Archive of 2013 May

31May2013

Curved Space-Time Vs Flat Space-Time

Mathematical Model Links Space-Time Theories. Researchers at the University of Southampton have taken a significant step in a project to unravel the secrets of the structure of our Universe. Most theories suffer various constraints. (more…)

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30May2013

Europe Prepares For Severe Space Storms

Europe Prepares For Severe Space Weather Europe sets up centre to monitor potentially dangerous space weather. They launched their first space weather coordination centre on April 3 to raise the alarm for 'Space Storms.' (more…)

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30May2013

Did ‘Star Trek’ Invent NASA’s ‘Space Shuttle’?

 Did 'Star Trek' Give Rise to NASA's 'Space Shuttle'? NASA's first space shuttle, the test orbiter Enterprise, was named after the fictional starship on "Star Trek" in response to fans staging a write-in campaign.It was a world-wide response. (more…)

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30May2013

The’ Being In Space’ Experience

The' Being In Space' Experience.  This story was written by Dr. Roberta Bondar, the world’s first neurologist in space, Canada’s first woman astronaut and former head of an international space medicine team at NASA . (more…)

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29May2013

Lethal Gamma-Ray Burst Could Reach Earth

Lethal Gamma-Ray Burst Could Reach Earth Earth may lie in the path of a lethal gamma-ray burst that could wipe out a quarter of our atmospheric ozone. Astronomers say WR 104, a Wolf-Rayet star is about 8000 light years away. (more…)

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29May2013

Mega Galaxy May Be The Cosmological “Missing Link”

Mega Galaxy May Be The Cosmological  "Missing Link." To set the scene, about 11 million years ago, two active young galaxies encountered each other in a huge and binding struggle. Together they are quickly becoming a massive galaxy.  (more…)

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28May2013

Swirling Into A Galaxy

Swirling Into A Galaxy Did you every play with a Silly Straw when you were a kid? Even as an adult, it's quite fun to watch as your drink is pulled away from its source and into you. Strangely there's science there. (more…)

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27May2013

Hubble Space Telescope Reaches For Ring Nebula

Hubble Space Telescope: Reaching For The Ring. One of the most popular targets for all amateur astronomers is the "Ring" Nebula. Also known as M57, this incredible planetary nebula has sparked our imagination like no other. (more…)

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27May2013

Neil Armstrong’s Lost Moon Dust Found After 40 Years

Lost Moon Dust Discovered In Warehouse After 40 Years. Several miscellaneous bits and pieces of the first moon mission have orbited back into our field of view lately.Seems a lot of old space program material is starting to resurface. (more…)

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26May2013

Bidder Pays $1.5 Million For DiCaprio Space Trip

Russian Bidder Pays $1.5 million For Leonardo DiCaprio Space Trip   A charity bidder at Cannes has won a journey into space sat next to Leonardo DiCaprio, writes The Hollywood Reporter.Was he lucky or just in the right place at the right time? (more…)

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26May2013

Turbulence, Solar Flares and Magnetism

Ain't Misbehavin' - Turbulence, Solar Flares and Magnetism What's more fun than something that misbehaves? When it comes to solar dynamics, we know a lot, and we think we've come along way but there are many things we don't yet understand. (more…)

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25May2013

Man Builds A Space Station In Backyard

Man Builds A Space Station In Backyard. Chris Jacobs has a space station in his backyard. True, it's unlikely to fly anywhere – it's a hotchpotch of MDF and flower pots and plastic bin lids and duct tape from Bunnings...true! (more…)

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25May2013

Welcome To Our New Sponsor

Welcome To Our New Sponsor.  Adelaide Optical Centre, Australia - Binoculars, Telescopes, Cameras. I'm proud to announce a new sponsor for Astro Space News from Adelaide. Supporting my weekly spots on radio 5AA. (more…)

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25May2013

The Future Of The Sun

 The Future Of The Sun Astronomers systematically enrich their knowledge of stars located in our neighborhood and far away. Naturally, the most interesting stars are those that can help to reveal what's ahead.  (more…)

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25May2013

Star Trek Warp Drive and Future Space Travel

Star Trek Warp Drive and Future Space Travel Another "Star Trek" film just hit the screen — featuring the venerable Starship Enterprise.  To enable such fantastical star flight, we need faster-than-light (FTL) flight. (more…)

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25May2013

Mars No Place for Children

Mars No Place for Children  The leader of a private effort to colonize Mars hopes the Red Planet's first few pioneers don't bring children into the world there. Having kids on Mars would be irresponsible at this point. (more…)

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