The historic moment, considered a small step for man, and a giant leap for mankind has been cast in the shadows for decades by people who argue and claim, mankind never made it to the moon. Some believe it was nothing but a staged event, created on purpose by the government to keep people in […]

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This Giant Fireball Over Michigan Was Visible From Six States and Canada

The National Weather Service says that the most likely explanation for an object which sent out illumination and a sonic boom throughout southwest Michigan, five other states, and Canada on Tuesday night was the breakup of a meteor, WXYZ reported. The American Meteor Society collected at least 200 reports of the incident, which for around a second was so bright it lit parts of the Detroit region like it was daytime.

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If No One Owns the Moon, Can Anyone Make Money Up There?

Ambiguities in the 50-year-old Outer Space Treaty may be getting in the way of entrepreneurs seeking opportunities elsewhere in our solar system.

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Visualizing a Hypothetical Planck Scale Substructure of Reality

Geometer, animator and QGR research scientist Dugan Hammock displays some of his work visualizing the quasicrystalline point space on which we model our phys…

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Sci-Fi Gets Science Right: 'Passengers' Nails the Physics

While aspects of the new science-fiction film "Passengers" may seem like pies in the sky to skeptics, creators of the futuristic space thriller certainly outdid "Gravity" and "Interstellar" in the physics department.

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Image gallery: Rosetta mission

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) Web Portal features the latest news on space exploration and science, Earth observation, aeronautics, energy technology and transportation research. The Portal is the entry point to more than 50 web sites featuring DLR institutes, facilities and projects, and provides an overview of DLR goals, strategies and activities.