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Website follows journey of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster through space

Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster may have slipped the surly bonds of Earth, but you can still follow its path through the Solar System. Satellite guru Ben Pearson’s unofficial Whereisroadster.com website is tracking the EV based on NASA data and his own fl… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/18/website-tracks-elon-musk-tesla-roadster-in-space/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature…

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Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster Could Come Crashing Back to Earth One Day

Earlier this month, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket into space, and with it, a red Tesla Roadster. The vehicle is now floating in space with a mannequin dressed as an astronaut in its front seat. But there’s a chance its peaceful orbit could be interrupted one day by colliding with a planet…

Expect Northern Lights and power grid fluctuations this week

Good news! This week, folks living in as far north as Michigan may get treated to a stunning light show as Auroras will be shining brighter and further away from the planet’s axis than usual. What a rare treat! The bad news: the same phenomenon that causes the Northern Lights to do their thing could…

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…

Kepler Astronomers Discover Treasure Trove of New Exoplanets

Kepler is the gift that keeps on giving. After suffering a major malfunction five years ago, the rejiggered space-based telescope continues to churn away, scanning the heavens for signs of distant worlds. An international team of astronomers has now released the results of its latest survey, confirming the existence… Read more… George Dvorsky https://gizmodo.com/kepler-astronomers-discover-treasure-trove-of-new-exopl-1823030963 www.big4all.org…

SpaceX satellite broadband fleet picks up endorsement of FCC head Ajit Pai

SpaceX hopes to launch a global fleet of small internet-beaming satellites in the next few years, and Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai wants to grant SpaceX that opportunity.  In a statement released Wednesday morning, Pai urged the other four FCC commissioners to support an approval of SpaceX’s application to put a constellation of thousands…

Carl Sagan and the Pale Blue Dot, Valentine’s Day 1990

In 1990, once NASA’s twin Voyager probes had completed their grand tour of the solar system, it came time to shut off their cameras to preserve power and memory for the other scientific instruments onboard. But before that happened, there was one last photo opportunity not to be missed. Carl Sagan, a member of the…

FCC looks to approve SpaceX’s satellite internet plan

 SpaceX is planning to send up a pair of its own satellites in this weekend’s launch, in order to test a proposed space-based broadband internet service. But if you want get into the broadband business, first you have to get past its U.S. gatekeepers: the FCC. Fortunately for SpaceX, Chairman Ajit Pai is all for…

Cryptocurrency mining is hampering the search for alien life

It turns out that high-end graphics cards are fantastic for mining non-bitcoin cryptocurrencies, which has led to a global shortage of GPUs. Gamers are livid at the lack of supply, especially as prices skyrocket on secondary markets. But they’re not… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/14/cryptocurrency-mining-is-hampering-the-search-for-alien-life/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

The search for aliens is struggling thanks to cryptocurrency mania

 Millions of idiots trying to mine  so they can be part of the latest, stupidest and most irresponsibly hyped get-rich-quick tech craze are hindering the actual important work of finding out if aliens exist. This revelation, first reported by the BBC, has ruined my Wednesday. I generally stay quiet on the cryptocurrency and Bitcoin front,…

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch includes stage one of its satellite internet plan

 SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 on February 17 (should the current target date stick) and the rocket is carrying a primary payload of a Spanish satellite for client Paz. The secondary cargo on the launch is more interesting, however, since it’s two of SpaceX’s own satellites – demonstration satellites the company is putting into orbit…

Watch Starman and its Tesla get swallowed by the darkness of space

Starman is drifting farther and farther away from us, that a lot of the telescopes that have been tracking its journey will soon no longer be able to see it. The Virtual Telescope Project, which has been keeping an eye on the spacefarer and its trust… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/14/starman-tesla-livestream/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport…

How to watch Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster disappear into deep space

We’ve been watching “Starman” cruise through space in his cosmic Tesla Roadster for a week now. But on Valentine’s Day, Elon Musk’s shrewd payload from SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will disappear into deep space — and you can watch it happen live. SEE ALSO: What SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch means for the future of spaceflight…

SpaceX to launch its satellite internet prototypes this weekend

For years, Elon Musk has been talking about his plans to launch thousands of low-orbiting satellites that will be able to provide high speed internet to people around the globe. While the details of those satellites have been kept largely under wraps… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/13/spacex-launch-satellite-internet-starlink/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature…

Virgin Galactic’s VR-powered website lets you tour its spaceships

As Virgin Galactic gears up for commercial spaceflights and science research, the company has partnered up with Microsoft and its Edge browser to create a new website that’s both mobile-friendly and WebVR optimized. The new site shows off Virgin’s ef… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/13/virgin-galactic-vr-powered-website-tour-spaceships/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow