Archive of 2015 December

31Dec2015

Dark Matter Mystery

Why are 400 Stars Moving As If There's Nothing There? The theory of dark matter took decades to take hold in astronomy, and no wonder. (more…)

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31Dec2015

Strong Solar Storm To Hit Earth New Year’s Eve – Aurora Possible

A massive solar eruption is about to hit Earth, and the resulting northern lights could be spectacular just before New Year's Eve for those in the right latitudes.   (more…)

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28Dec2015

JWST Update – With Project Scientist Pierre Ferruit

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to be launched in October 2018, is expected to yield important scientific breakthroughs in our quest to understand the universe and our origins. (more…)

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28Dec2015

HaltIing Solar Eruptions Before They Blast Into Space

Among the most feared events in space physics are solar eruptions, massive explosions that hurl millions of tons of plasma gas and radiation into space. These outbursts can be deadly. (more…)

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28Dec2015

Aliens, Moon Bases: What Else Is NASA “Hiding”?

For those who spend any time around NASA public affairs specialists, they'll eventually get the eye roll. It comes when someone inquires about aliens or faked moon landings or all manner of other nonsense. (more…)

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27Dec2015

2015 – The Year In Space

Here's a list of the top 11, mind-blowing space events of 2015 I could remember.  Check out the list below and then head to their websites to read more and maybe add some more yourself. (more…)

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27Dec2015

CSIRO TelescopeTakes Temperature of Universe

 Using the CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array near Narrabri, NSW, an international team from Sweden, France, Germany and Australia has measured the Universe's temperature. (more…)

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27Dec2015

NASA’s 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Actually Works!

NASA has been developing the technology to 3D-print an entire rocket engine, and it recently tested a collection of parts already made. The successful rocket firing is a fiery proof of the future of this technology. (more…)

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26Dec2015

Now You Can Travel To Mars …Virtually

The year 2016 is set to be a big one for virtual reality, with the likes of Oculus, HTC, and Sony all releasing VR headsets over the next 12 months. Get set to have your head read...virtually! (more…)

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26Dec2015

5 Out Of This World Questions

Astronomy pages like mine get a lot of questions. Sometimes they're even about space. I love getting new questions and hearing what people are curious about so, here we go! (more…)

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23Dec2015

New Horizons’ Findings Shape Understanding Pluto And Moons

Five months after NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto to take the first images and measurements of this icy world, knowledge about this distant system continues to unfold. (more…)

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23Dec2015

SpaceX Makes History Lands Falcon 9 Rocket Back On Earth

IN a historic first, SpaceX successfully landed its powerful Falcon 9 rocket back on earth. The feat is a major milestone in the drive to cut costs and waste by making rockets as reusable as airplanes. (more…)

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22Dec2015

The Man Who Killed Pluto

Mike Brown is the ultimate Terminator. He has become famous for killing Pluto – remember that ex-planet that came after Neptune. (more…)

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22Dec2015

How Big Can A Black Hole Grow?

Black holes at the heart of galaxies could swell to 50 billion times the mass of the Sun before losing the discs of gas they rely on to sustain themselves, according to research at the University of Leicester. (more…)

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22Dec2015

Asteroid Made of $5 Trillion Worth of Platinum

An asteroid, UW158, which recently zoomed past Earth, is made of a staggering $5 trillion dollars in platinum and presents significant potential for asteroid mining. (more…)

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22Dec2015

Space Travel Offered By First UK Holiday Booking Website

“Out of this world” flights, offered by XCOR Space Expeditions, are now being sold on the Kayak website, departing from either the spaceport in California’s Mojave Desert or the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. (more…)

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