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Russian satellite acts strangely and approaches other space craft, and do we live at the start of galactic history?

21 Oct 2015, 13:56 UTC
Russian satellite acts strangely and approaches other space craft, and do we live at the start of galactic history?
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If you've enjoyed this please share it on facebook, twitter, or whatever your favourite social media is. Do we live at the start of galactic history?Here's an unusual, and humbling, thought: what if we're one of the first intelligent life forms to arise in the universe? the odds of that have probably gone u p slightly, after a study using the Hubble Space Telescope (title link) suggests that Earth is, relatively speaking, one of the first habitable planets to emerge in our universe."There is enough remaining material [after the big bang] to produce even more planets in the future, in the Milky Way and beyond," said Molly Peeples, who worked on the project.IBEX explores the edge of our solar systemIBEX stands for Interstellar Boundary EXplorer. It's a space telescope (of an unusual sort) that has spent the last seven years quietly mapping the boundary between our solar system and interstellar space. Now, that might sound like (literally) a whole lot of nothing, but both the space in our solar system is full of subtle things like electrically charged gas, magnetic fields, radiation, fast moving particles, and dust from supernova. I've not heard much from it for a while, but this ...

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