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Outer Space & Universe

Space, also known as outer space, is the near-vacuum between celestial bodies. It is where everything (all of the planets, stars, galaxies and other objects) is found.

On Earth, space begins at the Kármán line (100 km above sea level). This is where Earth's atmosphere is said to stop and outer space begins. This is not a firm boundary but is a convention used by scientists and diplomats.

Items in space are free to move back and forth; up and down; and left and right. These three dimensions are what make 3D space. Items also move forward through time, which is sometimes called the fourth dimension.

The majority of space contains very little matter and so most of it is a vacuum. Scientists do not know how big space is but we do know that space is extremely big, and is always expanding.

According to the big bang theory, all matter and energy in the Universe was compressed into a very small space. Then it exploded and started expanding. Space is still growing in size today; this means the distance from one galaxy to distant galaxies is getting longer.

Gravity is the force that keeps the Moon in orbit around the Earth and the planets in orbit around the Sun. Gravity can stretch and bend space similar to how a heavy ball placed on a stretched sheet of rubber will cause the rubber to stretch. The scientist who discovered that space can bend is named Albert Einstein. How gravity bends space is part of his theory of general relativity.

Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Taikonauts and Spationauts

An astronaut is any person who is trained by NASA to travel and perform tasks in space. Although the space traveler may not necessarily be a United States citizen, each astronaut does go through a rigorous training regiment by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Other space travelers go by other names then astronaut depending on their country of origin.

In the United States, astronaut is derived from the Greek words ástron (star) and nautis (sailor). While, in Russia, a space traveler goes by the name космонавт (English: cosmonaut), which is derived from the Greek words kosmos (universe) and nautis (sailor). Westerners call a space traveler from China a taikonaut, based on the 1998 writings of Chiew Lee Yik and Chen Lan where the term tàikōng (great emptiness), Chinese for “space”. In China, the term yuháng yuán (universe navigator) is used for space traveler.

Only the United States of America (United States), Russia (earlier, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), and the People’s Republic of China (China) have sent manned spacecraft into space. Other countries have assisted these countries by sending their own space travelers on space missions. For instance, a French space traveler is called a spationaut (from the French word spationaute), which is derived from the Latin spatium (space) and Greek nautis (sailor). (plural in Greek nautes = sailors)

 

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    See Amazing Super Blood Wolf Moon Pics from All Over US

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    Imagery of the Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019 was captured from Arizona, New Mexico and Florida and was compiled by Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope Project live during the eclipse. Here is a highlight reel of the event edited by Space.com's @SteveSp

  • 02:18 New Total Lunar Eclipse! Super Blood Wolf Moon Turns Eerie Red

    Total Lunar Eclipse! Super Blood Wolf Moon Turns Eerie Red

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    Totality has begun for the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse of 2019 and a Griffith Observatory camera is capturing all the action. You can watch their live feed here: https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.htmlAnd directly on Grif

  • 06:36 New Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Begins!

    Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Begins!

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    The Griffith Observatory has captured incredible imagery of the start of the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse. You can watch their live feed here: https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.htmlAnd directly on Griffith Observatory's Y

  • 21:44 New The INSTANT FREEZE has Begun! N. EAST COAST prepare for a rough 2 weeks.

    The INSTANT FREEZE has Begun! N. EAST COAST prepare for a rough 2 weeks.

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    Blastoff! US Spy Satellite Launches Atop Delta IV Heavy Rocket

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    United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket launched the NROL-71 classified spy satellite mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office on Jan. 19, 2019 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.Credit: ULA

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  • 07:28 New How To Snap Lunar Eclipse Photos

    How To Snap Lunar Eclipse Photos

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    An ESA engineer explains how to photography a lunar eclipse using several different types of cameras. -- Moon Photography Tips from Astrophotographers: A Visual Guide: https://www.space.com/31050-moon-photography-tips-expert-visual-guide.htmlCredits: ESA,

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    Big Blizzard & Ice Storm & Severe Weather to Hit Texas to the East Coast this Weekend

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  • 03:01 New Blastoff! Japan's Epsilon Rocket Launches 7 Satellites

    Blastoff! Japan's Epsilon Rocket Launches 7 Satellites

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    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) solid-fueled Epsilon rocket launched seven different satellites into orbit from Uchinoura Space Center on Jan. 17, 2018. The payloads consisted of the RAPid Innovative payload demonstration Satellite-1 (RAPI

  • 01:53 New Blue Origin's New Glenn Rocket Animation Updated with New Design

    Blue Origin's New Glenn Rocket Animation Updated with New Design

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    Blue Origin has updated the design of their big New Glenn rocket in the latest animation released in Jan. 2019. -- See the original design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65D46lA5YDECredit: Blue Origin

  • 01:57 New Impact Crater History on Earth and Moon Studied Using Lunar Orbiter Data

    Impact Crater History on Earth and Moon Studied Using Lunar Orbiter Data

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    NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been used to catalog impact craters on the moon. The data has been used to study impacts through time on Earth as well.Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

  • 02:16 New ESA Astronaut’s Visually Stunning Space Station Journey Highlighted

    ESA Astronaut’s Visually Stunning Space Station Journey Highlighted

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    While on orbit, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst recorded a recitation of “The Wall of the World” chapter from Jack London’s book “White Fang.” It has been used as the narration in this visually stunning account of his Space Station journey.Credit: ESA

  • 20:09 New a WILD look at the Dangerous& Deadly Coast to Coast USA Monster Storm.

    a WILD look at the Dangerous& Deadly Coast to Coast USA Monster Storm.

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    Alert! NASTY STORM danger from the West Coast to the East Coast. Buckle up!

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  • 01:59 New Lunar Eclipse Facts - Why Is It Red? How Often Does It Occur?

    Lunar Eclipse Facts - Why Is It Red? How Often Does It Occur?

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    NASA explains how a lunar eclipse occurs and what skywatchers can expect. -- Supermoon Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2019: Complete Guide:https://www.space.com/42830-supermoon-blood-moon-total-lunar-eclipse-2019.htmlCredit: NASA/GSFC

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    THOR for President?

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    West Coast & East Coast STORM update

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