162173 Ryugu, provisional designation 1999 JU3, is a near-Earth object and a potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group. It measures approximately 1 kilometer (0.6 mi) in diameter and is a dark object of the rare spectral type Cg, with qualities of both a C-type asteroid and a G-type asteroid.
Ryugu was discovered on 10 May 1999 by astronomers with the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research at the Lincoln Lab’s ETS near Socorro, New Mexico, in the United States. It was given the provisional designation 1999 JU3.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) spacecraft Hayabusa 2 was launched in December 2014 and successfully arrived at the asteroid on 27 June 2018. It is planned to return material from the asteroid to Earth by the end of 2020.
The Hayabusa2 mission includes four rovers with various scientific instruments. On 21 September 2018, the first two of these rovers, which will hop around the surface of the asteroid, were released from Hayabusa2.
On September 22, 2018, JAXA confirmed the two rovers had successfully touched down on Ryugu’s surface. Three images were published; two during descent to the asteroid and one after MINERVA-II1A touched down. This marks the first time a mission has completed a successful landing on a fast-moving asteroid body.
Totality during the lunar eclipse of 27 July 2018. Direct sunlight is being blocked by the Earth, and the only light reaching it is sunlight refracted by Earth’s atmosphere, producing a reddish color.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned (in syzygy), with Earth between the other two. A lunar eclipse can occur only on the night of a full moon. The type and length of a lunar eclipse depend on the Moon’s proximity to either node of its orbit.
During a total lunar eclipse, Earth completely blocks direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. The only light reflected from the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth’s atmosphere. This light appears reddish for the same reason that a sunset or sunrise does: the Rayleigh scattering of bluer light. Due to this reddish color, a totally eclipsed Moon is sometimes called a blood moon.
Unlike a solar eclipse, which can be viewed only from a certain relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of Earth. A total lunar eclipse lasts a few hours, whereas a total solar eclipse lasts only a few minutes as viewed from any given place, due to the smaller size of the Moon’s shadow. Also unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are safe to view without any eye protection or special precautions, as they are dimmer than the full Moon.
Mike Forst – And How to Find Out
Andi Otto – Six (Golden Bug Remix)
Exlibris – لواش
The Herbaliser – Out There
chanes – feelit
Deft – Sunshine (2010)
Dorian Concept – Fort Teen
The Comet Is Coming – Journey Through The Asteroid Belt
GLGN – Where’s My Money (edit)
Ground a.k.a Gr◯un土 – In This Junglegleglegle
Om Unit – Pop Lockin’ Hieroglyphs
Le JAD – WARTABLISM – 34 Beat 1 – Taste of Flesh (90bpm)
DJ Krush – Ignition
Desert Dwellers – Crossing Beyond (ReVisioned)
винер, Mr Guyver – 1655
Surfalone – Soul Machine (Throwing Snow Remix)
Surgeon – z8 GND 5296
Luke Mandala – Galactic Zipline (Desert Dwellers Remix)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (retitled Blade Runner: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in some later printings) is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick, first published in 1968. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco, where Earth’s life has been greatly damaged by nuclear global war. Most animal species are endangered or extinct from extreme radiation poisoning, so that owning an animal is now a sign of status and empathy, an attitude encouraged towards animals. The book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner, and many elements and themes from it were used in its 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049.
The main plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who is tasked with “retiring” (i.e. killing) six escaped Nexus-6 model androids, while a secondary plot follows John Isidore, a man of sub-par IQ who aids the fugitive androids. In connection with Deckard’s mission, the novel explores the issue of what it is to be human. Unlike humans, the androids are said to possess no sense of empathy.
Ramin Djawadi – Seven Nation Army
Thievery Corporation – It Takes A Thief
BéTé – Ponto das Caboclas (BéTé Re-Edit)
Aphrodelics – Rollin’ On Chrome (Wild Motherfucker Dub)
Whether there is life on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is at present an open question and a topic of scientific assessment and research. Titan is far colder than Earth, and its surface lacks stable liquid water, factors which have led some scientists to consider life there unlikely. On the other hand, its thick atmosphere is chemically active and rich in carbon compounds. On the surface there are bodies of liquid methane and ethane, and it is likely that there is a layer of liquid water under its ice shell; some scientists speculate that these liquid mixes may provide pre-biotic chemistry for living cells different from those on Earth.
