Archive of 2013 November

30Nov2013

Telescope To Track Space Junk Using Radio Station

Telescope To Track Space Junk Using Youth Radio Station. A combination of pop songs, talk-back radio and cutting-edge science has enabled Australian astronomers to tackle one of the biggest problems and obstacles to spaceflight we have. (more…)

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30Nov2013

NASA Keen To Launch Astronauts From U.S. Soil

NASA Wanting To Again Launch Astronauts from U.S. Soil.  NASA took another step Tuesday to restore an American capability to launch astronauts from U.S. soil to the Space Station by the end of 2017, subject to adequate funding. (more…)

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29Nov2013

What Happened to Mars?

What Happened to Mars?  Billions of years ago when the planets of our solar system were still young, Mars was a very different world.  Liquid water flowed in long rivers that emptied into lakes and shallow seas. (more…)

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29Nov2013

Make Space Look A Lot Closer To Home!

Make Space Look A Lot Closer To Home! OK, maybe it's time to look at a decent telecope cope for Xmas. In this article written by our newest sponsor Telescope Planet in the UK you'll find good advice and great product selection. (more…)

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29Nov2013

Cancel The Funeral – ISON Lives!

Maybe ISON Should Be Renamed Comet Lazarus? Comet ISON appears to be back from the dead. Friday ISON flew through the sun's atmosphere and appeared to disintegrate before the cameras of several NASA and ESA spacecraft. (more…)

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28Nov2013

Boy Struck By Meteorite In Florida

Boy Struck By Meteorite In Florida.  Only in America In the land of comic books and their Hollywood spin-offs, nothing ever comes to earth without it being a momentous event. News services go absolutely bonkers. (more…)

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28Nov2013

Trash Is A Big Problem But Economists Have A Solution

Trash Is A Big Problem But Economists Have A Solution. Space is getting messy. The amount of debris orbiting the Earth keeps growing each year, disrupting satellites and occasionally putting astronauts in harm's way. (more…)

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28Nov2013

How Astronomy Benefits Society and Humankind

How Astronomy Benefits Society & Humankind.  With an annual cost of $30.8 million, the Keck Observatory costs $53.7 thousand for a single night’s worth of operation. Such is the cost in the eternal march of space technology. (more…)

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28Nov2013

Universe’s Largest Structure A Cosmic Conundrum

Universe's Largest Structure is a Cosmic Conundrum.  Astronomers have found a mind-bogglingly large structure -- so big it takes light 10 billion years to traverse -- in a distant part of the universe. The discovery poses a conundrum. (more…)

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28Nov2013

International Space Station Turns 15

International Space Station Turns 15.  The International Space Station (ISS) celebrates its birthday this month, 15 years after the first module was launched in 1998. Nov. 20, 1998, was a day to mark in history. (more…)

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26Nov2013

Microscopes Use Tricks Learned from Astronomy

  Microscopes Use Tricks Learned from Astronomy. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, are working on new microscope technologies to help biologists to see deep within living tissues. Welcome to the 21st century! (more…)

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25Nov2013

Where Are The UFO Wiki-Leaks?

Where Are The UFO Wiki-Leaks? UFO buffs are convinced that “disclosure” is just around the corner. But what does it say that in an age when information just can’t stay hidden, there are no leaked documents about UFOs? (more…)

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24Nov2013

How Hubble Snaps Those Amazing Space Images

How Hubble Snaps Those Amazing Space Images.   Launched in 1990, Hubble is a telescope that orbits above Earth's atmosphere. (more…)

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24Nov2013

So…What’s A Galaxy?

So...What's A Galaxy?  Learn about the many types of galaxies, and see some of the loveliest images ever taken of these cosmic wonders. (more…)

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24Nov2013

Asteroids Should Be Colonized And Used As Spaceships

Asteroids Should Be Colonized or Used as Transport to Planets.  The potential colonization of asteroids is one of the most promising areas of space exploration - even more so than mining them for resources, Russian scientists say. (more…)

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24Nov2013

Mars-Bound MAVEN Spacecraft Lift Off Success

Mars-Bound MAVEN Spacecraft Successfully Lifts Off.  At 1:28 p.m. EST, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft began its 10-month journey to Mars orbit, launched on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral. (more…)

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