Daily Archives: September 16, 2011

Meet Kepler-16b; the first planet known to definitively orbit two stars — a real-life Tatooine, from “Star Wars”

Meet Kepler-16B. It’s a real-life Tatooine. A spectacle made popular by the “Star Wars” saga — a planet with two suns — has now been confirmed in space for the first time, astronomers revealed. Scientists using NASA’s Kepler space telescope … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Top Secret C-130 with Rocket Boosters | Military.com

Late 1980: in a top-secret mission to rescue the American hostages in Iran, the US government modified a C-130 Hercules to be a “Super STOL” aircraft by adding 30 rockets to boost it on takeoff and slow it on landing. … Continue reading

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Twitter 5 years ago (before and after pic’s)

Twitter, then known as twttr, was born just over 5 years ago – but in Twitter-time that’s ancient history. What did it look like when it launched? Check it out: As you can see, Twitter didn’t have a hard time … Continue reading

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