Archive of 2012

31Dec2013

People Who Say They Travelled Through Time

 People Who Say They Travelled Through Time. If a person told you he has visited the past or future, you would probably not believe him. If the same person revealed to you that he is a regular time traveler, you would freak out! (more…)

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31Dec2013

Closest Sun-Like Star May Have Planets

Closest Sun-Like Star May Have Planets An international team of scientists, including Carnegie's Paul Butler, has discovered that Tau Ceti, one of the closest and most Sun-like stars, may have five planets. (more…)

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30Dec2012

10 Of The Best Australian Observatories

10 Of The Best Australian Observatories Australia is blessed with little light pollution and many observatories with which to gaze up at the stars. As well, out of the 88 constellations we have the best of them here in Oz. (more…)

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30Dec2012

Kate Winslett Given Free Spaceflight As Reward

Kate Winslett Given Free Spaceflight As Reward British billionaire Sir Richard Branson has given actress Kate Winslet a free trip to space, according to press reports. He's been generous in the past but this is a little different. (more…)

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30Dec2012

Mixing Business and Scientific Research

The Dangers of Mixing Business and Scientific Research. In today’s tough economic times, finding the means for robust scientific research is harder than ever. Guest writer Emma Collins describes some of the resources and help available. (more…)

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29Dec2012

2012 – A Year of Loss

2012: A Year of Loss.  The year 2012 was one of great loss for the aerospace community. We lost pioneers in space exploration, role models who inspired generations to strive to push the limits ever higher. (more…)

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29Dec2012

First ‘Alien Earth’ Will Be Found in 2013

First 'Alien Earth' Will Be Found in 2013.  The first truly Earth-like alien planet is likely to be spotted next year, an epic discovery that would be enormous news and would cause humanity to reassess its place in the universe. (more…)

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23Dec2012

What Colour Is The Moon?

What Colour Is The Moon? The Moon changes colour depending on several factors. It can appear blue, red or silvery. Just imagine all the songs that mention the moon's colouring.Sp0, what colour is it? (more…)

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23Dec2012

X-Ray Flash Causing Stars That Look Like Black Holes

X-Ray Flash Causing White Dwarf Stars To Appear Like Black Holes There are always more new mysteries to add to the intrigue of the Cosmos. Black hole theories abound, and here's a new observation. (more…)

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23Dec2012

February Asteroid May Hit Our Satellites!

February Asteroid May Hit Earth Satellites! It's hard just staying alive these-days, the Universe keeps trying to wipe us out!  A newly discovered 50 metre-wide asteroid may come uncomfortably close to the Earth in February. (more…)

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22Dec2012

Saturn Shows Its Stuff

Saturn Shows Its Stuff. No, this isn't a computer generated image. It's a "true to life" image of Saturn taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it passed into Saturn's shadow.  Its unlike anything ever seen before. (more…)

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22Dec2012

Cruising The Loop…

Cruising The Loop... Since the world didn't end in 2012, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and WIYN partners give us an end of the year look at the end of the life of a star. (more…)

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21Dec2012

Searching For Water In Our Solar System And Beyond

Searching For Water In Our Solar System And Beyond Our home planet Earth is the only planet in our solar system with a long-term, stable supply of liquid water – essential for the formation and evolution of all organic life. (more…)

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20Dec2012

Cluster Project Captures Swirling Solar Winds

Cluster Project Captures Swirling Solar Winds  What's new under the Sun? The ESA Cluster Project - a series of four satellites - have been busy studying the solar wind. That  mysterious energy that pushes outward from the Sun. (more…)

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19Dec2012

NASA – ESA’s Year in Space

The Year in Space From NASA and ESA  Both NASA and ESA have released these top videos looking back at the year 2012 in space. It was a year of discovery and exploration and some might say a lot of good luck in between. (more…)

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19Dec2012

Whatever Happened to the Mercury 7 Astronauts?

 Whatever Happened to the Mercury 7 Astronauts? What ever happened to the Mercury 7 astronauts? These were the first of NASA's astronaut corps who paved the way for the later Gemini and Apollo missions.We knew all their names! (more…)

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