Archive of 2013 July

31Jul2013

Welcome – Our New Sponsors

Welcome - Our New International & Australian Sponsors. In the past 12 months this website - and more specifically 'Astro Space News'  - has undergone an unprecedented amount of expansion into 32 countries across the globe. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
30Jul2013

Is Comet ISON In Trouble?

Comet ISON Spewing Huge Quantities Of Gas and Dust. Astronomer Ignacio Ferrin, FACom researcher, has determined the fate of comet C/2012 S1 ISON, described by some as “the comet of the century.” The comet has fizzled completely. (more…)

Read MoreView Comments (2)
29Jul2013

60 Billion Alien Planets Could Support Life

60 Billion Alien Planets Could Support Life, Study Finds. Though only about dozen potentially habitable exoplanets have been detected so far, scientists say the universe should be teeming with alien worlds that could support life. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
29Jul2013

Why Is The Sun Getting So Lazy?

Why Is The Sun Getting So Lazy? If you missed the peak of the current solar cycle, you’re not alone. Solar maximum -- the period of time when solar magnetic storms rage -- is apparently a no-show this time around. (more…)

Read MoreView Comments (1)
29Jul2013

NASA – Born in Sputnik’s Wake

 Remembering The Birth Of NASA. The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and  aerospace research. (more…)

Read MoreView Comments (1)
27Jul2013

How to Make A Wood Case For A Telescope

How to Make A Wood Case For A Telescope.  Telescopes depend on the precise angles established between mirrors and lenses to give you a clear image. Impact from carrying or rough treatment in storage can knock scopes about. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
26Jul2013

What “Sign” is the Royal Baby?

What “Sign” is the Royal Baby? A quiet milestone was passed today in the vigil for the Royal Baby.  A question actually made its way around ye’ ole internet with some astrological and astronomical connotations. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
25Jul2013

What Does Space Smell Like?

What Does Space Smell Like? The final frontier smells a lot like a Nascar race-a bouquet of hot metal, diesel fumes and barbecue. The source? Dying stars, mostly. How did they work that one out I wonder? (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
23Jul2013

The Day The Earth Smiled

 NASA Releases Images of Earth by Distant Spacecraft.  Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
20Jul2013

Telescopes Are Looking Up

Telescopes Are Looking Up. Once upon a time, many youngsters got their first glimpse of science through astronomy. Trips to a planetarium would open their eyes to the wonders of their backyard night sky. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
20Jul2013

Space Age Hyperloop Train Might Come True

 How Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Train Might Come To Fruition. The idea of traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour sounds like the work of an imaginative science fiction writer.Indeed, that's where you read about this stuff! (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
20Jul2013

Two Suns Are Probably Better Than One, Or Not?

Two Suns Are Probably Better Than One, Or Not? It seems that an alien planet from the fantasy world of Hollywood might be more real than we thought. Astronomers now believe that double-sun worlds are common across the universe. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
20Jul2013

Dinosaurs, Basic Astronomy Stump Australians

 Dinosaurs And Basic Astronomy Stump Australians. One in four Australians believe humans co-existed with dinosaurs while one in three think it takes just one day for the Earth to orbit the sun, according to a recent  "worrying" survey.  (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
20Jul2013

War Of The Worlds – Could It Happen For Real?

War Of The Worlds – Could It Happen For Real? It was the day before Halloween in the United States, October 30, 1938. Henry Brylawski was on his way to pick up his girlfriend at her apartment in Washington, D.C. (more…)

Read MoreView Comments (3)
18Jul2013

Alien Probes Could Be Surfing the Galaxy

Alien Probes Could Be Surfing the Galaxy. Computer simulations by a pair of researchers at the University of Edinburgh predict that a fleet of interstellar probes could explore the entire Milky Way galaxy in a very short time frame. (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment
14Jul2013

In Space When ya Gotta Go….

In Space When Ya Gotta Go.... "Do it in the suit." According to Tom Wolfe's book "The Right Stuff," that's what mission control said to Alan Shepard during Mercury-Redstone 3, when the astronaut said he needed to urinate.  (more…)

Read MoreLeave a Comment