Archive of 2015 November

22Nov2015

A Few Top Astronomy Apps

You don’t need a high powered telescope to explore the starry skies. Amateur astronomers can learn the difference between nebula and constellation. (more…)

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22Nov2015

NASA Unveils Shiny New Coat For Its Orion Spacecraft

NASA on Thursday evening released conceptual images of its Orion spacecraft featuring a new, metallic-based coating that will protect the vehicle both in orbit and during its fiery return to Earth. (more…)

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22Nov2015

Voyager Golden Record Images Sent To Depict Earth To Aliens

In 1977, Nasa launched the Voyager probes into space, in an effort to learn more about the distant planets of Jupiter and Saturn. It studied the weather, magnetic fields, and rings of the two planets. (more…)

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21Nov2015

Review – Central DS Canon 5D Mark III CCD System

A major breakthrough in Astrophotographic CCD technology !! Cris Ellis from the Melbourne based business Astronomy Alive is literally 'Over The Moon' about this product! (more…)

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21Nov2015

Telescope To Look Back To The Beginning Of Time

We may be able to see the dawn of the universe by 2022. Construction on the next generation of super-massive telescopes has begun with the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). Get set to enter the future! (more…)

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21Nov2015

Watch a Black Hole Eat Its Dinner

Don't ask me to pick up the tab for S5 0716+71, no way can I afford its voracious appetite. With no warning, this otherwise fastidious and faint stellar pinpoint in the circumpolar constellation Camelopardalis brightened! (more…)

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20Nov2015

Our Stunning November Skies

 Well, with Christmas so close we begin to anticipate the clear, balmy night skies once again, remembering what is was like last year at this time.Almost perfect, clear skies and mild temps. BBQ weather! (more…)

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20Nov2015

Here’s What It Takes To Become A Space Voyager

I was teaching a third-period science class on April 12, 2004, when I got the phone call from NASA I’ll never forget. Soon I’d relocated to the Johnson Space Center, to begin training to become an astronaut. (more…)

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19Nov2015

Most Earth-Like Planet Uninhabitable Due To Radiation

The most Earth-like planet could have been made uninhabitable by vast quantities of radiation, new research led by the University of Warwick has found. It's all about solar power! (more…)

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19Nov2015

Astronomers Catch New ‘Baby’ PLanet In Formation

Scientists scanning the galaxy have spotted big planets and small ones, rocky planets and gassy planets, freezing planets and hellishly hot ones. Now astronomers have strong new evidence of yet another kind of world. (more…)

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18Nov2015

Think About Asteroids As Gas Stations In Space

Asteroids are space rocks orbiting our sun that don't quite make the grade as planets. There are millions of them in the solar system, most of which make up the asteroid belt, a zone between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. (more…)

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17Nov2015

Voyager – Interstellar Mission To The Stars & Beyond

A couple of years ago, while the eyes of earthbound observers were riveted on the Martian images captured by the Curiosity Rover, NASA’s venerable Voyager 1 space probe quietly achieved a stunning goal. (more…)

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17Nov2015

Why We Don’t We Feel Earth Rotating

It probably will not come as a surprise if told you that our planet, with its atmosphere and everything on it, is continuously spinning. Its simple but puzzling. (more…)

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15Nov2015

Our Moon Would Be A Planet Under New Definition

When is the moon not a moon? If a new proposal for defining planethood is adopted, the moon could be considered a planet in its own right.The meaning of the word “planet” has been a sore point since 2006. (more…)

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15Nov2015

Citizen Astronomers Beat Computers Finding The Weird

Unusual distant star light patterns have puzzled astronomers in recent weeks giving rise to some out-of-the-box theories, including the idea that telescopes are looking at ancient alien "megastructures" in orbit to capture energy. (more…)

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15Nov2015

Get Your Pickaxe Ready, Space Mining Might Be Legal Very Soon

The United States Senate has given the go-ahead to space mining. Earlier this week, in a bold move, the Senate has only just passed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act . (more…)

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