Archive of 2012 September

29Sep2012

Near Miss For ISS

Near Miss For The International Space Station. Two pieces of space junk whizzed by the International Space Station this week but posed no threat to the orbiting laboratory or its three-person crew, NASA officials say. The space

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29Sep2012

Understanding The Moon Phases

 Understanding The Moon Phases. Have you ever wondered what causes the moon phases? We all know that its appearance changes over time. But why? The good way to understand the phases of the moon is to examine an earth-moon-sun

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29Sep2012

Curiosity’s Amazing Find On Mars

Curiosity Finds Evidence of An Ancient Streambed on Mars The Curiosity rover has come across a place in Gale Crater where ankle-to-hip-deep water once vigorously flowed: an ancient stream-bed that may turn up paydirt! (more…)

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29Sep2012

Newly Spotted Comet May Outshine The Moon

 Newly Spotted Comet May Outshine The Moon. It's a bold heading isn't it but it may just have a ring of truth to it.  Unless you’ve been cut off from the internet you’ll have heard about 'The Comet. ' (more…)

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28Sep2012

Astronauts Can Keep (or sell) Space Artifacts

New law: Astronauts Can Keep (or sell) Space Artifacts. America's early space pioneers  have now been confirmed as the legal owners of the equipment and parts they saved as souvenirs from their missions. (more…)

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28Sep2012

Space Elevator Shoots For Moon

Space Elevator Project Shoots for the Moon. A space elevator capable of shuttling robots or humans from the Earth to space remains decades away. Pie in the sky? Or the real thing? Read on... (more…)

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27Sep2012

Quasars As A Tool to View the Distant Universe

Quasars As A Tool to View the Distant Universe. Although it is not as easy to map space as it was to map our land masses and oceans here on Earth, we might be a step closer to making this possible. (more…)

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27Sep2012

Scientists Ready To Photogtraph A Black Hole

Scientists Ready To Photogtraph A Black Hole. Recently, astronomers, physicists and scientists from related fields convened in Arizona. from across the world to discuss something out of this world. (more…)

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26Sep2012

Farthest Ever View of the Universe

Farthest Ever View of the Universe. Like photographers assembling a portfolio of best shots, astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of mankind’s deepest-ever view of the universe. (more…)

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25Sep2012

Bigger Telescopes Really Are Better

 Bigger Telescopes Really Are Better. To the beginner, setting out on their first tentative steps to discover the universe, it's an exciting time and the sight of a black star-filled sky. You just wanna be part of it! (more…)

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25Sep2012

Dreaded Deimos May Disappear

Dreaded Deimos May Disappear! Fear and dread...! The Martian moon Deimos was discovered by Asaph Hall, Sr. at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C on August 12, 1877. (more…)

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25Sep2012

NASA Considers Outpost On Moon’s Farside

NASA Considers Outpost On Moon's Farside Will NASA’s next mission send its astronauts beyond the moon? The space agency is weighing a proposal to build a “gateway spacecraft” a new concept. (more…)

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25Sep2012

Shedding “Sunlight” On CMEs

Shedding "Sunlight" On CMEs. For forty years solar physicists have been endeavoring to both understand and explain the Sun's dynamic explosions known as Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs). (more…)

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24Sep2012

Shine On Harvest Moon Now!

Harvest Moon Shines This Weekend. THE HARVEST MOON is coming this weekend!  The moon has been waxing larger each night, and full moon is the night of September 29-30, 2012. (more…)

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24Sep2012

Amazing Video – Fly Beside A Space Shuttle

Fly Over California Alongside a Space Shuttle!  We’ve shared several videos from Endeavour’s trip to Los Angeles last week, taken by excited spectators along various portions of the flight path. This is history! (more…)

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24Sep2012

Telescope Amnesty A Great Success

Telescope Amnesty A Great Success Here's what it looked like throughout the day. On the weekend myself and fellow amateur astronomer Dustin Bradford held a 'Telescope Amnesty' on the Town Green  at Port Macquarie. NSW. (more…)

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