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Not a bad idea, this. But where it could have delivered a mounting sense of dread, crowned with horror, the film seems concerned to hedge its bets by balancing the disturbing stuff with a feelgood drama about a family pulling together. It's a sci-fi mystery thriller, distributed by Netflix and directed by ... Titan

Given the right stimulus, the mind can enter a trance. Sometimes it happens innocently. Maybe you're sick with food poisoning and the malaise conjures up otherworldly images from behind the retina. Other times it's drugs, dance, music, or a combination of all three. Whatever the case; to be in a trance is ...
The Moon always feels like a familiar face in the night sky. But how much do you actually know about our nearest neighbor? The LUNAR AR Moon Models help you explore the surface of Earth's satellite in the palm of your hand. These beautiful scale models come with their own augmented reality ...
Images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) are not only helping planners with future human missions to the moon, but they are also revealing new information about the moon's evolution and structure. A new NASA video, posted on YouTube, features more than half a dozen locations ...
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio created this virtual tour of the moon - in all-new 4K resolution - using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft. The visualization moves around the moon's near side, far side, north and south poles, highlighting interesting features, sites, ...

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -. Flying to the moon has never been so easy, or cheap. Thanks to NASA, you have the opportunity to tour our closest neighbor in high definition. New videos, which can be viewed below, show images that have been collected by NASA's lunar orbiter over the last ...
It provides elevation data and mineralogical mapping to help scientists better understand the age of craters, lava basins and other features on the moon. And it also acts as a scout for future human missions. That role came into focus late in 2017, when the Trump administration tasked NASA with ...
The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also certain to take your breath away. Billed as a "virtual tour of The moon" in glorious 4K, the incredible imagery has been collected by NASA's ...
Easter is considered the most important date on the Christian calendar — sorry Christmas — but unlike its counterpart, the holiday changes dates every year. Whether these communities follow the Gregorian calendar or still use the Julian calendar, the holiday still adheres to direct astronomical ...
Today was the official deadline for the now-defunct Google Lunar X Prize competition — an international contest to send the first private spacecraft to the Moon. There is no winner; no one got to the Moon in time. But many of the teams that competed in the Google Lunar X Prize say they are still forging ...
The moon appeared blue because of all the dust the volcano lofted into the air. NASA says this particular event probably generated the phrase "Blue Moon," but volcanoes aren't the only reason a moon can look blue. Dust storms or forest fires can also generate this effect. Incidentally, there is an older ...
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 lunar mission, which was the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth's orbit and circle the Moon on December 21, 1968. To celebrate, Omega created the Apollo 8 Dark Side of the Moon featuring a special treatment on the movement that replicates the ...
ZClassic (ZCL) is poised to reclaim its lost glory amid the current cryptocurrency storm. With many Altcoins still on the red, lady luck seems to frown on this latest fork from ZCash. With a lot of expectations from digital coin lovers, market recovery seems to be on the horizon for most alternative coins.
... settle the moon. copied! NASA and private entrepreneurs with deep pockets like Elon Musk have spent billions of dollars exploring Mars, with the goal to eventually colonize the planet. But what if it's not the only site to explore? Retired astronaut and author of “An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth” weighs in.Mar.30.2018.
Saturday night's full moon will be the last blue moon until 2020. It will not, however, actually look blue. Unless something has gone terribly wrong. The moon only appears blue when light is refracted by an abnormal amount of particles in the air. It takes something like smoke from a major forest fire or the ash ...
So, astronomers announced this month that they'd used AI to find 6,000 new craters on the Moon. Now, this isn't that significant in itself. The Moon is estimated to have hundreds of thousands of craters, mostly caused by impacts with asteroids and meteors. This is because of a few factors. First, because the ...

