Archive of 2013 October

31Oct2013

Earth-Like Twin Planet Beyond The Solar System

Planet Hunters Find Earth-Like Twin Planet. For the first time, scientists have found a planet beyond the solar system that not only is the same size as Earth, but has the same proportions of iron and rock,and that's important. (more…)

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31Oct2013

Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit Made By Bra Manufacturer

Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit Was Made by a Bra Manufacturer. No one knows what Columbus was wearing when he set foot in the New World, but on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong took his “one giant leap” he made a fashion statement. (more…)

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31Oct2013

If Planets Replaced Our Moon

 If Planets Replaced Our Moon. Have a look at each of these planets. Its an oblique but interesting look at how the sky would look if the planets were as close as the moon. On some worlds this in fact may be the norm. (more…)

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31Oct2013

Seven-Planet Solar System Discovered

Seven-Planet Solar System Discovered. Astronomers may have identified one of the richest planetary systems yet. The discovery of a seventh planet around the dwarf star KIC 11442793 could be a record in fact. (more…)

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31Oct2013

Cassini Gets New Views of Titan’s Land of Lakes

Cassini Gets New Views of Titan's Land of Lakes.  With the sun now shining down over the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan, a little luck with the weather, and trajectories have put the spacecraft into optimal viewing positions. (more…)

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31Oct2013

United Nations to Adopt Asteroid Defence Plan

United Nations to Adopt Asteroid Defence Plan  When a meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in February, the world’s space agencies found out, quite unbelievably, along with the rest of us, on Twitter and YouTube! (more…)

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27Oct2013

SETI – No Alien Signals Found

SETI Search Reveals No Alien Signals Found. Intelligent life may be rare throughout the Milky Way, with less than a in a million solar systems harboring advanced civilizations. (more…)

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26Oct2013

Gravitational Waves ‘Know’ How Black Holes Grow

 Gravitational Waves Help Understand Black-Hole Weight Gain.  Supermassive black holes: every large galaxy’s got one. But here’s a real conundrum: how did they grow so big? AZ recent paper in 'Science' pits the front-running ideas. (more…)

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26Oct2013

Buzz Aldrin Lays Out His Plan for Space Exploration

 Buzz Aldrin Lays Out His Plan for Space Exploration.  Buzz Aldrin wants to see the public get excited about space exploration again. It’s critical, actually, if the Apollo astronaut is to accomplish his goal. It's a  lifelong dream in fact. (more…)

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26Oct2013

Meteorite May Explain ‘How Mars Turned to Stone’

Meteorite May Explain 'How Mars Turned to Stone'  Scientists at Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, the University of Glasgow and Natural History Museum London may have answered a big question about Mars. (more…)

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26Oct2013

Why Do We Call Them “Asteroids”?

Why Do We Call Them "Asteroids"? A 211-year-old mystery has finally been solved by an astronomy historian, who's identified the person responsible for naming those rocky objects orbiting between Mars and Jupiter. (more…)

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25Oct2013

The Sun Has Been Very Busy

Our Sun Has Been Very Busy.  Many people have been commenting on how quiet the sun has been recently. Well that has certainly changes in a big way and very quickly! is this the calm before the storm? (more…)

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24Oct2013

Balloon Rides Into Space Coming

Balloon Rides Into Space Coming. It's a balloon ride far different from what you'd experience at Balloon Fiesta. Arizona-based World View Enterprises says it plans on launching balloons to near-space, about 19 miles up. (more…)

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24Oct2013

Astronomers Discover Universe’s Most Distant Galaxy

 Astronomers Discover Universe’s Most Distant Galaxy  Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin may be former football rivals, but the Lone Star State’s two research giants have teamed up for a major discovery. (more…)

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24Oct2013

Largest Star Known Is Tearing Itself Apart

Largest Star Known Is Tearing Itself Apart An international team of astronomers has observed part of the final death throes of the largest known star in the universe as it throws off its outer layers.This is massive power! (more…)

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24Oct2013

A Red Flag on the Red Planet

A Red Flag on the Red Planet At 2:16 a.m. local time on 8 November 2011, the desolate steppe of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, shook to the roar of rocket engines. A special Chinese space mission was unfolding. (more…)

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