Archive of 2012 November

30Nov2012

Planets, Planets Everywhere…

Planets, Planets Everywhere... Have you ever been away from the city lights and looked up in the starry skies? There are at least 200 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy alone. Now that's a big number! (more…)

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30Nov2012

World’s First “Spidernaut” Returns Home

World’s First “Spidernaut” Returns Home From Space. The new Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Kirk Johnson, had only been on the job for 26 days when he got an urgent message about a special mission. (more…)

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30Nov2012

Most Massive, Most Unusual Black Hole Measured

“Oddball” Galaxy Contains the Biggest Black Hole Yet Just when you thought the largest black hole in the Universe had been discovered - along comes another. A mystery, black holes dominate the Universe and call the shots! (more…)

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30Nov2012

New Evidence For Ice On Mercury

 New Evidence For Ice On Mercury. New data from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft suggest that there's enough ice on Mercury to encase the entire US capitol. Imagine, this scorched place is actually wet! (more…)

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30Nov2012

Jupiter’s Closest Approach To Earth This Week

Jupiter’s Closest Approach To Earth This Week Slooh Space Camera will broadcast a free, real-time feed of Jupiter on the night it’s at its closest to Earth until the summer of 2021.Its always a favourite in any size scope. (more…)

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30Nov2012

Who Was Carl Sagan?

Who Was Carl Sagan? Carl Sagan was the world’s best-known scientist in the late twentieth century, serving as our guide to the planets during the golden age of solar system exploration. (more…)

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29Nov2012

America Planned To Blow Up The Moon!

America's Plans To Blow Up The Moon! There’s something particularly “Le Voyage dans la lune” about this story.  , The United States of America had planned a mission to blow up the moon in the 1950s. (more…)

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29Nov2012

Advice to Astronauts – Freeze Your Sperm

Advice to Astronauts - Freeze Your Sperm  Researchers have some advice for astronauts planning families after they return from long stays in space -- freeze your eggs or sperm before you go. Really? yes, really! (more…)

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29Nov2012

Space Plane – Europe to Sydney In 6 Hours

 Skylon Space-Plane Closer To Reality With Successful Engine Test.  Successful tests have been carried out on a new jet engine that could launch a plane into space - making it possible to reach anywhere in the world in just four hours! (more…)

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29Nov2012

Nasa Sending Veteran Astronauts On Yearlong Mission

 US, Russia Choose Veteran Astronauts For  Yearlong Mission. Russia and the United States have chosen two veteran International Space Station astronauts to complete a yearlong mission on the orbiting laboratory. (more…)

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26Nov2012

What Can You See in a Telescope?

What Can You See in a Telescope?  I wish I had a dollar for every time somebody said to me they've just gotten interested in astronomy and off the bat wanted to purchase a telescope. My usual response to this is wait! (more…)

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26Nov2012

Live On Mars For The Rest Of Your Life

A Crewed Mars Mission Never To Return.  That's the idea for the first human settlement. A crew vows to go and set up shop - never to return. Would you volunteer? Sit back and listen to Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp's idea. (more…)

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25Nov2012

Breaking News: Has Curiosity Rover Made Big Discovery?

What Have They Found On Mars?  NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery "for the history books," but we'll have to wait a few weeks to learn what the new Red Planet find may be. (more…)

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25Nov2012

My First Telescope – Dale’s Story

How Dale Got Started In Astronomy. I am an amateur astronomer and have been since the late 1970′s. I’ll be sharing some of my adventures in building and modifying telescopes for my personal use. (more…)

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24Nov2012

Cosmic Bridge Found Spans 10 Million Light Years

Cosmic Bridge Found Spans 10 Million Light Years. ESA’s Planck space telescope has made the first conclusive detection of a bridge of hot gas connecting a pair of galaxy clusters across 10 million light-years of intergalactic space. (more…)

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24Nov2012

Amazing Video! Take a Guided Tour of the Space Station

Take a Guided Tour of the International Space Station. Before she left the International Space Station last weekend, former ISS commander Suni Williams recorded an extensive guided tour of the orbital laboratory. This is Good! (more…)

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