Archive of 2011 November

26Nov2011

Astro Dave On U.S. Radio

 Astro Dave On U.S. Radio I've been invited to do a 1-2 hour radio session with Dr. David Livingstone, on the 'Space Show' - one of the most successful and longest running astro/space progarms in

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26Nov2011

NASA Prepares For Moon Tourism

NASA Prepares For Moon Tourism Does Smokey Bear need a space helmet? NASA isn't headed back to the moon anytime soon, but some day space tourists may be on the way to the Apollo mission lunar landing sites. And you know th

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26Nov2011

Fancy A 5 Year Old Space Sandwich?

Fancy A 5 Year Old Space Sandwich? Aged beef? Sure, why not? Five-year-old peas? Not so much. NASA has a long road ahead in its quest to be able to provide foods to astronauts with super-long shelf life, a necessity for mi

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26Nov2011

Curiosity Heads For Mars

Curiosity Heads For Mars   NASA began a historic voyage to Mars with the Novebmer 26 launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, which carries a car-sized rover named Curiosity. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboa

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26Nov2011

Journalists Question Air Force On UFOs

Journalists Question Air Force On UFOs    The military deleted a passage about unidentified flying objects from a 2008 Air Force personnel manual just days after The Huffington Post asked Pentagon officials about the

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26Nov2011

Apollo 13 Astronaut’s Notes Auctioned

Apollo 13 Astronaut’s Notes Up for Auction - A famous set of notes from the failed Apollo 13 mission is now up for auction  in Texas, with bids expected to reach the six figures for the checklist alone. The 1970

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26Nov2011

700 Planets And Counting

700 Planets And Counting: Astronomers estimate that our galaxy is teeming with around 50 billion exoplanets, but the number of alien worlds confirmed to exist has just passed the 700 mark. One database keeping track of the grow

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26Nov2011

Family Books $1 Million Virgin Space Flight

Family Books $1 Million Virgin Space Flight    A Singaporean businessman, his wife and two children have paid $1 million to become the first Asian family to fly together on space-tourism airline Virgin Galactic, the co

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26Nov2011

Sky & Telescope Turns 70

Sky & Telescope Turns 70 S&T’s 70th Anniversary Video Is Here!Seventy years ago this month, two small magazines — The Sky and The Telescope — merged to become Sky & Telescope. Thanks to the solid f

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26Nov2011

Interesting Facts About the Universe

 Interesting Facts About the Universe - So you think you know your universe? We’ve got our own top 10 list on the most interesting facts about the Universe. 1. It was hot when it was young The most widely accepted

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14Nov2011

Did Hubble Discover The Expanding Universe?

Did Hubble Discover The Expanding Universe? Pic: Father Georges Lemaitre and Albert Einstein - Historical Image Perhaps one of the greatest astronomical discoveries of the 20th century may have gone down in the history books a

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14Nov2011

Alien Artifacts May Already Be Here

Alien Artifacts May Already Be Here  We’ve certainly sent our share of postcards out into the distant universe haven’t we? So if humankind is foresighted enough to leave messages of our whereabouts – and

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14Nov2011

Farmer Finds Rare Meteorite

Farmer Finds Rare Meteorite   It wasn't a goose that laid a golden egg for one Missouri farmer -- it was an asteroid. Scientists are analyzing an extremely rare meteorite found by a farmer in a tiny Missouri town called

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14Nov2011

Protecting Apollo Artifacts On The Moon

  Protecting Apollo Artifacts On The Moon   Within the next few years, one of the 26 teams competing in the Google Lunar X PRIZE (GLXP) competition will hopefully claim the $20-million grand prize by successfully landi

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14Nov2011

Fifth Giant Planet Expelled from Solar System?

Fifth Giant Planet Expelled from Solar System? Earth’s place in the “Goldilocks” zone of our solar system may be the result of the expulsion of a fifth giant planet from our solar system during its first 600 m

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14Nov2011

Were We Contacted By E.T. in 1977?

Were We Contacted By E.T. in 1977? The two biggest questions we can ask ourselves as a species is “where did we come from?” and “are we alone in the Universe?” Surely, in a Universe that’s supposed

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