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The view from space could change the world, says Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity Spaceliner captured this view of Earth during the vehicle's first journey into space on December 13, 2018. Credit: Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic wants to make the world a better place by giving many people a much needed perspective. Company representatives have expressed strong confidence in the "overview effect". This is the idea of ​​seeing the earth …

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"Missing" galactic mergers emerge with new technology

A computer simulation of a galaxy (left); the same galaxy that has been adapted to appear in an observation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (center); a computer simulation of a converging pair of galaxies (right). Picture credits: Nevin et al., 2019 Galaxy mergers, in which two galaxies combine over billions of years in sometimes dramatic flashes of light, are …

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Our Milky Way: Double KO punch in two galactic collisions – astronomers

A research team from Britain's Durham University predicts that another galaxy will collide with the Milky Way much sooner than expected and launch our solar system into space. "There is little chance that we will get away with it" The collision between the two galaxies that could throw us out of the Milky Way into interstellar space, "said Marius Cautun, …

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A catastrophic galactic collision could send the solar system into space

The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51a) and companion galaxy (M51b). This Hubble Space Telescope image represents a fusion of two galaxies that are similar in mass to the Milky Way and the large Magellanic Cloud. Picture credits: NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI) and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA) New research led by astrophysicists at Durham University, UK, predicts that the …

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A catastrophic galactic collision could send the solar system into space

New research led by astrophysicists at Durham University, UK, predicts that the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) could hit the Milky Way in two billion years. The collision could occur much sooner than the predicted impact between the two The Milky Way and another neighboring galaxy, Andromeda, which scientists say will hit our galaxy in eight billion years. The catastrophic encounter …

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Scientists find galactic fossil of the Big Bang

Mexico, December 24 (Notimex). – A group of astronomers discovered one of the only three known fossil clouds in the universe, which will provide new data for the formation of the first galaxies. The cloud of orphan gas that formed after the Big Bang was discovered in the distant universe by the optical telescope of the WM Keck Observatory in …

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Virgin Galactic goes into space

The first manned space flight from the USA since 2011. The SpaceShipTwo of Virgin Galactic reaches space for the first time. The SpaceShipTwo has reached space after months of testing before returning to Earth. The stay was brief (SST fired the rocket for just one minute), but it was sufficient to both verify the spacecraft and conduct four NASA-sponsored scientific …

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Virgin Galactic takes off and space tourism moves closer

For the first time since the US retired the Space Shuttle in 2011, people have taken off from American soil and gone into space. This morning, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic hurled two test pilots across the earth's borders and brought them safely back to commercial space travel. The mission was Virgin Galactic's fourth test flight VSS Unity a craft designed …

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The limits of space are being reviewed with the progress of the Virgin Galactic testing program

WASHINGTON – When Virgin Galactic approaches its first suborbital flights into space, a potential terminology change could make it easier for the company to reach this milestone. In an interview with CNN published on November 30, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson said the company had flown into space within a few weeks with the Suborbital SpaceShipTwo. This vehicle, called VSS …

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