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Photo FOMO: Cheap 8K cameras, shooting at 3B miles, and a 15-hour action cam

Foxconn could be developing cheaper 8K cameras. NASA broke new photo records. This new action camera can shoot for 15 hours. Maphun is no more. Here’s your photo FOMO news for this week. The post Photo FOMO: Cheap 8K cameras, shooting at 3B miles, and a 15-hour action cam appeared first on Digital Trends. Hillary…

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NASA believes its supersonic X-Plane will slice our cross-country flight times in half

Most of the pricey machines NASA outlined in a 2019 budget proposal this week — a 32-story mega-rocket, moon landers, and Mars rover — will be launched to Earth’s orbit or beyond.  But aside from those big-ticket items, the space agency’s budget also requests funding for a curious airplane that currently exists only in sketches…

When Will We Finally Find a Truly Earth-Like Exoplanet?

There are many definitions of an Earth-like exoplanet. Some say it’s a planet that orbits a star at just the right distance for liquid water to exist on its surface. Some say it’s a rocky planet, like ours. But determining if an exoplanet is truly habitable requires actually figuring out what’s on the planet. Read…

Defunding the ISS might just help get us to Mars

There’s good news for NASA in the Trump administration’s proposed FY2019 budget and some bad. On the one hand, the space agency would receive a minor funding boost — NASA itself would get $19.9 billion, a 1.3 percent increase over 2017, while its sc… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/defunding-iss-mars-leo-nasa/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets…

The Kepler Mission Has Discovered Nearly 100 New Exoplanets

Emerging Discovery NASA’s K2 mission has provided a second chance for the Kepler Space Telescope to push the boundaries of observation and planet-hunting. Efforts to save Kepler after a 2013 malfunction recently paid off big time, as the collaborative international mission confirmed the existence of nearly 100 new exoplanets outside of our Solar System. This brings the…

NASA’s Recent Pictures of Objects in the Kuiper Belt Just Broke Records

Lights, Camera, Kuiper Belt 3.79 billion miles away in the inky blackness of space, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft snapped two pictures and transmitted those images back to Earth. New Horizons’s December 2017 photoshoot now holds the record of being the farthest away a camera has ever been from our planet. The previous record was the famous ‘Pale Blue…

Scientists Have No Idea Why This Enriched Uranium Particle Was Floating Above Alaska

On August 3, 2016, seven kilometers above Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, a research plane captured something mysterious: an atmospheric aerosol particle enriched with the kind of uranium used in nuclear fuel and bombs. Read more… Ryan F. Mandelbaum https://gizmodo.com/scientists-have-no-idea-why-this-enriched-uranium-parti-1822959694 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

Returning A Lost Sheep To The NASA Fold

About three weeks ago, we reported that a satellite enthusiast in Canada found an unexpected signal among his listening data. It was a satellite, and upon investigation it turned out to be NASA’s IMAGE satellite, presumed dead since a power failure in 2005 interrupted its mission to survey the Earth’s magnetosphere. This story is old…

Trump’s Budget Would Scrap Top-Priority Telescope

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget request would nix the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), and scientists aren’t happy. Read more… Ryan F. Mandelbaum https://gizmodo.com/trumps-budget-would-scrap-top-priority-telescope-1822940031 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

Trump’s new budget won’t land us on the moon anytime soon

Vice President Pence may have vowed that the US would return astronauts to the moon, but it looks like we aren’t getting there anytime soon. Ars Technica appears to have received an early copy of the White House’s fiscal year 2019 budget set for rele… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/12/trump-s-new-budget-wont-land-us-on-the-moon-anytime-soon/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business…

New Horizons probe captures images at record distance from Earth

Voyager 1 has held the distance record for a captured image for the past 27 years thanks to its legendary “Pale Blue Dot” photo (3.75 billion miles away from Earth), but that milestone just got smashed. NASA’s New Horizons probe took pictures of Kui… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/11/new-horizons-probe-captures-images-at-record-distance/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets…

Trump administration hopes to privatize ISS after 2024

If the US government plans to stop funding the International Space Station at the end of 2024, there’s a big question: what happens next? Hand the keys over to the private sector, apparently. The Washington Post has obtained a NASA document outlining… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/11/trump-administration-hopes-to-privatize-iss/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature…

Donald Trump Reportedly Wants to Privatize the International Space Station

It’s been known for some time that the White House has been considering cutting off funding to the International Space Station by 2025 to free up resources for NASA, an agency President Donald Trump wants to send astronauts back to the moon but has also proposed should make do with a shoestring budget. Per the…

Plastic Model Emulates the First Untethered Spacewalk

Here’s something really wonderful. [Dave Akerman] wrote up the results of his attempt to use a high-altitude balloon to try to re-create a famous image of NASA’s Bruce McCandless floating freely in space with the Earth in the background. [Dave] did this in celebration of the 34th anniversary of the first untethered spacewalk, even going so far…

NASA’s InSight lander passes its final tests, ready for the trip to Mars

After a two-year delay, NASA’s InSight Mars lander is ready for launch and will soon be on its way to the red planet. The lander will study “Marsquakes” and other seismic activity during its two-year-long mission. The post NASA’s InSight lander passes its final tests, ready for the trip to Mars appeared first on Digital…