First Orbit – 50 years ago, Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space

Exactly 50 years ago, USSR cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin flew around the Earth, making him the first person to ever travel beyond our planet’s atmosphere. This was the beginning of a race to conquer space.
Of course, Gagarin only knew what it was to be the first man up there, but thanks …

Let’s take a walk… on Mars.

Imagination can take us anywhere. You just have to close your eyes, and let your mind go to whatever place you’d like, may it be real or not. Sometimes, because we have the power and will to make certain dreams come true, we finally get to those places that first …

First Earth-sized exoplanet discovered

The discovery of Kepler-10b, the first rocky extrasolar planet, was confirmed yesterday by NASA’s Kepler mission. Only 1.4 times the size of Earth, it is the smallest exoplanet ever discovered.
Because its size is comparable to that of Earth, this is a first step to discovering how common such planets are, …

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