Archive of 2015 October

24Oct2015

Journey Through Spacetime

Believed to be at the center of every galaxy, black holes have insatiable appetites and their presence is responsible for the evolution of surrounding stars. (more…)

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24Oct2015

Nasa Predicts Near-Miss With Asteroid On Halloween

Trick or treat! I think we’re definitely in for a treat. Asteroid 2015 TB145  will fly past Earth at a safe distance slightly farther than the moon’s orbit For Australia closest approach is 1st November 2015  at 4am (EDT.) (more…)

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23Oct2015

Colonizing Mars Might Not Be Possible After All

In our past articles, we briefly mentioned Mars One, a not-for-profit Dutch company looking to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.Its a bold plan and comes with significant risk. (more…)

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23Oct2015

New UFO Detection And Tracking Program

A group of scientists and academics from around the world has launched a new effort called UFODATA, which stands for UFO Detection and Tracking, to apply some rigorous scientific research to the study of UFOs. (more…)

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22Oct2015

Rare Double Star System Death Throes Seen Before Exploding

An incredible stellar system has been found where two stars are so close that their surfaces are overlapping. Simply defying description, it is the hottest and most massive double star system ever seen. (more…)

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22Oct2015

The World’s Largest Amateur Telescope

A Utah man has set a record by building the world's largest amateur telescope, and he plans to travel the country to allow others to use it. This is simply called a 'Whopper'! (more…)

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22Oct2015

Will Obama Thwart NASA’s 2030’s Mars Landing Plans

The Obama administration stymied two separate projects initiated during the Bush administration designed to take humans to Mars. The Obama administration has now been accused hypocrisy. (more…)

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20Oct2015

Astronomy Teaches Simple Life Lessons

Tomorrow, and maybe into the wee hours of Thursday morning, we have a chance to witness a relatively rare occurrence — a triple conjunction of planets in triangular formation. John Peters reminisces: (more…)

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17Oct2015

The Weirdest Legal Claims in Outer Space

In January, A Quebec man named Sylvio Langvein walked into a courthouse in Canada and filed a suit declaring himself owner of the solar system planets , four of Jupiter’s moons, and the interplanetary space between. (more…)

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17Oct2015

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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17Oct2015

Sedna: Planet, Comet, or Both?

The last time the red-hued dwarf planet Sedna visited our part of the Solar System, the Earth was sunk deep in an Ice Age and woolly mammoths roamed the land.  Jean McKinney reports: (more…)

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16Oct2015

Lunar Refuelling Enroute To Mars

Routine human missions to Mars would be much more efficient if they first swung by Earth’s Moon to pick up fuel for the trip, a new MIT strategic engineering study concludes. (more…)

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16Oct2015

Fomalhaut Resembles Lord of Rings’ Eye Of Sauron

There's a prominent star, bright enough to be on a list of the brightest 20 in the night sky, but seldom spoken of because it keeps a solitary existence without other prominent stars nearby. (more…)

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16Oct2015

NASA To Develop First Space Shotgun To Blast Asteroids

As the part of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), American space agency NASA and Honeybee Robotics will work together to develop first ever space shotgun to blast asteroids. (more…)

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16Oct2015

NASA Plans Deep Sleep Voyage To Mars

A NASA-backed study is exploring an innovative way to bring humans to Mars: Putting the spaceship crew in a deep sleep while they travel to the Red Planet. (more…)

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16Oct2015

Fastest Rotating Star

The star is unusual not only because it rotates so fast, but also because it is moving away from its neighbouring stars around 30 km/sec. (more…)

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