Archive of 2015 November

29Nov2015

TWO Amazing Telescope Deals For Xmas

Two perfect packages for the beginner or experienced Astro-Nut. See the mountains on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, Jupiter and his moons, amazing nebula, stars and star clusters. (more…)

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29Nov2015

NASA’s Secret Europa Mission Under Wraps

In February, NASA announced that it was investing in a $2 billion mission to Europa — a tiny ice-like moon of Jupiter that is one of the most likely places for life beyond Earth. (more…)

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29Nov2015

Space Missions Have Major Effects On Astronauts’ Brains

NASA has announced that it plans to hire new astronauts for its Mars and Space Station missions. But before you fill out your application, bear in mind that space travel has serious downsides, especially for health.  (more…)

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29Nov2015

When A Black Hole Meets An Antimatter Black Hole

Destroying a black with rockets, shooting lasers at it, smashing planets into it, is not gonna work. Nothing like that would work, more interestingly whatever you throw at it will just make it bigger and angrier. (more…)

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29Nov2015

NASA Orders First Crewed Space-X Mission To Space Station

NASA has officially ordered its first commercial crew mission from private spaceflight company SpaceX. That means SpaceX has NASA's authority to proceed with the first crewed launch of the company's Crew Dragon capsule. (more…)

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28Nov2015

Our Generation Needs To Value Space Exploration

Scientist Bill Nye, better known as the “Science Guy,” recently made a guest appearance on the The Nightly Show and gushed about a new and important scientific discovery: flowing liquid water on Mars. (more…)

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28Nov2015

Quantum Teleportation Sets Distance Record

A record-breaking distance has been achieved in the bizarre world of quantum teleportation, scientists say. The scientists teleported photons (packets of light) across a spool of fibre optics 102 kilometres long. (more…)

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28Nov2015

Humanity’s Survival May Depend on Colonizing Mars

After decades of space exploration and countless movies on the subject, why exactly does Mars continue to inspire such high levels of cultural and scientific fascination? What is its fascination? (more…)

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27Nov2015

Jeff Bezos’ Rocket Blasts Off, Lands In One Piece

There was much whooping and popping of champagne corks at Amazon supremo Jeff Bezos' space outfit Blue Origin: the company's New Shepard rocket successfully performed a VTOL flight – a vertical takeoff and landing. (more…)

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26Nov2015

Mars May Become A Ringed Planet Someday

In a few tens of millions of years, the Red Planet may completely crush its innermost moon, Phobos, and form a ring of rocky debris, according to the new work. Phobos is moving closer to Mars every year. (more…)

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26Nov2015

There Will Be A Supernova In The Sky In 2016

According to astronomers working on the Hubble Space Telescope, a supernova will be visible in the sky in the first few months of 2016. The prediction is possible because astronomers first saw the star explode in 2014. (more…)

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26Nov2015

Frequently Asked Telescope Questions

It seems every week we hear stories from folk who have just bought a scope, or have had one for a long time and don't know how to set it up and use it properly. See if you can relate to these. (more…)

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26Nov2015

How to Photograph the Moon

There is something undeniably awe-inspiring about seeing the Moon’s battered and scarred surface in a telescope. For my money, it’s as impressive as the grand vastness of the Rocky Mountains. (more…)

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24Nov2015

Was Albert Einstein A Cheat And Fraud?

100 years ago, on 25 November 1915, Einstein published the gravitational field equations of general relativity, the so-called Einstein equations. Was Einstein a hoax and fraud? This article's claims will surprise you! (more…)

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22Nov2015

US And China Set Up ‘Space Hotline’

 Washington and Beijing have established an emergency “space hotline” to reduce the risk of accidental conflict. As fears grow of an orbital arms race, we welcome the new communications channel between the US and China. (more…)

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22Nov2015

Oops…How Do You Have Sex In Space?

The mile high club has nothing on sex in space. A fan recently asked Star Talk host and astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson what sex in space would be like, and the answer is not for the faint of heart. (more…)

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