Archive of 2015 June

30Jun2015

Dance Of The Planets

Anytime the night sky’s two brightest planets pass close to each other, it is a spectacular event worth watching. Venus, our dazzling ‘Evening Star,’ has been flirting with the giant planet Jupiter. (more…)

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29Jun2015

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes After Liftoff

  Elon Musk's Falcon 9 rocket exploded after liftoff today over the blue skies of Cape Canaveral, Florida – the catastrophic failure happened within minutes of the launch which looked perfect. (more…)

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28Jun2015

Why June Will Be 1 Second Longer

It's a dreaded day for many Internet companies: On June 30, an extra second will be added to the clock, creating the potential to wreak havoc on computer systems not equipped to handle the change. (more…)

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28Jun2015

Get Ready For Global ‘Asteroid Day’ June 30

Asteroid Day is a global awareness movement where people world-wide come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, our families, communities, and future generations. (more…)

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28Jun2015

NASA Exo-Planet Study Shows Debris Disc Ring

An incredible new computer simulation by NASA shows the planet and debris disc around the nearby star Beta Pictoris in motion. We are in effect watching the birth of another solar system. (more…)

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28Jun2015

Tasmanian Astronomer Has Pluto In His Sights

For Cambridge astronomer Shevill Mathers, Wednesdays Pluto occultation could be among the most important 99 seconds of his career. Being a friend and co-worker, I wholeheartedly support the selection. (more…)

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27Jun2015

Scientist Proposes Black Holes Are Harmless Holograms

Samir Mathur, professor of physics at The Ohio State University and black hole sympathizer, thinks that black holes aren't the ruthless, all-consuming mega-behemoths we've made them out to be. (more…)

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26Jun2015

Don’t Miss Our HUGE Telescope Raffle

As a fundraiser for our educational programs this HUGE high quality telescope with all accessories can be yours for Xmas. Someone will take home this powerful telescope just by buying tickets, crossing fingers and waiting. (more…)

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26Jun2015

Pluto Probe Faces Its Toughest Task- Finding Pluto

Some 4.7 billion kilometres from Earth, the New Horizons spacecraft is heading for a historic rendezvous with Pluto. To achieve this, it will need to hit a very small target. Tinier than you imagine. (more…)

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26Jun2015

Monster Black Hole Wakes Up After 26 Years!

Over the past week, ESA's Integral satellite has been observing an exceptional outburst of high-energy light produced by a black hole that is devouring material from its stellar companion. (more…)

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26Jun2015

The Tunguska Meteorite Anniversary

  On 30 June 1908 a mysterious explosion rocked the Jenissei portion of the Siberian forest. People living in the area observed a huge fireball that rose up high in the sky and never forgot the sight. (more…)

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25Jun2015

Hot Lava Flows Discovered On Venus

ESA’s Venus Express has found the best evidence yet for active volcanism on Earth’s neighbour planet.Seeing the planet’s surface is extremely difficult due to its thick atmosphere. (more…)

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24Jun2015

Scientists Measure Black Hole At Galaxy’s Centre Centre

  The gigantic black hole is in the middle of a banded spiral galaxy called NGC-1097, situated about 45-million light years away in the course of the constellation Fornax. (more…)

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24Jun2015

Rosetta’s Final Mission To Land Beside Philae

  The team behind the Rosetta comet landing will attempt to set down the orbiter next to lander Philae in a final mission next year.Its a daring and totally ambitious plan that just may work. (more…)

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23Jun2015

Solar Storm Hits Earth – Aurora Seen In Australia

A severe solar storm has slammed earth, increasing the chances of fluctuations in the power grid and GPS. IT also pushes shimmering polar auroras to places where more people can possibly see them. (more…)

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20Jun2015

Kickoff- World Wide Solstice Festival

  MID NORTH COAST ASTRONOMY – AUSTRALIA Official ‘Kick-Off sponsors of the World Wide Solstice Festival 21 June 2015 Laurieton Riverwalk Markets, Laurieton NSW. (more…)

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