Top Ever Space Movies

Top Ever Space Movies 1) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) This iconic and epic science fiction film was produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1968. Written by both Stanley Kubrick and legendary novelist Arthur C Clarke it was inspired by one of Clarke’s short stories (“The Sentinel” – 1951). The plot follows the journey […]

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Cassini Enters Its Grand Finale!

The Cassini Spacecraft (launched in 1997) has been orbiting the planet Saturn since 2004. Its full name is the Cassini-Huygens Spacecraft since it was named after the astronomers Giovanni Cassini and Christiaan Huygens. A collaboration between NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), ESA (European Space Agency) and ISA (Italian Space Agency) the Cassini craft is […]

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Top Weird Named Galaxies

Space is weird but we also give objects in space some strange names. Here’s Star Name Registry’s list of the weirdest named galaxies. Enjoy! 1) The Tadpole Galaxy The Tadpole galaxy is a disrupted barred spiral galaxy which is located approximately 420 million light years away in the constellation Draco. It’s distinctive “tail” was likely […]

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Schiaparelli

Yesterday at approximately 2:42 GMT the Italian built Schiaparelli module separated from its carrier (the trace gas orbiter – TGO) around Mars. Named after the 19th century astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli – best known for his descriptions of the surface of Mars – it is due to drop down onto the red planet on Wednesday 19th […]

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