After all these years, I shouldn't be surprised at the stark beauty of the Moon, but every now and again it sneaks up on me. I've seen the Moon countless times through my own binoculars and telescopes, and perused hundreds if not thousands of Apollo photos. Then we put the Lunar Reconnaissance ...
Last year, President Trump directed NASA to return to the moon. University of Notre Dame professor Clive Neal says the new mission reopens a door that was shut more than 45 years ago. "We start with the moon, we don't abandon the moon, we leverage the moon to enable us to go to Mars and beyond," ...
Earth may have had water for far longer than we thought. The planet may have had lakes and oceans even before the giant impact that created the moon, and it could have survived that colossal collision. Previously it was thought that most, or even all, of Earth's ocean water was carried to the planet on ...
The Earth-Moon system is thought to have been formed by a collision between two large planetary objects with unique isotopic compositions. But the explanation for why the Earth and Moon don't have unique isotopic characteristics themselves, like most planets in our Solar System, has eluded scientists ...
The six crewed Apollo missions were sent to different regions of the moon in order to carry out experiments and to bring back rock samples that help scientists determine the age and composition of the moon's surface. For safety reasons, Apollo 11 (inset) was sent to the flat and relatively featureless terrain ...
The collision that created the moon must have been so powerful that it caused the material of the young Earth and the large body that hit it to completely blend, new research suggests — and water must have already been on the surface of Earth before the moon-forming crash. The insight comes from the ...
Our moon is on the move. Each year, it drifts an estimated 1.5 inches further away from Earth. And in the process, Earth's rotation is actually slowing down. What if one night, the moon simply disappeared? Would we miss it? A full moon is on average 14,000 times brighter than the next brightest night-sky ...
Chandrayaan-1 was India's first mission to the moon. It operated for almost a year (between October 2008 and August 2009). The lunar orbiter is best known for helping to discover evidence of water molecules on the moon. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is developing a successor ...
After all, after you have been to space, and even walked on the Moon, you might enjoy a short burst of fame—and maybe even a little fortune—then it's over. Buzz Aldrin's appearance on Dancing with the Stars notwithstanding, most astronauts retreated to relative obscurity after their NASA days were over.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to build igloos on the Moon with a view to creating an Antarctica-like outpost. Dr Jitendra Singh of the Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space gave the response to a question (PDF) asked in the Indian Parliament by Shri Suman ...
One night in February of 2017, Wylie Overstreet wheeled his telescope out in the street of a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles to observe the Moon. Within a couple of hours, more than 20 people had walked up to him to take a look. A young couple was so amazed by what they saw through the ...
Chairman of Astronomy Ireland and Editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine David Moore said, “The moon is the most amazing sight to see in a telescope. “The telescopes will give members of the public a view of the craters, mountains and vast seas of frozen lava that pepper the moon's huge surface.”.
Japan is restarting its seventh nuclear reactor. They are restarting operation of unit 3 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan's Saga prefecture. The reactor is scheduled to resume commercial operation next month. Genkai 3 is the seventh of Japan's 42 operable reactors which have so far cleared ...
1. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg finally broke her silence on Cambridge Analytica, stating that she regrets taking too much time to publicly address the scandal. And speaking on the possibility of future regulation, she said, "It's not a question of if regulation, it's a question of what type." 2. Working too hard ...
“Tens of thousands of unidentified small craters are on the Moon, and it's unrealistic for humans to efficiently characterize them all by eye,” said Ari Silburt, a former University of Toronto Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics grad student, who helped create the AI algorithm. “There's real potential for ...
Raleigh, N.C. — Walk the Moon will headline this year's Band Together NC Main Event concert in June, organizers announced Thursday. The pop rock band will perform at Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh on June 23. The Cincinnati band burst onto Top 40 radio in 2014 with its hit "Shut Up and ...
For a tribute band that includes a sizable visual effects team as 11 musicians belt out songs from Pink Floyd's storied history, one can't help but imagine the number of hours it took to synchronize the production. The answer for tribute band Brit Floyd, as it turns out, is seven straight days of eight-hour ...
NASA for years has been planning long-range space exploration to the moon and Mars. Back in 2006, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, Associate Administrator Scott Horowitz, and Constellation Program Manager Jeffrey Hanley discussed the Constellation Program, the space agency's plan for robotic ...
Only 24 people in history have been able to journey to the moon. One space travel company wants to change that. Space Adventures, a Virginia-based space and aeronautics company, is planning to offer a trip to the moon for normal people like you and me, as long as you can afford it. The company will ...
India, which sent an orbiter to Mars at about 1/10th the cost of Nasa's Maven probe, is examining how to build habitations on the moon. “ISRO, along with academic institutions, is doing experimentation on potential structures for lunar habitation,” Jitendra Singh, the junior minister for space, told lawmakers ...
Threlfall's was the first official wager in the Space Race, and the odds were not in his favor: Famous bookmakers William Hill allowed him odds of 1,000 to 1 “for any man, woman or child, from any nation on Earth, being on the Moon, or any other planet, star or heavenly body of comparable distance from ...
21768866101557400979149382544022066519327020O Walk the Moon at Taft Theatre for the 2017 MidPoint Music FestivalMassively successful Cincinnati AltPop band Walk the Moon has announced a July 28 date at Great American Ball Park. The group's stadium gig is its first in the members' ...
Apart from experimenting with satellites, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on a new project, which could be about building igloos on the moon. The government on Wednesday, March 21, told the Lok Sabha that the ISRO was conducting experiments on potential structures for ...
... … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading the Guardian than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for ...
The Zero Mile Post marked the meeting of two railway lines and possibly the beginning of the city of Atlanta. I lazed in bed and tried to imagine I was home. Instead I was trapped in a hotel room in Las Vegas. My eyes had opened at 3 a.m., but I forced myself to stay under the covers. It would be a long day if ...
NASA is pushing forward with a new Moon-focused exploration campaign to increase science activities near and on the Moon, with a series of increasing complex commercial robotic missions, and an ultimate aim to return humans to the lunar surface. In the last few days, the agency has issued a Request ...
How was Earth's moon formed? I have been working with lead-researchers Simon Lock and Sarah Stewart (now at U.C. Davis) on a new theory. It is generally accepted by most planetary scientists that the Moon was formed in a giant collision between a growing Earth and another, smaller, proto-planet at ...
The Moon is so familiar, even to people who don't go out of their way to see it, that it gets ignored. So when it is literally brought into focus, magnified to the point where it becomes a world laid out before you, the craters and plains and mountains etched onto your retina and your brain, it is as profound an ...
While lovers have long sung about flying to the moon, historically, it's only been possible for 24 people. And while a space mission remains an improbability for most of us, it may soon be possible for people to fly around the moon. Space Adventures, a Virginia-based space and aeronautics company, ...
The waxing crescent moon passes through the rich naked-eye star cluster known as the Hyades during the evening of 22 March. The Hyades sits at the heart of the constellation Taurus. It is the closest star cluster to the Earth, only 150 light years away. This means that the light we see from its stars set off ...
If you haven't spotted Venus and Mercury yet, this week is a good time to view them. They are higher in the sky now. Mercury just reached its greatest elongation from the sun on Thursday. The crescent moon is returning to the evening sky and it may be visible tomorrow evening near Venus and Mercury.
Later this year, the moon's far side will welcome its first robotic visitor — China's Chang'e 4 lander. Zhao Xiaojin, a senior official at the China Aerospace Science and Technology (CAST), explained that the nation's two-phase Chang'e 4 mission is being readied for launch this year. "In the first half of 2018, ...
The Moon's surface is cluttered with impacts craters. These impact craters are created when objects like meteorites smashed into the moon and left holes or cavities on the surface. In the past, AI algorithms have been used to identify craters on the moon but they turned out to be unreliable. The new ...


 

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