Archive of 2013 August

31Aug2013

Big Bang Experiment Simulates Early Universe

 Big Bang Experiment  Simulates Evolution Of Early Universe. Physicists have reproduced a pattern resembling the cosmic microwave background radiation in a laboratory simulation of the big bang, the event that we believe started it all. (more…)

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30Aug2013

Comet ISON: The real story

Comet ISON: The real story Ever since two astronomers discovered a potentially bright comet called ISON a year ago, excitement has built over the possibility of this comet being incredibly bright. (more…)

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29Aug2013

Parkes – Inside An Astronomy Icon

Inside The Workings Of An Astronomy Icon.  In the 80th year of radio astronomy, we take a tour inside one of Australia's icons- the Parkes dish. Since opening in 1961, the Parkes Radio Telescope has been a landmark in New South Wales. (more…)

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29Aug2013

Where Did The Telescope Come From?

Telescope Was Born From an Ancient Need for Fire. While working to correct an extreme case of myopia (otherwise known as short-sightedness), Dutch optician Hans Lippershey stumbled upon something that would revolutionary science. (more…)

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29Aug2013

Review: Stabilizing Binoculars A Must Have!

 Review: Fujinon Techno-Stabi 14x40 Binoculars. For many years the standard advice to beginners in astronomy has been that binoculars offer the ideal first serious instrument. As you'll see, they've come a long way. (more…)

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29Aug2013

Supermassive Black Holes Less Hungry Than Expected

Supermassive Black Holes Consume Less Material Than Expected. Using NASA’s super-sensitive Chandra X-ray space telescope, a team of astronomers led by Q. Daniel Wang at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has solved a long-standing mystery. (more…)

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29Aug2013

Massive Volcano Erupts on Jupiter’s Moon, Io

Massive Volcano Erupts on Jupiter's Moon Io. Jupiter’s moon Io is the most volcanic body in the solar system, very active, and astronomers recently witnessed an eruption bigger than any ever recorded on Earth. (more…)

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29Aug2013

Scientist Says Life On Earth Began On Mars

Scientist Says Study Shows Life On Earth Began On Mars.  New evidence released today supports the theory that life on Earth began on Mars and that "we are actually all Martians". Now you know why some people look the way they do. (more…)

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29Aug2013

Siding Spring ‘Starfest’ Coming Up

Get Set For Our Inaugural Star Party. What is StarFest? StarFest is the name under which the Festival of the Stars events run by Siding Spring Observatory are known. I'll be there as an invited lecturer and sky guide so bring the family along. (more…)

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29Aug2013

China Plans Unmanned Lunar Lander

China Plans Unmanned Lunar Lander There are rumblings around the Internets that China is getting ready to join the elite club of nations with rovers on other worlds. Yes, China is headed for the Moon. (more…)

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26Aug2013

A Weird Planetary Perspective!

A Weird Planetary Perspective! It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.Now this is weird! (more…)

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26Aug2013

NASA Remembers Neil Armstrong

NASA Remembers Neil Armstrong.  One year after his death, NASA is remembering Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on another world. The name and the achievement will endure forever! (more…)

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25Aug2013

Lost Walt Disney UFO Documentary Surfaces

Lost Disney UFO Documentary Surfaces In 2013.  As UFO sightings appear to become more common by the day, a lost UFO documentary, the starngest of all, has surfaced in 2013 called "Alien Encounters from New Tomorrowland" (more…)

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25Aug2013

Giant Mirror To Enable A New View Of Space.

Giant Mirror To Enable A New View Of Space. Canberra's Matthew Colless will spend part of this weekend underneath a college stadium in Tucson, Arizona. He is the director of the Australian National University.  (more…)

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25Aug2013

Milky Way Galaxy Once Collided with Andromeda

 Milky Way Galaxy Collided with Andromeda 10 Billion Years Ago. Our Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda galaxy had a close encounter around 10 billion years ago, according to a  recent study by European astronomers. (more…)

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25Aug2013

Universe May Not Be Expanding After All

Universe May Not Be Expanding After All, New Research Suggests. New research rewrites history from the Big Bang onwards, says Roger Highfield. Every now and again, cosmologists decide that the universe needs a rethink. (more…)

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