Archive of 2012 August

31Aug2012

Astronomy Downunder Visits & Rocket Man

Astronomy Downunder Pays Us A Visit. We received a nice visit by our friends from 'Astronomy Downunder', Cameron Wylie and partner Krissy who dropped in on the way North.  (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
31Aug2012

And The No.1 Song On Mars Is….

Will.i.am Song Is No. 1 on Mars  Luminary rap star will.i.am is now an interplanetary phenomenon.It stretches the boundaries of music wider than ever before. It's also a little kooky too... (more…)

Read MoreView Comments (2)
31Aug2012

Kepler Captures Planetary Group Orbiting Stellar Pair

Kepler Captures Planetary Group Orbiting Stellar Pair What's new under the Sun? How about what's new under two suns! NASA's Kepler mission just released the news of multiple planets orbiting a binary star system. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
31Aug2012

The Radiation Belt Storm Probes

The Radiation Belt Storm Probes  Since the dawn of the Space Age, mission planners have tried to follow one simple but important rule: Stay out of the van Allen Belts. (more…)

Read MoreView Comments (9)
30Aug2012

Milky Way Doppelgangers

 Milky Way Doppelgangers. Ah, yes... Everyone knows that some where out there we have a twin, but what about a twin to our own galaxy? Is it probable that we'll discover something like this? Yes! (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
30Aug2012

Elusive Gravity Wave Effects Observed

Effects of Einstein’s Elusive Gravity Waves Observed  Locked in a spiraling orbital embrace, the super-dense remains of two dead stars are giving astronomers something long sought after. (more…)

Read MoreView Comments (1)
28Aug2012

Mid Coast Science Week Success

 Mid North Coast Science Week a Big Success We've had a fantastic July and August doing talks for service groups and schools in and around the Hastings and Macleay Valley areas. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
28Aug2012

Super Stellar Winds Powered By Intense Star Formation

Super Stellar Winds Powered By Intense Star Formation. By utilizing observations from three telescopes, a team of astronomers located 29 objects with out flowing galactic winds that clocked in at up to 2,500 kilometers per second. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
27Aug2012

Cold European Winters Could Be Solar Connected

 Cold European Winters Could Be Sun Connected. For those who enjoy solar studies, we're sure you've often wondered if the 11-year sunspot cycle could be responsible for terrestrial weather changes. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
27Aug2012

Let’s Send Neil Back To The Moon.

Let's Send Neil Back To The Moon. Early on Sunday morning, August 25 here in Australia, I got the news I never wanted to hear. I knew one day it would come...but please, not now! (more…)

Read MoreView Comments (2)
26Aug2012

Stonehenge – What Is It?

Stonehenge - What Is It? The late Professor Richard Atkinson, Stonehenge authority, once replied when asked about the purpose of this monument made a true and pertinent statement that lives on.  (more…)

Read MoreView Comments (1)
25Aug2012

Magnetic Turbulence Warms Solar Winds

 Magnetic Turbulence - Warming The Solar Winds. In this more modern age, we think we know a great deal about the Sun. However, there are still many mysteries to be solved. Our star itself is a mystery unfolding. (more…)

Read MoreView Comments (3)
25Aug2012

Getting Curiosity On Mars

 Curiosity’s Landing Choreography  This video by JPL’s Adam Steltzner provides a step-by-step explanation of the choreography needed to land NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars. (more…)

Read MoreView Comments (2)
25Aug2012

Black Hole’s Edge Provides New Test of Relativity

 Data from Black Hole’s Edge Provides New Test of Relativity Last year, astronomers discovered a quiescent black hole in a distant galaxy that erupted after shredding and consuming a passing star. (more…)

Read MoreView Comments (2)
23Aug2012

Dinosaur Footprint Found At NASA

Dinosaur Footprint Found At NASA. For decades, scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., have been looking into the heavens to better understand our place in the universe. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
23Aug2012

Origins of Our Solar System Probed

Origins Of Our Solar System Probed. Amazing as it sounds, our solar system may have been kick-started by a shock wave from an exploding star that rippled through a giant rotating cloud of gas, U.S. astronomers say. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment