Archive of 2015 June

20Jun2015

Moondust May Erase Armstrong’s Footprints

Scientists have discovered a lopsided cloud of moon dust hovering over that shining orb in the night sky. So what does it matter? Well, it has the potential to erase a good part of history. (more…)

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20Jun2015

‘At The Eyepiece’ – Backyard Astronomers Radio

Welcome to the At The Eyepiece Show! This is an astronomy based podcast that is devoted to discussing astronomical equipment, visual and electronically assisted observing, stargazing tips. (more…)

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20Jun2015

‘Great Pyramid’ Spotted On Ceres By Dawn Spacecraft

The mysterious bright spots on Ceres have been getting a lot of attention, and rightfully so, however they aren't the only point of interest on the surface of this newly-explored dwarf planet. (more…)

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19Jun2015

Moonstruck Flock To Arizona Light Collector

No, I haven't been drinking, or swallowing funny pills.This story is true.  Financial advisor Jaron Ness stands in the cool desert air waiting for the clouds to clear and the moon to rise. (more…)

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18Jun2015

Space Junk Problem Fixed With Glue

Every day, millions of pieces of space junk fly around, hundreds of miles above our heads, each posing a potential threat to astronauts and satellites. It’s a tricky problem with a sticky solution. (more…)

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18Jun2015

China’s Space Program Could Crush Its Competition

  NASA isn’t in serious trouble, but it has flat-lined. NASA’s leadership in space is what makes it one of the most inspiring and beloved agencies, some feel that NASA has gotten stuck. (more…)

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18Jun2015

Meet Eris, The Solar System’s Largest Dwarf Planet

Eris is the largest dwarf planet in the Solar System, and the ninth largest body orbiting our Sun. Sometimes referred to as the “tenth planet,” its discovery has become a very contentious issue. (more…)

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17Jun2015

Night Skies Of The Noongar

For thousands of years, Aboriginal Australians have watched the skies above. This fascination with the stars and the night sky extends to almost all indigenous cultures throughout the world. (more…)

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17Jun2015

Circular Orbits Identified For Small Exoplanets

Viewed from above, our solar system’s planetary orbits around the Sun resemble rings around a bulls-eye. Each planet keeps to a roughly circular path, always maintaining the same distance from the Sun. (more…)

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16Jun2015

The Great American Eclipse 2017 T-Shirt

On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable breathtaking beauty. (more…)

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16Jun2015

Aussie Woman Heads NASA’s Search For Life On Mars

 An Australian geologist is leading NASA's search for life on Mars - making her the first woman and Australian to be given the prestigious role. Dr Abigail Allwood grew up in Brisbane. (more…)

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15Jun2015

Come In Earth? Philae Calling!

The European Space Agency (Esa) says its comet lander, Philae, has woken up and contacted Earth. A complete surprise to scientists, but not unexpected , it should be renamed 'Lazarus.' (more…)

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14Jun2015

Sailing To The Stars On A Light-Sail

Bill Nye the science guy is a happy guy now – a solar sailing spacecraft launched by his non-profit organization has unfurled its solar sail after two challenging weeks in space and it flew! (more…)

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14Jun2015

Buzz Aldrin – U.S. Should Partner With China In Space

 Buzz writes: Working together on the International Space Station would benefit us all. I’d like to call attention to and expand upon several points raised by Jeffrey Kluger, editor for TIME magazine. (more…)

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14Jun2015

‘Star Trek’ On Pluto? It Could Really Happen!

Smile for the camera Pluto, you've become more than just a pinpoint in the sky. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is getting closer with its rendez-vous with the dwarf planet. (more…)

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13Jun2015

Virgin Galactic Back In Space Inside Two Years’

Virgin Galactic will be carrying aloft its first paying customers "within 18 months to two years", according to chief executive George Whitesides. Its a program many years in development. (more…)

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