In June 2010, scientists analysing data from the Cassini–Huygens mission reported anomalies in the atmosphere near the surface which could be consistent with the presence of methane-producing organisms, but may alternatively be due to non-living chemical or meteorological processes. The Cassini–Huygens mission was not equipped to look directly for micro-organisms or to provide a thorough inventory of complex organic compounds.
Morbin – Bengali Hop
Rocker’s Hi Fi – Going Under (K&D Session TM)
Deya Dova – Deya Dova – Return of the Bird Tribes (saQi Remix)
In general relativity, a white hole is a hypothetical region of spacetime which cannot be entered from the outside, although matter and light can escape from it. In this sense, it is the reverse of a black hole, which can only be entered from the outside and from which matter and light cannot escape. White holes appear in the theory of eternal black holes. In addition to a black hole region in the future, such a solution of the Einstein field equations has a white hole region in its past. However, this region does not exist for black holes that have formed through gravitational collapse, nor are there any known physical processes through which a white hole could be formed. Although information and evidence regarding white holes remains inconclusive, the 2006 GRB 060614 has been proposed as the first documented occurrence of a white hole.
The Heavy Twelves – Psychotropic
Eprom – Raw Data
somejerk – Blaze It
Ivy Lab – Magikess
NPHONIX & Dope D.O.D. – Broken Leg Funk (Sideswipe Remix)
Superflares are very strong explosions observed on stars with energies up to ten thousand times that of typical solar flares. The stars in this class satisfy conditions which should make them solar analogues, and would be expected to be stable over very long time scales. The original nine candidates were detected by a variety of methods. No systematic study was possible until the launch of the Kepler satellite, which monitored a very large number of solar-type stars with very high accuracy for an extended period. This showed that a small proportion of stars had violent outbursts, up to 10,000 times as powerful as the strongest flares known on the Sun. In many cases there were multiple events on the same star. Younger stars were more likely to flare than old ones, but strong events were seen on stars as old as the Sun.
Enceladus is the sixth-largest moon of Saturn. It is about 500 kilometers (310 mi) in diameter, about a tenth of that of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Enceladus is mostly covered by fresh, clean ice, making it one of the most reflective bodies of the Solar System. Consequently, its surface temperature at noon only reaches −198 °C (−324 °F), far colder than a light-absorbing body would be. Despite its small size, Enceladus has a wide range of surface features, ranging from old, heavily cratered regions to young, tectonically deformed terrains that formed as recently as 100 million years ago.
Omaure – Double Cheese with Fries (ft. Flitz&Suppe)
JAW GEMS – Peace Pipe (Milo Remix)
Emune – Toke
Samiyam – Kimchee
Sweatson Klank – June 18th
The Cancel – My Soul
CloZinger – Light Knight
JAW GEMS – Beachkeeper (The Russ Liquid Test Remix)
Oumuamua is the first known interstellar object to pass through the Solar System. Formally designated 1I/2017 U1, it was discovered by Robert Weryk using the Pan-STARRS telescope at Haleakala Observatory, Hawaii, on 19 October 2017, 40 days after it passed its closest point to the Sun. When first seen, it was about 33,000,000 km from Earth (about 85 times as far away as the Moon), and already heading away from the Sun.
Submerse x Lee (Asano + Ryuhei) – Primm
Morbin – Introspective
The Heavy Twelves – Punk Funk
Sudan Archives – Come Meh Way
Key-G – Key-G and Lily Jung – IN SAï
THUGWIDOW – Killers
Margari’s Kid – Halt
Samurai Breaks – Silverback
CARL – Totality
Fixate- Murderers Dance Too
Redders – Sexy Or Sweet (prod. by Moresounds) [Instrumental]
J:Kenzo – Skatta
Beatnok – My L0ve
Sweatson Klank – Empty Your Soul
An-ten-nae – Walking with Wild Flower in Bloom
Smoke Sign – Kung Fu Genius (Desert Dwellers Remix)
CARL – 2.14.6
The Heavy Twelves – Six One Nine
Alsarah & The Nubatones – Nuba Noutou (The Spy From Cairo Remix)
NASA spacecraft typically rely on human-controlled radio systems to communicate with Earth. As collection of space data increases, NASA looks to cognitive radio, the infusion of artificial intelligence into space communications networks, to meet demand and increase efficiency.
“Modern space communications systems use complex software to support science and exploration missions,” said Janette C. Briones, principal investigator in the cognitive communication project at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. “By applying artificial intelligence and machine learning, satellites control these systems seamlessly, making real-time decisions without awaiting instruction.”
