Archive of 2014 May

29May2014

Our Galaxy’s Black Hole May Be Wormhole In Disguise

One of the most extraordinary objects in the Milky Way galaxy is Sagittarius A. This small object is a bright source of radio waves in the constellation of Sagittarius that was discovered in 1974. (more…)

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28May2014

Take a Flight Through Our Universe

  The Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) has released the largest 3D map of massive galaxies and distant black holes ever created, pinpointing locations and distances of over a million galaxies. (more…)

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28May2014

Graphics Compare Asteroid Sizes to Places on Earth

  So, how big is that space rock? When we see data on sizes and distances in relation to stuff out in space, its overwhelming, it’s hard to get a frame of reference, but now, we've got a little help. (more…)

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28May2014

Interstellar Travel – Raising Children In Space

If we are to colonise the stars, then humanity will have to embark on centuries-long voyages – and have families along the way. Can we raise children in space? Is it going to be practical or ethical? (more…)

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28May2014

Permanently Manned ISS Could End In 2020

Man in orbit might become history after 2020, as Russia sees no need to keep the ISS operating, announced Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. This seems to be the start of a generation of change. (more…)

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27May2014

A Guide to Observing Jupiter

 Jupiter has been called "the amateur's planet," because it offers a wealth of opportunities for amateur observers to make contributions to planetary astronomy. Its an exciting challenge. (more…)

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27May2014

Cluster Of 100,000 Stars Speeding Toward Earth

  Astronomers have found a runaway globular cluster headed right for the Milky Way. The hypervelocity is hurtling straight towards the galaxy at a blistering speed of almost three million kph. (more…)

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27May2014

New Camera Produces Best-Ever Image Of Alien Planet

  The hunt for planets in faraway solar systems has taken another step forward with the debut of a new planet-detecting instrument led by a Stanford physicist. This science is getting better. (more…)

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27May2014

How to Survive in Space After the Ultimate Disaster

 How do you survive in space if you're not Sandra Bullock? Floating space junk, lack of oxygen and a freezing, hostile environmnent depicted in the blockbuster movie 'Gravity', await. (more…)

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26May2014

Aussie Astronomers Remotely Steer Hawaii’s Keck Telescopes

  From a remote control room at Swinburne University of Technology’s Hawthorn campus, astronomers have successfully steered the world’s largest state of the art optical telescopes. (more…)

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26May2014

Tweeting From Outer Space

  Why spend $200,000 going to space when you can tweet at aliens from the comforts of your own planet? Curious earthlings can now make their presence known to the outside Universe in a unique way. (more…)

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26May2014

Host Of Celebrities Sign Up On Branson’s Space Flight

  Star-gazing is about to take on a whole new meaning. Celebs can’t wait to put themselves into orbit — with A-listers lining up for seats aboard billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic ship. (more…)

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24May2014

Ancient Rock Art Possibly Made By Aliens, NASA Book Suggests

  Are cave drawings evidence of alien contact? UFO aficionados are in a spin after NASA appeared to suggest ancient rock art may have been planted by aliens. It's shadows of the Von Daniken era. (more…)

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24May2014

Renowned Astronomer Given Go Ahead for New Alien Search

With NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler telescope reaching the end of its useful life, it is now up to private investors and companies to step up in supporting the search for intelligent life in our universe. (more…)

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24May2014

What If the Biggest Solar Storm on Record Happened Today?

  On February 14 the sun erupted with the largest solar flare seen in four years—big enough to interfere with radio communications and GPS signals for airplanes on long-distance flights. (more…)

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23May2014

Space Volunteers Live Off Mealworms for 105 Days

  Imagine the scene: you’ve just embarked on your mission to Mars and, for your first meal of a several-months long journey, you’ve got a rather unappetising plate of beetle larvae. (more…)

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