Archive of 2015 January

30Jan2015

Coffee Cup Designed To Let Astronauts Sip Espresso In Space

Here on Earth, it's easy to take things for granted. Drinking a cup of coffee, for example, is a shockingly simple act when you're affected by gravity, yet it's infinitely more difficult once you leave Earth's atmosphere. (more…)

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30Jan2015

Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View Of Dwarf Planet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 237,000 kilometres from Ceres on Jan. 25, and represent a new milestone for a spacecraft.  (more…)

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30Jan2015

Life In Universe May Be Much Older Than We Thought

 One of the greatest questions is whether life exists beyond our pale blue dot. The search extends across space and through the universe’s 13.8-billion-year history. Now, scientists have found five Earth-sized planet. (more…)

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29Jan2015

Distant Exoplanet Hosts ‘Super Saturn’ Ring System

Astronomers say they have discovered a planet with a gigantic ring system that is 200 times larger than that around Saturn. It is the first such structure detected around a planet beyond our Solar System. (more…)

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29Jan2015

Students To Send Life To Mars On Mars One Lander in 2018

The first step to establish a permanent colony on Mars could be taken in 2018 when a group of European students will send its project to the Red Planet. The team are students from Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands. (more…)

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29Jan2015

How Richard Branson Funds Virgin Galactic

Sir Richard Branson is a mass of contradictions. A man who often appears shy, yet has built a brand around his charisma. Someone who vaunts his social conscience, but who lives as a tax exile on Necker island. (more…)

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27Jan2015

Black Holes Toe The Line

Research at Swinburne University of Technology has shown that it is possible to predict the masses of black holes in galaxies for which it was previously thought not possible. This is truly cutting edge Aussie Astronomy! (more…)

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27Jan2015

Astrophotography With Just Your Iphone!

OVERVIEW by Tammy Plotner: Are you ready for a really cool, new product? Then you've got to check out the Orion SteadyPix iPhone Adapter! (more…)

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26Jan2015

Its Show-Time For Pluto

 NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has travelled almost 5 billionkilometres and is nearing the end of its nine-year journey to Pluto. This week it begins photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world. (more…)

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25Jan2015

Large Asteroid Will Pass Earth On Australia Day 2015

Astronomers will be pointing their telescopes to the sky this Australia Day trying to get a glimpse of a giant asteroid heading our way. But there will be no need to enlist the help of Bruce Willis or his demolition buddies. (more…)

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25Jan2015

TV Hosts Think Moon Is A Planet, Or Maybe A Star?

They spend hours wearing orange makeup and rigid smiles, trying to sell over-hyped items to viewers. They seem smart on the surface but..would you buy from someone who doesn’t know the Moon is a moon? (more…)

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25Jan2015

Milky Way’s Arm Might Encircle The Entire Galaxy

Its our home, the galactic place we live but we know so relatively little about it. Given that our Solar System sits inside the Milky Way Galaxy, getting a clear picture of what it looks like as a whole can be quite tricky. (more…)

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25Jan2015

The Nearest Stars To Earth (Infographic)

Most people are unaware that within a reasonable span of our solar system lie quite a number of stars and star systems reachable by us in the near future. Let's examin the omes we know of and see which ones you'd like to visit. (more…)

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24Jan2015

The Milky Way Could Be A “Galactic Transport System”

Based on the latest evidence and theories our galaxy could be a huge wormhole (or space-time tunnel; have you seen the amazing hit movie “Interstellar?”) and, if that were true, it would be “stable and navigable.” (more…)

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24Jan2015

New Space Telescope – 1,000 Times Sharper Than Hubble

Researchers will update NASA officials soon on a revolutionary space telescope concept selected by the agency for study last June that could provide images up to 1,000 times sharper than the Hubble Space Telescope. (more…)

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24Jan2015

Universe News 2011

A series of Video highlights from Hubble and ESA featuring the latest news about the Cosmos. Now in Widescreen 16:9. DVD contains about nine programs, around two hours length.

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