Archive of 2015 September

30Sep2015

Hotel/Space Package Price

Imagine out of a tiny porthole in one glance being able to see the continents of Africa, Europe, and North America--at the same time. (more…)

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29Sep2015

NASA Confirms Liquid Water Flows On Today’s Mars

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) at last provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. (more…)

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27Sep2015

His Mission: Fix The Space Station Toilet

This spaceman is reaching for the stars but landing in the toilet. British astronaut Tim Peake told London schoolchildren recently about his highly unusual job in space. (more…)

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27Sep2015

Exhaustive Search challenges Black Hole Theory

The fact that gravitational waves weren’t detected goes against theoretical expectations and throws our current understanding of black holes into question. Curious? Read on. (more…)

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26Sep2015

A Dragon On Mars By 2020

It could bring samples from Mars to Earth for the first time. Nasa employees have revealed details of a 'budget' plan to send a SpaceX capsule to the red planet in 2020 to return samples. (more…)

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25Sep2015

Who Owns Outer Space?

There was never a territory in human history that someone didn't think they could own or make money out of. And that goes for outer space as well – in fact, it has done for the best part of 60 years. (more…)

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24Sep2015

Australasian Science Examines Aboriginal Astronomy

Hey, want to keep up with all that's happening in science in Australasia? Check out our current issue, its on an indigenous theme and written by Dr. Carl Williams. (more…)

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23Sep2015

The Consequences Of Space Debris

Space junk is an unavoidable side effect of humankind's endeavours in space. From old communications satellites to jettisoned booster rockets, these objects no longer serve any purpose. (more…)

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22Sep2015

Astronomers Identify A New Mid-Size Black Hole

A black hole is a geometrically defined region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing—including particles and light—can escape from inside it. (more…)

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21Sep2015

Astrology And Astronomy Have More In Common Than You Think

Want to offend an astronomer? It's easy: Just call her an astrologer. So says the writer of this article Kete Becker. She shows a different slant on what you might commonly perceive. (more…)

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21Sep2015

So…What’s An Orrery?

Its a strange name but an orrery is a mechanical device that demonstrates the motions and relative positions of the planets and moons in the Solar System in a heliocentric model. (more…)

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20Sep2015

Rare ‘Supermoon’ Total Lunar Eclipse This Week

The first "supermoon" lunar eclipse in more than three decades will grace Earth's skies this month, as will a partial lunar eclipse that Australia will miss but, it is a significant event. (more…)

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20Sep2015

Crowdfunding To Save Australia’s Mopra Radio Telescope

A team of astronomers have resorted to raising funds through the very successful 'crowdsourcing' to try and save an Australian telescope involved in mapping the Milky Way. (more…)

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20Sep2015

Australian Student’s Ion Space Drive Beats NASA Design

Space engines might soon become far more resourceful: An Australian PhD student has claimed to have beaten NASA’s fuel efficiency record and developed a new type of ion space drive. (more…)

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20Sep2015

Cassini Finds Global Ocean In Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn’s geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA’s Cassini mission. The implications with this are exciting. (more…)

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20Sep2015

GoPro Found Years After Falling From Edge Of Space – Top Footage

In 2013, after months of planning, a group of Stanford University students launched a GoPro camera attached to a weather balloon to the edge of space. Hopes were high of a good successful flight. (more…)

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