Archive of 2015 September

20Sep2015

Australia’s Perth Observatory Still Going Strong

In a land not all that far away lies an incredible piece of Australian space history. The Perth Observatory is Western Australia’s oldest observatory, opening in Kings Park 119 years ago. (more…)

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19Sep2015

To The Stars Through Doctor Who

A horror story worthy of fictional monsters is the current American trend of the lack of young people interested in science.What has gone wrong and for how long? Maybe the trend is reversible! (more…)

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18Sep2015

Touch The Edge Of Space In A World View Balloon

World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has updated its pricing policy to allow payloads of any size to share space on World View flights. The costs savings here are enormous. (more…)

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18Sep2015

Two Black Holes To Collide Sooner Than Predicted

A recent study providing a new support for the converging black holes in the Virgo constellation has suggested that the crash is expected to take place in 100,000 years, far sooner than previously predicted. (more…)

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18Sep2015

Pluto ‘Wows’ in Spectacular New Backlit Panorama

Pluto’s Majestic Mountains, Frozen Plains and Foggy Hazes: Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun. (more…)

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17Sep2015

Aliens May Not Be All That Intellectual – Study

Perhaps we should breathe a sigh of relief - super-advanced aliens with the ability to harness the power of whole galaxies do not appear to exist, that is at least in our corner of the universe. (more…)

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17Sep2015

Scoping Out Antares In The September Skies

Bright reddish Antares, also known as Alpha Scorpii, is easy to spot. It is the brightest star, distinctly reddish in colour, in the fishhook-shaped pattern of stars known as the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. (more…)

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15Sep2015

Warning! Warning! 50th Anniversary ‘Lost in Space’

  Fifty years after the CBS sci-fi series "Lost in Space" blasted into orbit on Sept. 15, 1965, the show's five surviving stars are still very close. Its one of the best known TV programs in history. (more…)

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14Sep2015

Model Rocketry – Meet Our New Sponsors

Educational Model Rocket Kits & Bulk Packs Are you into rocketry..or wanna be? Maybe like me you built a few models as a kid but now want more! Check out these model rocket kits and great rocketry information from our new sponsors. (more…)

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14Sep2015

Elon Musk Wants To Nuke Mars To Make It More Like Home

Billionaire electric car, battery and rocketry tycoon Elon Musk has suggested that humanity should nuke Mars before we try to move there. What? Is he serious? You bet but he might have a point. (more…)

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14Sep2015

Tom Cruise Joins Doug Liman’s Space Thriller Luna Park

Tom Cruise  reunites with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman on a new science-fiction movie, Luna Park, centring on a group of renegade space scientists vying to secure a power source from the moon. (more…)

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13Sep2015

NASA’s Europa Mission May Land On Moon’s Ocean

NASA's upcoming mission to Europa may actually touch down on the potentially life-harbouring Jupiter moon. Its one of the earlier great NASA projects to survive cancellation or cut backs. (more…)

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12Sep2015

Stunning New Images of Pluto Just Downloaded

In July, NASA's New Horizons mission gave us our first real look at Pluto. Those pictures were amazing -- but they've just been outdone. This mission has exceeded everyone's expectations! (more…)

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10Sep2015

Using Stellar ‘Twins’ To Reach Outer Galaxy Limits

Astronomers from the University of Cambridge, UK, have developed a new, highly accurate method of measuring the distances between stars, which could be used to measure the size of the galaxy. (more…)

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10Sep2015

Street Corner Stargazing With Cap In Hand

Its here! Join Sidewalk Astronomers around the world in this celebration of the sun by taking to the sidewalks, street corners, parks, libraries or any public place and setup solar scopes. (more…)

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10Sep2015

A Glass For Enjoying Whisky While Floating in Space

 When space tourism finally takes off and the rich and famous head off for a holiday in orbit as easily as on the Riviera, they may want to sip something stronger than Tang as they gaze down at Earth. (more…)

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