Archive of 2015 April

19Apr2015

New Horizons – The Fastest Spaceship Ever Built

It is the fastest spaceship ever launched and has been hurtling towards its target at a staggering 57,000kmh (36,000 mph) for the past nine years. It would cross Australia in under 4 minutes!! (more…)

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19Apr2015

Rooma Lawnmower Angers Astronomers

A Roomba for your lawn? Sounds like a good idea. Hmm, maybe. A robotic lawnmower in development by iRobot, the company that brought us the Roomba, has riled up a group of astronomers. (more…)

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18Apr2015

Millimetre-Sized Stones Formed Our Planet

  Fragments of asteroids regularly land on Earth as meteorites. If you examine such a find, you can see that it comprises millimetre-sized round stones, little pebbles if you like, known as chondrules. (more…)

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18Apr2015

Rosetta’s Comet Is Singing

Listen to it! That's Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko singing. This cosmic song was just discovered by the European Space Agency, which released the soundtrack for our enjoyment. (more…)

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18Apr2015

NASA Releases First Colour Photo Of Pluto

  The future is now! NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto has returned its first color image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon, Charon. The new photo, was taken on April 9 from 115 million kilometres. (more…)

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18Apr2015

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17Apr2015

Chariots Of The Frauds

Was God an ancient astronaut? Do centuries-old legends of gods and heroes tell of space travellers who came to earth from distant parts of the Cosmos?What, if any, is the evidence for all this? (more…)

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16Apr2015

Colliding Black Holes – Dawn of Gravitational Astronomy

New simulations of the most energetic collisions in the universe are helping astrophysicists understand how gravitational waves are generated, giving an exciting glimpse into the future of gravitational astronomy. (more…)

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16Apr2015

Book Review – Our Spacious Skies

As the sky turns dark, the stars appear. Do you know what the Milky Way is? Have you seen it? The night-time environment is a precious natural resource for all life on Earth and belongs to us all. (more…)

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16Apr2015

What Fuels Saturn’s Superstorms?

When it comes to spots in our solar system, the big red one on Jupiter tends to get all the attention. Its the one everybody knows, but Saturn has spots of its own, and they're no less impressive. (more…)

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16Apr2015

Richard Branson And Elon Musk Prepare For Liftoff

Space exploration is an expensive endeavour, often requiring millions or even billions of dollars and collaborations among teams of thousands. In this article Maria Ramos profiles the issue. (more…)

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16Apr2015

The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar

In space, all they have is instant. "For an instant coffee, it's an excellent instant coffee," says Vickie Kloeris, who manages the space station's food supply for NASA. Well ya can't blame her! (more…)

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15Apr2015

What To Do When An Astronaut Dies In Space

 It’s raining in Washington on July 24, 1969. The weather seems appropriate, given the tragic events that have just transpired that evening. Richard Nixon stands before a tense press corps. (more…)

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14Apr2015

Bad Week For Alien Hunters

For alien hunters, the last couple of weeks have been a roller coaster ride. First there were tantalizing hints that so-called ‘Fast Radio Bursts’ (FRBs) scattered across the deep sky. (more…)

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12Apr2015

Celebrating 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

On a chilly Saturday evening in March, unfazed by more than 6 inches snow, hundreds of people crowded into Shriver Hall at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore to hear a special orchestral piece. (more…)

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12Apr2015

Scientists Plan To Blast Space Junk

It's a junkyard out there. Researchers estimate that at least several hundred thousand pieces of space debris are stuck out in orbit around the planet. (more…)

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