City Pops Social bookmarking site for “cool” people sharing “cool” stories. It claims to help bloggers drive more traffic to their blog because they allow self promotion.. Smith, Culberson: Space telescopes promise a universe of discovery - City Pops When one first focuses on the Ultra Deep Field image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2004, it appears to be just a photo of the night sky. Dots, stars at first glance, clutter the image, but a longer, closer look leads to wonder and amazement. The image, which is a...]]> Sat, 3 Feb 2018 05:59:00 GMT Delta 4 rocket successfully lofts clandestine NRO satellite into orbit - City Pops A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket climbed into orbit Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with a top secret spy satellite, adding a new set of eyes in the sky for the U.S. government’s intelligence community and nudging part of the Delta 4 family closer to... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:12:08 GMT New Clues to the Origins of the Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts From Space | Smart News | Smithsonian - City Pops Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are one of the biggest astronomical mysteries of the last decade. First observed in 2007, astronomers have detected over two dozen instances of the powerful but fleeting signals from space. Researchers don’t know exactly what they are, but there have...]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:49:41 GMT Astronauts Identify Mystery Microbes in Space for the 1st Time - City Pops NASA astronauts successfully sequenced the DNA of microbes found aboard the International Space Station, marking the first time unknown organisms were sequenced and identified entirely in space. Wed, 3 Jan 2018 09:00:40 GMT SpaceX leases Cape Canaveral home for Crew Dragon - City Pops In a sign that astronaut launches from Florida are growing nearer, SpaceX recently leased an Air Force facility where it will prepare Dragon capsules to fly crews to the International Space Station. The 45th Space Wing said work on the capsule called Crew Dragon or Dragon 2... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 08:29:15 GMT Sex dolls to Salmonella: Here are the weirdest things we’ve sent to space - City Pops Humans have blasted some impressive objects into outer space over the decades in the name of research and exploration. Yet some things which have made it into orbit have been downright bizarre. In a year when space gained its first brewery – that we know of – RT takes a look...’ve-sent-to-space.html’ve-sent-to-space.html Tue, 2 Jan 2018 08:26:15 GMT Winter is beautiful on Twitter - City Pops The Fish Head Nebula in Cassiopeia Image: Drew Hastings]]> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 17:15:27 GMT Rocket Launches and Trips to the Moon We're Looking Forward to in 2018 - City Pops If you love space and astronomy, 2018 will be an exciting year. NASA has announced windows of time for sending spacecraft to Mars and the sun. Japanese and American probes already in space are set to enter orbit around two near Earth asteroids. And a variety of eclipses and...]]> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 14:49:04 GMT Air Force: Cape rockets could fly new southern corridor toward poles - City Pops The Air Force has opened a “polar corridor” that would allow certain rockets to launch spacecraft from Cape Canaveral into north-south orbits circling the poles, a development that could bring more launches to Florida Mon, 1 Jan 2018 09:55:22 GMT SpaceX Unveils New Falcon Heavy Rocket - City Pops Elon Musk's SpaceX has unveiled its new Falcon Heavy rocket, a month before its first launch. Photos show the new rocket inside its Florida hangar, minus the cargo for the January test flight]]> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 09:53:17 GMT