A Japanese astronaut grows nine centimeters in space

The Japanese Norishige Kanai has grown nine centimeters during his stay on the International Space Station (ISS) due to weightlessness, as he wrote on Tuesday on the astronaut himself. “Today I have an important news, I have passed the medical examination with a measurement of the physical parameters and it…

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The space station Tiangong-1 out of control will fall on Earth

Tiangong-1, the first space station that China managed to put into orbit in 2011, continues to be a real headache for the Asian country. After the success achieved in this program, with the included visit of six astronauts, the agency decided that Tiangong-1 would go into hibernation in 2013. 3…

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A luxury hotel in space, the plan of Russia

The client will have the right to a private ‘hut’ with large windows to appreciate the black space mantle, as well as the Earth and the rest of celestial bodies. They will also have private personal hygiene facilities and even exercise equipment, in addition to Wi-Fi. Of course, customers will…

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Pigeons can discriminate both space and time (ENG)

Research from the University of Iowa shows that pigeons can discriminate abstract concepts of space and time, and seem to use a region of the brain different from humans and primates to do so. The finding adds to the growing recognition that lower-order animal species, such as birds, reptiles and…

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Appearances almost always deceive in space photos

The images we see of planets, galaxies and so on tend to have false colors, but it is rarely aesthetic. The processing of spatial photographs is basic for the investigation and study of phenomena. The idea is not to deceive us, nor is there a NASA conspiracy about it (although…

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