Archive of 2014 March

23Mar2014

Canberra Stargazer Brings Astronomy To The Young

Barry Armstead is a DIY master with a vision, and his latest work is set to encourage visitors to look up and think big. His vison has just come to fruition in a big way, as you will see below. (more…)

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23Mar2014

The Complete Idiots Guide To The ‘Big Bang’

For once, it was a news story that could claim to be cosmically important: the first compelling evidence for the cause of the Big Bang. The answer has eluded researchers for decades. (more…)

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23Mar2014

Astronauts On ISS: Diplomatic Tensions in Space?

While the United States and Russia traded sanctions this week in a burgeoning crisis over Crimea, astronauts from both nations rose above the discord in their sanctuary hundreds of miles from Earth. (more…)

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22Mar2014

Meteorite Collectors Reveal All

The object from space hurtled toward Earth. As it entered the atmosphere, the object began to burn, producing a fireball. With a sonic boom and a ground-shaking thud. Then you just know. (more…)

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22Mar2014

VLT Spots Largest Yellow Hypergiant Star

ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer has revealed the largest yellow star — and one of the ten largest stars found so far. This hypergiant really defies description simply because of its size. (more…)

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21Mar2014

Will ET Be More Advanced Than We Are?

Are we alone in the universe? It's a question that has always fired the human imagination. The more we learn, the more unlikely it seems that Earth is a lone miracle amid galaxies of lifeless planets. (more…)

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21Mar2014

Every Black Hole Contains Another Universe

In modern science, the prevailing opinion supposes that whatever falls into a black hole disappears forever and breaks apart into the component parts. However, a new theoryhas emerged. (more…)

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21Mar2014

A Front-Row Seat For A Back-Hole Feeding Frenzy

It is a well-established fact that a super-massive black hole is at the center of our galaxy. The black hole, named Sagittarius A**, is so massive, about 4 million times larger than our sun. (more…)

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21Mar2014

NASA Aims To Go To Europa On The Cheap

The more we learn about Europa, the greater its allure. Galileo discovered Jupiter’s four largest moons in 1610, and in the intervening centuries Europa, the smallest of them harbour a surprise. (more…)

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21Mar2014

New Portrait Defines Milky Way’s Shape, Contents

Using more than 2 million images collected by NASA’s orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of Wisconsin scientists has stitched together a dramatic 360 degree portrait of the Milky Way. (more…)

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20Mar2014

Get Started in Amateur Astronomy

1. Read about astronomy. Merely looking up in the sky will not teach you all you need to know, so visit your local library and browse through the astronomy section. There are a variety of books geared toward beginners and more advanced. (more…)

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20Mar2014

Earth Dodged A Dangerous Bullet In 2012

Earth dodged a huge magnetic bullet from the sun on July 23, 2012. According to University of California, Berkeley, and Chinese researchers, it was from a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections. (more…)

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20Mar2014

We’ll Live On The Moon In 50 Years, Says Hawking

British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking said last night, in a television show dedicated to the International Space Station (ISS), that in 50 years people will live and work on the Moon. (more…)

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20Mar2014

Hundreds Search Korea For Valuable Space Rocks

A corner of South Korea is in the grip of a frenzied hunt for valuable space souvenirs, following a rare meteor shower there last week.Hundreds of people have beenout searching their areas. (more…)

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20Mar2014

Canberra Deep Space Complex 50th Anniversary

Today, all eyes are on the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) in Canberra to celebrate 50 years of the NASA Deep Space Network, and Australia’s role in it. (more…)

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19Mar2014

Poland To Host Mars Rover Competition In September

If you want to see Mars rovers at work you don't have to fly to Red Planet, you just need to catch a plane to Poland, because that's where the rovers are going to be this September. (more…)

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