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Space & Beyond: Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Hole

We here at the Rocket Yard certainly take notice anytime astronomers make a big discovery. So you can only imagine the excitement when something is discovered that is literally so big that it contradicts a scientific theory. Astronomers say that...

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Hot Read: Video Shows SpaceX Plans for Self-Landing Rocket

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that we here at the OWC Blog have a particular fascination with rockets. We named it the Rocket Yard, after all! And there’s one recent rocket mission that has especially caught our glued-to-the-sky eyes....

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Coffee Aliens Happen. Make Sure You Back Up Your Data.

We’ve discussed many times on the Rocket Yard just how important it is to have a back up system for your storage. Hard drive failure, fire, natural disasters, or even … alien abductions? There is no shortage of threats to our...

Globe-Astronomy Hot Read: ESA Spacecraft Lands on...
After ten years and billions of miles of travel, the Philae lander parted today from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and landed on the surface of a comet....

Globe-Astronomy Hot Read: ESA Does Some Catching...
About a decade ago, the European Space Agency made a date to meet up with Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. After ten years and billions of miles, the agency’s Rosetta spacecraft caught...

Globe-Astronomy Keeping An Eye On Other Worlds
As always, OWC is keeping an eye on space exploration news, and let’s just say it’s been an exciting week. Not “hey, the aliens are here and they’ve ended...

China Successfully Launches Lunar Rover China Successfully Launches Lunar Rover
With a name like Other World Computing, you can bet we’re incredibly interested in space exploration. That’s why we were so excited to read that China’s Chang’e-3 spacecraft delivered...

ARKYD Kicking For Science: The ARKYD Project
As you proabably already know, OWC has quite the affinity for advancements in both science and space. On May 29th, Planetary Resources launched their Kickstarter project “ARKYD: A Space...

Image credit: Astronomy Education Services/Gingin Observatory There Is Still A Chance To...
We’ve got a space alert for the star watchers among our readers. It isn’t often that a comet is visible to the naked eye, however, Comet PanSTARRS (not to...

Globeman-51 “Warp Drive” Not as Far-fetched as...
The trouble with interstellar travel is that (as one of the most notable authorities on the subject put it) “Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely,...

Voyager_Patch After 35 Years of Travel, Voyager...
Thirty-five years ago this week, Voyager 1 was launched. Its mission—along with its sister craft, Voyager 2 (which, interestingly enough, was launched two weeks earlier)—was to explore the outer...