Archive of 2013 September

30Sep2013

Hard Science: Particles on a String

Hard  Science - Particles on a String.  Imagine a time when the scientific community and anyone else who was concerned, was quite content with the idea that the universe was static and eternal...never changing. (more…)

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30Sep2013

Who Owns The Moon? Time To Call in the ‘Space Lawyers’

 Who Owns the Moon? Time to Call in the 'Space Lawyers'   In October 2018, a 1,600ft-wide asteroid named Bennu will pass Earth, close enough for NASA to land a spacecraft on it. Five years later, the craft will return to Earth. (more…)

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27Sep2013

Strange UFO Clouds

Strange Looking UFO Clouds. A large, silent, circular, brightly-lit object hovers in the sky with the appearance of brushed metal. You aim your phone camera up and snap your UFO. (more…)

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27Sep2013

‘Oldest Galaxy’ Is Discovered

‘Oldest Galaxy’ in Universe Discovered. A team of Japanese astronomers in Hawaii claim to have found the oldest galaxy, a discovery that is competing with other “earliest galaxies” findings.  (more…)

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27Sep2013

Why Wait for NASA? Manned Mission to Europa Now!

Why Wait for NASA? Let’s Plan a Manned Mission to Europa Now The moon? Been there, done that. Mars? Is that the best you can do? What spaceflight really needs is a one-way manned mission to explore Jupiter’s icy, mysterious moon Europa. (more…)

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27Sep2013

Kepler To Observe Solar System’s Gas Giants

 Observing Solar System's Gas Giants with Kepler Spacecraft. What's next for Kepler? The amazingly successful planet hunting spacecraft ended its exoplanet searching mission due to two wheels failure and is now ready for a new assignment. (more…)

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26Sep2013

Are We Screwing Ourselves By Transmitting Signals Into Space?

Are We Screwing Ourselves By Transmitting Radio Signals Into Space? For nearly a hundred years, Earth has sent radio signals into space. If anyone nearby is listening, they probably know we’re here.There must be others though...out there? (more…)

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26Sep2013

Salvage Law In The Space Age

 Salvage Law In The Space Age Much of the Apollo hardware that brought astronauts to the moon never returned to the Earth. Pieces of Saturn V rockets and one lunar module are orbiting the Earth or Sun. (more…)

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26Sep2013

WA Radio Telescope Helps Track Space Junk

W.A. Radio Telescope Helps Track Space Junk. AUSTRALIA'S newest radio astronomy project is helping to detect potentially lethal space junk, an eminent scientist says.Its a constant and perilous threat. (more…)

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26Sep2013

Citizen Planet Hunters Discovering Distant Worlds

Citizen Planet Hunters Help Scientists Locate Distant Worlds. First proteins, now planets. Regular people with regular jobs are getting a chance to chip away at scientific puzzles and contribute to discoveries. lots have taken up the challenge. (more…)

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25Sep2013

A Volcanic View of Mercury

A Volcanic View of Mercury.  Here on Earth we’re used to seeing volcanoes as towering mountains with steam-belching peaks or enormous fissures oozing lava. But on Mercury volcanic features defy descriptio. (more…)

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25Sep2013

Fans’ Fury At BBC Threat To Axe ‘The Sky At Night.’

 Fans' Fury At BBC Threat To Axe 'The Sky At Night.' The Sky at Night is facing the axe after 56 years on television and just a year after the death of Sir Patrick Moore. Its caused a public outcry with astronomy fans the world over. (more…)

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25Sep2013

Comet Ison About To Pass Mars

Astronomers Monitoring Comet Ison As It Passes Mars  The enigmatic Comet ISON was discovered exactly a year this month, and now a fleet of spacecraft is gearing up to track the icy wanderer during its close encounter with Mars this week. (more…)

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24Sep2013

TRIPAD Accessory Tray For Astronomers

  So, What Is Tripad?  Dallas-based Tripad LLC has recently launched two new products, the Tripad and Tripad Traveller. Made from recycled materials, the Tripads turns any tripod into a sturdy, portable workspace. (more…)

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24Sep2013

Women Celebrated For Astronomical Contributions

Women Celebrated For Astronomical Contributions. Women astronomers from across the nation were celebrated in style at the Astronomical Society of Australia’s annual Women in Astronomy Workshop in Perth recently. (more…)

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24Sep2013

Kaboom! Milky Way’s Black Hole Erupted 2 Million Years Ago

Kaboom! Milky Way's Black Hole Erupted 2 Million Years Ago The supermassive black hole hiding in the center of our galaxy last erupted two million years ago. This conclusion was reached by astronomers looking for answers. (more…)

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