Archive of 2015 April

30Apr2015

Massive 2540mm NASA Lens Shows Up On eBay

f you want a lens that looks more like a spaceship’s laser weapon, today is your lucky day. A ginormous NASA 2540mm f/8 mirror tele lens has appeared on eBay in the “film cameras” category. (more…)

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30Apr2015

Did NASA Just Accidentally Invent Warp Drive?

NASA scientists working on a project called EmDrive have accidentally stumbled upon something that will send science fiction junkies into a frenzy. The possibility of a real-life warp drive! (more…)

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29Apr2015

News Briefs – Breaking Stories – Oddities

A weekly addition of some of the more unusual stories and discoveries in space & astronomy from around the world. Updated daily for those wanting a quick update of current events so keep checking back for all the latest space news. (more…)

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29Apr2015

Win A Pair Of ‘Astro Gloves’

These are AMAZING!! Astrogloves allow fingertip control of astronomy equipment whilst keeping hands warm, allowing astronomers to stay out longer and concentrate on observing. (more…)

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29Apr2015

When Part of Apollo 13 Reached the Moon

Recounts of the Apollo 13 mission, 17 April 17 1970, are dominated by stories of the oxygen tank’s explosion and the subsequent fight engineers waged against the dying spacecraft to save the crew’s lives. (more…)

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26Apr2015

What Would Happen If There Were A War in Space

Earlier this month, at the annual Space Symposium, members of the US military quietly but clearly voiced their concern that war is coming to space.Could science fiction be coming true here? (more…)

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25Apr2015

Nasa Pays $18,000 For Allow Human Lab Rats

Nasa is offering a very significant $18,000 to human lab rats who agree to stay in bed for 10 weeks during a test lasting a total of more than three months.  Hmm, sound right up my alley! (more…)

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25Apr2015

First Exoplanet Visible Light Spectrum

Astronomers using the HARPS planet-hunting machine at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile have made the first-ever direct detection of the spectrum of visible light reflected off an exoplanet. (more…)

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24Apr2015

Star Laws: Building Capacity In The Legal Space

Space might be vast and empty, but Earth's orbit isn't. Already filled with government and commercial satellites and spacecraft, the space surrounding our planet can now be reached by the public too. (more…)

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24Apr2015

Choosing a New Telescope – GoTo or not GoTo

I am often asked by people “I’m a beginner, so what telescope should I buy?” Or more often, what GoTo telescope would I recommend for someone starting out in astronomy? (more…)

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23Apr2015

Enter Our New ‘Astro Quiz’

Our Revamped ASTRO-QUIZ Is Back! Every week we will be running an 'Astro Quiz Question' for you're enjoyment. Sometimes they will be easy, sometimes hard. Each question will be open to all readers of my website. (more…)

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23Apr2015

Let The People Decide New Place Names On Mercury and Pluto

Should Pluto be named after the sinister tentacle-faced monster Cthulhu from the novels of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft? Or a crater on Mercury after iconic opera singer Dame Nellie Melba? (more…)

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23Apr2015

Astronaut Hadfield To Release First Space Album

Astronaut Chris Hadfield is taking music to intergalactic heights with the first album written and recorded in space. The debut album by the Canadian, 55, is definitely an out of this world first! (more…)

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22Apr2015

Astronomers Discover Largest Known Structure In Universe

In 2004, astronomers examining a map of the radiation left over from the Big Bang (the cosmic microwave background) discovered the Cold Spot, a larger-than-expected unusually cold area of the sky. (more…)

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22Apr2015

Is There A Mirror Universe?

  Could there be a mirror universe, where everything is backwards – and everybody has red hair, or grass is purple? How badly do you need to bend the laws of physics to make this happen? (more…)

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21Apr2015

New Heat Theory On Dinosaur Asteroid

A new study from the University of Colorado indicates the Manhattan-sized asteroid that crashed into Mexico in the dinosaur days had a different outcome. (more…)

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