Archive of 2012 July

31Jul2012

Dawn’s Completes Vesta Exploration Phase

Dawn Completes Intensive Phase Of Vesta Exploration Dawn has completed the final intensive phase of its extraordinary exploration of Vesta, and it has now begun its gradual departure.Was it successful? You bet! (more…)

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31Jul2012

Black Hole Growth Found To Be Out Of Sync

Black Holes Don't Seem To Grow Evenly New evidence from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory challenges prevailing ideas about how black holes grow in the centers of galaxies.It's challenging conventional theories and long held cosmic beliefs. (more…)

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30Jul2012

The Solar Corona In Hi-Def

The Solar Corona In Hi-Defintion. Earlier this month a sounding rocket lifted off from White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Onboard was NASA's High Resolution Coronal Imager (Hi-C) telescope loaded with sophisticated imaging gear. (more…)

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28Jul2012

Mercury’s Many Colours

 Mercury - The Multi Coloured Planet.  This wide-angle image from NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft shows the amazing variation of colors and tones to be found. (more…)

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27Jul2012

6 Astronomy Movies That Won’t Bore You

6 Astronomy Movies That Won’t Bore You To Death The initial reaction people have when someone talks about astronomy or astronomy movies is to find an exit strategy. The one exception to this is on a first date: it can be charming and actually work to your advantage. (more…)

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27Jul2012

Our 100th Telescope Sold!

Our 100th Telescope SOLD!!    A little over 12 months ago 'Astro Space News' partnered with Cris Ellis of 'Astronomy Alive' to select, check and deliver the best quality telescopes we could find. We looked at the lot then picked the best. (more…)

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27Jul2012

Embryonic Black Holes Found Near Galactic Centre

Baby Black Holes Lurking  Near Galactic Centre At Keio University in Japan, a research team led by Associate Professor Tomoharu Oka, has made a remarkable discovery about one of the Universe's biggest mysteries. (more…)

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27Jul2012

Australia Set To Listen To Mars Landing

Australia Plays A Leading Part Mars Landing.  The time is getting closer and the suspense is building. Mankind is about to land on another world again and Australia will play a crucial role. Aussie dishes will be the ones following  Curiosity. (more…)

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27Jul2012

Observing Alert! A Luminous Blue Variable Is Brightening

Get Ready -  A Brightening Luminous Blue Variable Awaits Attention Southern Hemisphere observers! This is a big deal for the actual observers.  It's time to get out your equipment as take a closer look in the Large Magellanic Cloud. (more…)

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26Jul2012

Ever Wondered About This?

  Why does the Moon have phases? We see it almost every night and puzzled on why its there and has phases. The Moon has phases because it orbits Earth, which causes the portion we see illuminated to change. (more…)

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26Jul2012

What Makes Stephen Hawking Tick?

 What Makes Stephen Hawking's Mind Tick? Make a list of the world's most popular scientists, and Stephen Hawking's name will be near or at the very top of the list. Hawking, the author of the famous A Brief History of Time. (more…)

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26Jul2012

What is ‘Area-51’?

Area 51 'Uncensored'- Was It UFOs Or The USSR? Seventy-five miles north of Las Vegas sits a land parcel in the middle of the desert. Called Area 51, the parcel is just outside of the abandoned Nevada Test and Training Range. (more…)

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26Jul2012

Amplifying The Cosmos And Quantum World

Amplifying The Cosmos And Quantum World. If you thought you had a great home stereo system, then move over. Researchers at Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have recently finished something amazing. (more…)

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26Jul2012

Man Jumps From 18 Miles Up

Man Jumps From 18 Miles Up.   Skydiver "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner has amazingly leapt from an altitude of more than 18 miles high, which is approximately 96,640 feet, reaching a top speed of about 536 mph. (more…)

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25Jul2012

When Curiosity Almost Took Men to Mars

 When Curiosity Almost Took Men to Mars We're a couple of weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated Martian landings of all time.On Aug. 5 NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity will land in Gale Crater. (more…)

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25Jul2012

Oldest Spiral Galaxy In Universe Found

New Spiral Galaxy Is One Of The Oldest In Universe One of the older galaxies in the universe has been found and its pattern is much smoother than typical 'lumpy' galaxies. We're looking further and further back in time these days. (more…)

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