Archive of 2016 March

26Mar2016

Solar Storms trigger Jupiter’s “Northern Lights”

New research finds solar storms trigger Jupiter’s “northern lights” by generating a new X-ray aurora that is eight times brighter than normal and hundreds of times more energetic than Earth’s aurora borealis. (more…)

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26Mar2016

Bulldozers On The Moon

In his article our contributor H. C. Petley examines a very interesting concept. Who will put the first bulldozer on The Moon? When will this happen? What will it look like? How will the machine be powered? (more…)

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20Mar2016

My Indonesian Voyage For The 2016 Total Solar Eclipse

Along with myself and many thousands more,  Skygazers thronged to Indonesia hoping to see a total solar eclipse — and most were rewarded with breathtaking views of the 2016 Total Solar eclipse. (more…)

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20Mar2016

Two Historic Comets To Zoom By Earth This Week!

Two comets will zoom by Earth this week within a few million kilometres, a close shave, astronomically speaking and many astronomers hope the double fly-by will tell them whether the celestial bodies were once one. (more…)

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20Mar2016

International Space Travel Regulations Within Five Years

Commercial space travel remains more of a capitalist fantasy than a day-to-day reality, but orbital holidays and meteorite mining feel inevitable. The technology is no longer generations away. (more…)

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20Mar2016

Nasa Needs To Go Back To The Moon Before Mars

While Nasa says the first manned trip to Mars could take place as early as 2035, the second man to walk on the moon has urged them to wait.  Buzz Aldrin told the Daily Mail recently. (more…)

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18Mar2016

Starting In Astro-Photography

If you thought buying a telescope was confusing and complicated, then moving on to astrophotography can be even worse. Its a modern technology now and provides endless opportunities. (more…)

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16Mar2016

A Quickie Guide To Backyard Astronomy

You might be put off by the cost of telescopes, or the amount of research you have to do to navigate the sky. But astronomy for beginners doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. (more…)

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14Mar2016

Radiation Danger To Future Mars Crews

Of all the hazards facing a human mission to Mars — something NASA and countless space buffs would love to see — the hardest to solve is the radiation that saturates interplanetary space. (more…)

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14Mar2016

Oceans May Be Common on Rocky Alien Planets

Every rocky planet likely develops a liquid-water ocean shortly after forming, suggesting that potentially habitable alien worlds may be very common throughout the universe. (more…)

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12Mar2016

How Our Hungry Galaxy Ate Another

No need to be alarmed but our galaxy is hungry and has been caught feasting on another galaxy.In fact, galactic cannibalism is prevalent throughout the Universe as we've seen. (more…)

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12Mar2016

Richard Branson’s Big Plans For Virgin Galactic

Sir Richard Branson unveiled Virgin Galactic's newest space plane, Unity with much fanfare: He stood up in the sunroof of a Land Rover as the car rolled the ship into the hangar here at the Mojave Air and Space Port. (more…)

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11Mar2016

Rocket Man: The Legacy of Wernher von Braun

Beginning in September 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, a team of about a hundred rocket scientists and engineers, led by Wernher von Braun, was spirited out of Germany. (more…)

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10Mar2016

Texas-Size Solar Sail To The Stars

The first-ever interstellar probe may cruise through space like a boat through the ocean, propelled swiftly by super-focused light beamed onto a sail the size of Texas. (more…)

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09Mar2016

Aliens Are Silent Because They’re Extinct

Life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly, according to astrobiologists from The Australian National University (ANU). To coin a phrase, "Where is everybody?" (more…)

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08Mar2016

Is The Man In The Moon Real?

Many of us see a man in the moon-a human face smiling down at us from the lunar surface. The "face," of course, is just an illusion, shaped by the dark splotches of lunar maria. (more…)

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