Archive of 2016 May

21May2016

Plants Grown In Martian And Lunar Soil By Researchers

Establishing a human colony on the Moon and travelling to Mars has been the stuff of dreams since the dawn of the space age. But as expected these visions face many hurdles. (more…)

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21May2016

Australian Astronomers Stellar Mystery Deepens

Using recent advancements in Australian telescope technology, a Monash University-led research team has made an unexpected discovery that a large group of stars are dying prematurely, challenging our accepted view of stellar evolution. (more…)

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20May2016

Clues To Ancient Giant Asteroid Found In Australia

In a well planned archeo-astronomical investigation, scientists have found evidence of a huge asteroid that struck the Earth early in its life with an impact larger than anything humans have experienced. (more…)

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20May2016

100,000 Orbits! Space Station Hits Cosmic Milestone

The International Space Station (ISS) completed its 100,000th orbit of Earth early Monday morning (May 16), NASA officials said. Its the most complex international scientific and engineering project in history. (more…)

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20May2016

NASA’s ‘Suspended Animation’ Chamber For Space Travel

NASA is planning to plough up to $500,000 dollars into a scheme to develop a hibernation chamber which will put humans to sleep for up to 14 days. (more…)

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20May2016

Hunting For Hidden Life On Worlds Orbiting Old, Red Stars

Searching vast cosmic communities like real estate agents rifling through listings, Cornell astronomers now hunt through time and space for habitable exoplanets – planets beyond our own solar system. (more…)

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20May2016

Buzz Aldrin Says NASA Is Going About Mars Exploration Wrong Way

Of all the Apollo astronauts that walked on the Moon, none has made more of his fame or reignited interest in America's space programvthan Buzz Aldrin, who followed Neil Armstrong onto the lunar surface in 1969. (more…)

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20May2016

Faintest Early-Universe Galaxy Ever, Detected And Confirmed

An international team of scientists has detected and confirmed the faintest early-Universe galaxy ever using the W. M. Keck Observatory on the summit on Maunakea, Hawaii. (more…)

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19May2016

UFO Over Australia Really Is a Weather Balloon

Australians looking to the skies in the coming months may see an unidentified flying object above the Land Down Under. Sightings like these are usually explained away as experimental aircraft, blurry video and weather balloons. (more…)

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17May2016

Martians, Canals and Us

  Our fascination with Mars spans centuries Warring aliens, imperiled princesses and parched desert canals, a vision of the Red Planet still lingering today. And it returned to movie screens awhile back when John Carter tantalised us in theatres. (more…)

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17May2016

The Last Man On The Moon

When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now, forty years later, he is ready to share his epic but deeply personal story.                                   (more…)

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15May2016

Australia’s First Payload To International Space Station

At just 23, Solange Cunin is making space history. She is the driving force behind Australia's first payload to the Space Station. And the aerospace engineering student is making her mark with the help of hundreds of NSW high school students. (more…)

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15May2016

13 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

What time is it?Good question huh, but you may not realise that time is a man made invention- the Universe doesn't recognise time. Time is what we invented to prevent everything happening at the same time....sort of. (more…)

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14May2016

Don’t Talk To Aliens, Warns Stephen Hawking (VIDEO)

The aliens are out there and Earth had better watch out, at least according to Stephen Hawking. He has suggested that E.T. is almost certain to exist — but that instead of seeking them out, humanity should be doing eveerything to avoid any contact. (more…)

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14May2016

Will Babies Born in Space Feel Homesick for the Earth?

An interview with Nitin Arora, one of the engineers who helped design the Kalpana One space colony. It’s a constant possibility that an asteroid in the right place could leave Earth uninhabitable to humans. (more…)

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14May2016

Early Earth’s air was less than half as thick as it is today

Scientists thought they had an explanation for the so-called 'faint young sun paradox' in our solar system's early history. But new research could turn that solution on its head. (more…)

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