Cassini launched aboard a Titan IVB/Centaur on 15 October 1997, Cassini had been active in space for nearly 20 years, with 13 years spent orbiting Saturn, studying the planet and its system since entering orbit on 1 July 2004. The voyage to Saturn included flybys of Venus (April 1998 and June 1999), Earth (August 1999), the asteroid 2685 Masursky, and Jupiter (December 2000). Its mission ended on 15 September 2017, when Cassini flew into Saturn’s upper atmosphere and burned up at a very high temperature, in order to prevent any risk of contaminating Saturn’s moons, some of which have active environments that could potentially bear life. (At that point Cassini lacked sufficient power to leave the Saturn system so it could only be left in orbit where it might collide with a moon or be destroyed). The mission is widely perceived to have been successful beyond expectation. Cassini-Huygens has been described by NASA’s Planetary Science Division Director as a “mission of firsts”, that has revolutionized human understanding of the Saturn system, including its moons and rings, and our understanding of where life might be found in the Solar System.
Cassini‘s original mission was planned to last for four years, from June 2004 to May 2008. The mission was extended for another two years until September 2010, branded the Cassini Equinox Mission. The mission was extended a second and final time with the Cassini Solstice Mission, lasting another seven years until 15 September 2017, on which date Cassini was de-orbited by being allowed to burn up in Saturn’s upper atmosphere.
The Huygens module traveled with Cassini until its separation from the probe on 25 December 2004; it was successfully landed by parachute on Titan on January 14, 2005. It successfully returned data to Earth for around 90 minutes, using the orbiter as a relay. This was the first landing ever accomplished in the outer Solar System and the first landing on a moon other than our own. Cassini continued to study the Saturn system in the following years.
At the end of its mission, the Cassini spacecraft executed the “Grand Finale” of its mission: several risky passes through the gaps between Saturn and Saturn’s inner rings. The purpose of this phase was to maximize Cassini‘s scientific outcome before the spacecraft was destroyed. The atmospheric entry of Cassini effectively ended the mission, although data analysis and production will continue afterwards.
Haloed – Esper
somejerk – Savage
Anomalie – New Space
MACROSS 82-99 – Fugaz (feat. mothica)
The Polish Ambassador – Ritual Revival
Deeb – Fluid Dynamics
Kuartz – She Want A Condo In New York
Dday One – Everyday
Chairman Maf – SMiLES
Madvillain – Accordian (Instrumental)
Nicola Cruz – Invocacion
Jay Dee – Lightworks
Danny Brown – Grown Up (Instrumental)
Danny Brown – Grown Up
Pretty Lights – Lost and Found (ODESZA Remix)
La Fine Equipe – Move Out
Waajeed – The Doo Wops
Commodo – Itchin
Nosaj Thing – Nowhere
Waajeed – The Dragon
Jay 5ive & Kromestar – Wishful Thinking (Om Unit remix)
Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. Part of the Voyager program to study the outer Solar System, Voyager 1 launched 16 days after its twin, Voyager 2. Having operated for 40 years and 10 days as of September 15, 2017, the spacecraft still communicates with the Deep Space Network to receive routine commands and return data. At a distance of 139 AU (2.08×1010 km) from the Sun as of July 1, 2017, it is the farthest spacecraft from Earth as well as the farthest man-made object. It is also the most distant object in the solar system whose location is known, even farther than Eris (96 AU) and V774104 (~103 AU).
Cotonete – Earth Overshoot day (P. Scott sistrumremix)
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse, frequently referred to as the “Great American Eclipse“, was visible within a band across the entire contiguous United States passing from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast. In other countries it was only visible as a partial eclipse
25143 Itokawa (/ˌiːtoʊˈkɑːwə/; Japanese: イトカワ[itokawa]) is an Apollo and Mars-crosser asteroid. It was the first asteroid to be the target of a sample return mission, the Japanese space probe Hayabusa, and the smallest asteroid photographed by a spacecraft.
Starkey – Bricks (feat Curly Castro) (The Elementz Remix)
Deft – Cat Like Thief
Danny Scrilla – Street Sound
Roni Size + DJ Die / Phillip D Kick – It’s A Jazz Thing (Phillip D Kick’s Footwork Jungle edit)
Deft – Masquerade
clipping. – Hot Fuck No Love (feat. Cakes da Killa & Maxi Wild)