Archive of 2014 November

22Nov2014

How to Make a Smartphone Telescope Adaptor

7 Steps. This method will make it easy to take pics of the moon and planets. A hard phone case is used as a gel case is too flexible. Good luck with a really simple way of taking simple good quality astro pics.

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22Nov2014

5 Reasons E.T. Would Already Know We’re Here

Enrico Fermi’s much ballyhooed paradox — the aging saw that “If E.T. is out there and technologically-advanced, why aren’t they here?” — now seems a tad simplistic. So, why aren't they here? (more…)

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22Nov2014

Space Tourism A Waste Of Humanity’s Time, Says Arianespace Head

Space tourism is a waste of funding and should take a back seat to missions that better connect society and explore our universe, says the man surprisingly at the helm of the world's largest rocket company. (more…)

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22Nov2014

What Did Mars Look Like When It Had Water?

Mars is very aptly nicknamed “The Red Planet.” Aside from some dry ice polar caps, the landscape on Mars is cold, dry, and rocky. However, that wasn’t always the case. Four billion years ago Mars was covered in water. (more…)

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22Nov2014

Strange Visitors From the Edge Of The Solar System

A pair of sort-of comets pose a puzzle for astronomers.  The term “Oort Cloud” may be obscure for many people, but it’s familiar terrain for astronomy buffs. It’s a giant spherical swarm of trillions of proto-comets. (more…)

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22Nov2014

Will Betelgeuse Go Supernova in 2015?

Betelgeuse, one of the brightest stars in the sky, could burst into its supernova phase and become as bright as a full moon - and last for as long as a year. It could happen any time now so get ready OK! (more…)

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22Nov2014

The Beautiful And Mysterious Fukang Meteorite

When it slammed into the surface of Earth, there was little sign of the beauty that lay inside. But cutting the Fukang meteorite open yielded a breathtaking sight. Within the rock was a surprise of unexpected riches. (more…)

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22Nov2014

Sunspots, Spaceweather and Flight Dangers

Astronomers are watching a monster on the Sun and it appears to be getting bigger. The largest sunspot seen in 24 years is rotating back to face the Earth and the potential for massive solar flares is considered very high. (more…)

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21Nov2014

Reader Takes Issue With Brian Cox

I agree with Professor Brian Cox that we are alone in the universe. But it seems that the Professor has omitted to add, that to the same extent we are also alone on planet Earth. Reader George Mawer share his views. (more…)

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21Nov2014

Unravelling The Mystery of Gamma-Ray Bursts

A team of scientists hope to trace the origins of gamma-ray bursts with the aid of giant space ‘microphones’. Researchers at Cardiff University, UK are trying to work out the possible sounds scientists might expect to hear. (more…)

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21Nov2014

Gemini Capsule Booked For Illegal Parking

Only in America!  Traffic officers were unhappy at the time it was taking for the two tonne 1960s Gemini space capsule to be delivered to RR Auction saleroom and handed auctioneer Bobby Livingston (right) a fine. (more…)

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20Nov2014

Physicist Has Proof Black Holes Simply Don’t Exist

Scientists have lots of bizarre theories about black holes. Black holes gobble up everything that gets too close, even light. They can cause time to slow. They contain entire universes. Check the above video first OK. (more…)

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20Nov2014

The Riddle Of The Missing Stars

Thanks to the  Hubble Space Telescope, some of the most mysterious cosmic residents have just become even more puzzling. New observations of globular clusters in a small galaxy show they're very similar to the Milky Way ones. (more…)

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17Nov2014

We Are Alone In The Universe: Professor Brian Cox Says

The biological process which lead to intelligent life on earth was a fluke that is unlikely to have been repeated anywhere else in the universe, claims Professor Brian Cox. Quite a statement from one of Astronomy's biggest names. (more…)

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17Nov2014

Amateur Astronomer Searches For Soyuz Rocket Debris In Australia

An amateur astronomer thinks he may have discovered where the wreckage of a rocket fell after it streaked across the night skies of eastern Australia in July.  Wollongong man David Finlay has interviewed dozens of witnesses. (more…)

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16Nov2014

Aurora On Venus Versus Solar Activity

It’s a major mystery posed by our sister world and one that up until recently was thought impossible . Does the atmosphere of Venus possess upper atmospheric phenomena similar to the Earth, such as aurora or nightglow? (more…)

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