Archive of 2013 January

31Jan2013

The Enigma Of The Chameleon Pulsar

The Enigma Of The Chameleon Pulsar. Sometimes not everything is as it seems to be. According to an international team - led by Dutch astronomers (SRON, NOVA and ASTRON - pulsars might be a curiosity. (more…)

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29Jan2013

20 Interesting Facts About Science

20 Interesting Facts About Science. The biggest (known) star in the universe – Canis Majoris, could fit 7 000 000 000 000 000 Earths. In other words, if the Earth was the size of a pea, Canis Majoris would have a diameter of 2.7 kilometers. (more…)

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29Jan2013

Iran Launches Monkey Into Space

Iran Launches Monkey Into Space Iran has successfully launched a rocket carrying a monkey into space, according to Iranian state media, in what Iranian officials call a "prelude to sending humans into space." (more…)

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28Jan2013

Stellar Fireworks – A Explosion In 3D

Stellar Fireworks - A Explosion In 3D One hundred twelve years ago, a star named GK Persei let loose with an incredible explosion which hasn't stopped growing since it occurred. Its simply an amazing object! (more…)

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28Jan2013

Help Get This Guy Into Space!

Help Get This Guy Into Space! We all remember our childhoods, with our parents pressuring us from an early age to do something with our lives, something worthwhile. Here Richard Garner's proposal to you. (more…)

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26Jan2013

The Sun Goes Around The Earth… Doesn’t It?

The Sun Goes Around The Earth... Doesn't It?  During this video , the European Space Agency (ESA) asks “Did you know how many planets exist in our solar system?” You will be surprised. The answers reflect western countries as well. (more…)

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26Jan2013

Can the Moon And Planets Affect Human Behaviour?

Can the Moon And Planets Affect Human Behaviour? For thousands of years it has been believed that the fortunes of men and women, in all countries, move in cycles. The ancients depicted the concept as the great Wheel of Fortune. (more…)

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25Jan2013

Earth Collides Head-On with Small Comet

Earth Collides Head-On with Small Comet. The fireball that lit up the predawn Northern California sky last week was a small comet that hit Earth head-on when it hit the Earth's atmosphere, a space researcher said. (more…)

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25Jan2013

The Grand American Astronomical Experience

THE GRAND AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL EXPERIENCE with Australian Astronomer Cris Ellis Travel with one of the world's leading tour specialist companies - Tempo Holidays. These are the BEST astronomical places in the world!! (more…)

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25Jan2013

In Search Of Moon Trees

In Search Of Moon Trees Scattered around our planet are hundreds and hundreds of 'creatures' that have been to the Moon and back again. None of them are human. They outnumber active astronauts 3:1. (more…)

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24Jan2013

Space Company To Mine Asteroids,Build Colonies

Space Prospectors Look To Mine Asteroids, Build Colonies. A new company is looking to launch spacecraft to mine asteroids and one day act as an outer space gas station and an oasis for human colonies in space. It's close to a reality. (more…)

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24Jan2013

A Homemade Rocket Ship for the Masses

A Homemade Rocket Ship For The Masses Anyone with enough brains and balls can build their own rocket and fly it to space. At least that's what the non-profit, open source space project Copenhagen Suborbitals wants to prove. (more…)

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24Jan2013

Australia Must Enter The Space Race

The Case For a Southern Hemisphere Space Agency. Australia should establish a federated space agency with countries in the southern hemisphere to maximise the commercial return from our space research and technology. (more…)

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24Jan2013

Six Cosmological Fallacies

Six Cosmological Fallacies Fallacy #1: We humans cannot go faster than the speed of light. This idea comes from Special Relativity, leading to all sorts of ideas about curved space. This is one 'heavy' question. (more…)

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24Jan2013

Betelgeuse Headed For Retirement

Betelgeuse Headed For The Bar While the Herschel Space Observatory is about to head towards retirement, it's leaving us with a legacy. One of the most famous star names in astronomy is getting older and changing. (more…)

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23Jan2013

An Idea That’s Sheer Lunacy!

An Idea That’s Sheer Lunacy! It sounds like a page from an old science fiction novel from years ago. An array of solar panels circling the Moon beaming back power to the entire Earth. Does it sound far fetched? (more…)

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