Archive of 2015 October

31Oct2015

Cassini Plunges Through Saturn Moon Enceladus’ Icy Spray

NASA's unmanned Cassini spacecraft has survived its closest-ever dive through the icy spray coming from Saturn's moon Enceladus. The probe skimmed 49 kilometres above the moon's southern polar region. (more…)

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31Oct2015

Extraordinary UFO Encounter In Western Australia

Introduction By Keith Basterfield This post presents details of what can only be described as an extraordinary close encounter, with photographs, and official intervention, near the base, at Exmouth, Western Australia, in 1992/1993. (more…)

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31Oct2015

Centaurs: The Solar system’s Most Mysterious Objects

Out beyond the orbit of Jupiter, centaurs roam – small objects that share could be planets, comets or asteroids. Or maybe a little of each. In this article Jane McKinney on these weird little guys! (more…)

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31Oct2015

The Biggest Thing In The Universe Shouldn’t Exist

What's the biggest known structure in the universe? Astronomers used to think it was a "filament" of galaxies known as the Sloan Great Wall. But recent research suggests a different structure is even bigger. (more…)

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31Oct2015

Astronauts Sleep In Padded Broom Closets & Velcro Their Heads

After months of intense training and a white-knuckled trip through the ozone layer at nine times the speed of a rifle bullet, you can bet that NASA astronauts need to bank some rest. (more…)

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29Oct2015

I Want To Have The First Baby On Mars

Maggie Lieu, who wants to have a baby on Mars, is among five Britons short-listed for an ambitious project to establish a colony on the planet. It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but its true. (more…)

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29Oct2015

Surprising Discovery Of Oxygen In Comet’s Atmosphere

The biggest surprise so far in the chemical analysis of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s atmosphere is the high proportion of oxygen molecules. This may overturn a lot of current theories (more…)

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29Oct2015

Black Hole Shows Amazing Flare

The baffling and strange behaviors of black holes have become somewhat less mysterious recently, with new observations from NASA’s Explorer missions Swift and Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. (more…)

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29Oct2015

NASA Moon Buggy Saved By Scrap Dealer

A prototype lunar rover that was sold to a scrapyard and reported by NASA to be lost has now been found and may be heading to auction. NASA have a history of sloppy inventory logging. (more…)

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28Oct2015

A ‘Triple Treat’ In The Morning Sky

What’s in the night sky this week? Glad you asked! There’s plenty, and a big surprise I’ll tell you about shortly! But first, armed with your binoculars, find a nice dark place away from the glare of the street lights. (more…)

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27Oct2015

US Astronaut Moon Watch Sells For $1.6 Million

An exceptionally rare watch worn by an American astronaut on the Moon which bears remnants of lunar material has sold for more than $1.6 million, a US auction house said Friday. (more…)

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27Oct2015

Space Booze, Anyone? This Comet Is Spewing Alcohol

It appears the solar system is ready to let loose a little bit. Scientists say a comet near the sun is giving off large amounts of alcohol. But this is more than just good news for those looking to whip up some space wine. (more…)

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27Oct2015

New Private Spaceflight Company Ready In 2017

Oct. 26, 2015 – World View, the commercial spaceflight company, has successfully completed a major milestone test flight this past weekend, keeping the company on track to meet its 2017 goal. (more…)

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25Oct2015

Study – Most Earth-Like Worlds Are Yet To Be Born

Since 2009, NASA has been using the Kepler space observatory to survey our region of the Milky Way in the hope of finding an Earth-like planet suitable for humans.It's put there - somewhere! (more…)

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24Oct2015

Aussies Detect White Dwarf Star Destroying Solar System

AN Aussie planet watcher has detected what can only be described as The Walking Dead of the astronomy world. Many strange objects have been found but this is massive destruction. (more…)

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24Oct2015

When Rocks First Fell From The Sky

On November 7, 1492, people around the Alsatian city of Ensisheim heard an explosion, accompanied by crashes of thunder. (more…)

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