Archive of 2012 October

31Oct2012

Fantastic Images Inside a Space Shuttle

Fantastic Images Inside a Space Shuttle.  The flight deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour was powered up for the final time in early May 2012 to complete decommissioning activities for museum display. (more…)

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31Oct2012

Astronomy Links Full Moon to Hurricane Sandy

Astronomy Links Full Moon to Hurricane Sandy High Tide. Higher-than-normal tides -- tied to a full moon -- have added to Hurricane Sandy's coastal flooding threat. How true is this? What's the real reason... (more…)

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31Oct2012

City Block-Sized Asteroid To Pass Near Earth Feb 15

City Block-Sized Asteroid To Pass Near Earth On Feb 15. An asteroid, the size of a city block, will squeeze by Earth’s atmosphere and the geostationary satellites orbiting the planet in February, scientists have revealed. (more…)

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31Oct2012

Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot

 Carl Sagan - The Pale Blue Dot. The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) from Earth. (more…)

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29Oct2012

Explosion Of Galaxy Formation Lit Up Early Universe.

Explosion Of Galaxy Formation Lit Up Early Universe. New data from the South Pole Telescope indicates that the birth of the first massive galaxies that lit up the early universe was an explosive and very dynamic event event. (more…)

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29Oct2012

Milky Way Gobbles Up A Treat

Milky Way Gobbles Up A Treat. Trick or treat... Smell my feet... The Milky Way likes to eat! According the Yale astronomers, the Milky Way has been caught in the act - the act of ingesting a "small snack". (more…)

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29Oct2012

Paintballs Could Deflect An Asteroid

Paintballs Could Deflect An Asteroid That's it... Astronomers have discovered an asteroid heading right towards Earth. What can be done about it to save us? According to an MIT graduate student. (more…)

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28Oct2012

Felix Knocks NASA and Space Program

Opinion: On Baumgartner’s Opinion of NASA Given the way in which he achieved his fame, it is perhaps not unreasonable to assume that Felix Baumgartner would be a champion of space exploration. (more…)

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27Oct2012

Rocket Explosion Debris Worries Space Station

Rocket Explosion Raises Worries Over Space Debris A Russian Breeze M rocket stage, left with loaded fuel tanks after an August launch failure, exploded in orbit Oct. 16, raising concerns of the U.S. military and NASA. (more…)

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26Oct2012

What Is The Higgs Boson?

What Is The Higgs Boson? The Higgs boson, sometimes referred to as “the God particle”, is what gives particles and everything around us mass. But what is it and why is it important for scientists? (more…)

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26Oct2012

Red Giant Star Devours Its Planet

Red Giant Star Devours Its Planet.  Astronomers have caught a red giant star apparently in the act of devouring one of its planets. It could be a preview of what will happen to Earth five billion years from now. (more…)

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26Oct2012

Could Mars Rover Curiosity Come Home?

Could Mars Rover Curiosity Come Home? As soon as NASA's newest six-wheeled rover touched down on the Martian surface, the world was hooked.It worked flawlessly and the entire world was captivated...and watching. (more…)

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26Oct2012

Multiverse – Is There Another You Out There?

Multiverse: Could Parallel Universes Be Real?  The size of our universe is nearly incomprehensible. It's so vast, the thought of anything greater is a little hard to swallow. But could there be a parallel universe out there? (more…)

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26Oct2012

Destination Constellation : Capricornus

Destination Constellation : Capricornus Join us in this edition of "Destination Constellation" as we take a closer look at Capricornus. Its  the “Sea Goat”and is one of the signs of the Zodiac, part of the original 48 constellations. (more…)

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25Oct2012

Can A Full Moon Affect Behaviour?

Can A Full Moon Affect Behaviour? The modern genre of werewolf books, TV series and movies are in complete agreement with the 1941 Hollywood classic film The Wolf Man.What! Are you really serious? (more…)

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25Oct2012

Doomsday Myth Of Maya – December 2012

Has The 2012 Doomsday Myth Become Accepted In Our  Lexicon? The whole “December 21st, 2012 Doomsday” hype had pretty much fallen off my radar. I hadn’t received an email from a concerned or fearful person for months. (more…)

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