Archive of 2015 July

29Jul2015

Blue Moon This Week

When you hear someone say “Once in a Blue Moon” you know what they mean. They’re usually talking about something rare, silly, and even absurd. To most, the term gives mixed messages. (more…)

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29Jul2015

‘Impossible’ Rocket Could Get To Moon In Four Hours

Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works. (more…)

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29Jul2015

How To Observe The Sun Safely

The Sun is a very gratifying object to observe. It is dynamic, with features on its visible surface that sometimes appear to change over the course of just a few hours. Most people have never seen this sort of thing. (more…)

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28Jul2015

Ever Wondered…How Do The Tides Work?

Anyone who lives close to ocean is familiar with the tides. And you probably know they have something to do with the Moon. But how do the tides work? is it rare? Do other planets experience tides? (more…)

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28Jul2015

Should We Build A Village On The Moon?

Professor Johann-Dietrich Woerner has been in his new job as Director General of the European Space Agency (Esa) for a week. In charge of a €4.4 billion annual budget, a formidable responsibility. (more…)

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26Jul2015

Goodby Pluto. Thanks For The Memories

Pluto's atmosphere, which we've known about since 1988 but haven't actually seen until now, is a tenuous but puffy shroud that extends for about 160 kilometres above the world's surface. (more…)

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26Jul2015

Hawking And Billionaire Join In $100 Million Search For E.T.

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation and founder, internet investor Yuri Milner, signed a contract with UC Berkeley to lead a major escalation in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI. (more…)

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25Jul2015

Medicine In Space Is Completely Different From Earth

You may or may not want to go to space, but here’s something certain: you definitely don’t want to get sick there.Its a totally different realm and its a long wat back to a comfy hospital bed. (more…)

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25Jul2015

Dead Galaxies In Coma Cluster May Be Packed With Dark Matter

Galaxies in a cluster roughly 300 million light years from Earth could contain as much as 100 times more dark matter than visible matter, according to an Australian study. (more…)

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25Jul2015

The Lost In Space Cast Reflects On 50th Anniversary

The Lost in Space crew reunited at the Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Comic-Con — except for the Robot, who evidently didn’t want to join in: “He refused to come out of his trailer for this,” Bill Mumy joked. “He’s a diva, you know,” Marta Kristen added. (more…)

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25Jul2015

NASA Discovers Earth’s Bigger, Older Cousin

“ARE we alone in the universe? “We’re taking one small step in answering that question today.” And with that, astronomers hunting for another Earth announced they have found what may be an answer. (more…)

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25Jul2015

Crowdfunding To Restore Neil Armstrong’s Lunar Spacesuit

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is trying to use a crowdfunding website to raise nearly $680,000 to restore the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore when he became the first man to walk on the moon. (more…)

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25Jul2015

New Horizons Reveals More Mountains On Pluto

lltest images from the New Horizons spacecraft have revealed another range of ice mountains on Pluto. The frozen peaks were found on the lower-left edge of the "heart" and are 1-1.5km-high. (more…)

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24Jul2015

Amateur Astronomers Spot One In A Billion Star

It is a type of a two-star system known as a cataclysmic variable, where one super dense white dwarf star is stealing gas from its companion star, effectively “cannibalizing” it. (more…)

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18Jul2015

How To Find Meteorites Around Your Home

Chances are your house has been hit by a few thousand micrometeorites, and you’ll be able to find a few if you know the secret place to look. The next time it rains try this little trick. (more…)

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13Jul2015

G’Day Pluto! We’ve Arrived – Latest Updates

 It's travelled more than nine years to get there and it will only stay a few hours, but a small space probe already is revolutionizing the way we look at Pluto, and we can hardly wait for more! (more…)

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