Archive of 2013

31Dec2014

Get Set For Two Supermoons In January

Get Set For Two Supermoons In January. January 1, 2014 presents the first of two supermoons to occur in a single calendar month. The second supermoon will come on January 30, 2014 and should be spectacular. (more…)

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31Dec2014

European Space Agency Plans Comet Landing

European Space Agency Plans Comet Landing. The Chinese may be celebrating the fact that Jade Rover is safely on the moon, but it appears that Europe has more impressive engineering research plans in the pipeline. (more…)

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30Dec2014

Sending Messages Through Time Possible

 Sending Messages Through Time May Be Possible Says Professor. Is time travel possible? Can we send messages back in time? Can we talk to our future selves? These are questions that have been widely debated for a very long time. (more…)

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30Dec2014

Hawking Predicts E.T. Encounter

We'll Probably Have a Close Encounter This Century. It’s a scientific prediction that will get dollar signs pinging in Steven Spielberg’s eyes: We could make contact with aliens soon. (more…)

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30Dec2014

NASA Reveals New Results From Inside Ozone Hole

NASA Reveals New Results From Inside The Ozone Hole. NASA scientists have revealed the inner workings of the ozone hole that forms annually over Antarctica and found some interesting results that goes against popular opinion. (more…)

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30Dec2014

Eleven Great Space Moments Of 2013

Eleven Great Space Moments Of 2013. It was nearly 50 years ago that Star Trek first dubbed space as “the final frontier.” Today, it’s still a frontier, but it’s a busy one and by the look of it looks like getting busier. (more…)

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30Dec2014

Are You Ready To Be A Space Tourist?

 Are You Ready To Be A Space Tourist? The future has just arrived so be prepared. Futureproof producer Lara Dungan writes about the airline offering suborbital spaceflights with a new version of SpaceShipOne.  (more…)

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30Dec2014

Space Trips Open To Chinese Travellers

 Space Trips Open To Chinese Travellers. Chinese travelers will be able to take space trips by the end of 2014 thanks to an agreement signed on Friday in Beijing. The news is good for this burgeoning new industry. (more…)

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30Dec2014

Massive Stars Mark Milky Way’s ‘Missing’ Arms

Massive Stars Mark  Milky Way's 'Missing' Arms. A 12-year study of massive stars has reaffirmed that our galaxy has four spiral arms, following years of debate sparked by images taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. (more…)

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26Dec2013

NASA’s Deep Space Network Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

NASA's Deep Space Network Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary.  It's called the Deep Space Network,  for the last 50 years it's provided two-way communications between earthbound mission controllers, vital in the success of each mission. (more…)

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25Dec2013

Scientists To Image Event Horizon Of Black Hole

Scientists To Image Event Horizon Of Black Hole  The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded 14 million euros to a team of European astrophysicists to construct a big ask - the first accurate image of a black hole! (more…)

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23Dec2013

Meteor Watchers Skyguide

Meteor Watchers Skyguide 2014. Here's something you don't need a telescope ,or binoculars for and can be enjoyed by the whole family. It's meteor watching and it requires patience. Let's go! (more…)

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22Dec2013

Does Australia Have A Space Future?

Does Australia Have A Space Future? With endless vistas, thousands of miles of unadulterated coastline, and shockingly desolate red deserts, Australia would seem the logical spot for a launch/space economy. (more…)

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21Dec2013

Why The Universe Could Be About To Collapse On Us

Why The Universe Could Be About To Collapse On Us. Time to take that holiday you've always wanted because the universe and everything in it could be about to collapse and be squeezed into a tiny ball. And it could happen today. (more…)

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21Dec2013

Venus Rocks In January 2014

Venus Rocks In January 2014. Venus, the brightest planet, was fairly high in the evening sky in early December, but it’s now appearing a little lower each night. Quick, go out and look west at sunset! (more…)

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21Dec2013

Gaia Launches to Pinpoint a Billion Stars

Gaia Launches to Pinpoint a Billion Stars. Accurate star positions are the foundation of nearly everything we know about stars and much else in astronomy enabling exceptional advances in our understanding of the universe. (more…)

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