Archive of 2016 June

24Jun2016

A Burial Plot For The International Space Station

Sometime in the next 10 years or so, ISS will be deorbited into a remote area of the Earth's surface. Most experts expect that location will be the South Pacific Ocean. The specific area is well-known as the "Spacecraft Cemetery." (more…)

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24Jun2016

It Looks Like Pluto Has a Liquid Water Ocean

For a frigid little space rock at the ass-end of the solar system, Pluto is full surprises. Ice volcanoes, hazy skies, vast plains of churning nitrogen, what’s next? Just maybe, a subsurface ocean. (more…)

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24Jun2016

NASA Extends Hubble Space Telescope Operations To 2021

When the Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit in 1990, the observatory promised to provide dazzling and unprecedented views of space that would rewrite humans' understanding of the cosmos. (more…)

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23Jun2016

Hundreds Of Events Worldwide For Asteroid Day 2016

What began as a passion of a handful of individuals, a musician, filmmaker, technologist, scientist and astronaut, has become a global movement by thousands to increase awareness and education about asteroids. (more…)

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21Jun2016

Classic Sci-Fi Movie Posters Just $4.00 each

A4 Reproduction prints of a classic Sci-Fi movie posters These colour reproductions are posters of "hard to find" original classic sci-fi movies that we all grew up loving to watch. Classics from the 1950's & 60's. (more…)

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21Jun2016

Telescope Tune-Up Time

Your scope may be modest, but don’t let that prevent you from using it! An inexpensive telescope that gets used,even infrequently, is superior to a premium scope that sits in storage. (more…)

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19Jun2016

What are White Holes?

White holes are one of the most interesting concepts in math. Maybe you’ve heard of them or perhaps this is your first time. Let’s answer the question what are white holes? Let's examine this mystery. (more…)

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19Jun2016

NASA Just Confirmed That Earth Has A New Moon

One is the loneliest number, especially when you are a single moon circling the planet full of humans. But let’s not lose hope here because NASA just announced that there might be a second moon come to keep you company. (more…)

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19Jun2016

Andromeda And Milky Way Galaxies Are Already Touching

The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy won’t collide for next 4 billion years. But but a recent discovery of a massive halo of hot gas close to Andromeda Galaxy may mean that our galaxies are already touching. (more…)

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19Jun2016

NASA Sent Legos Called ‘Legonauts’ To Burn In Jupiter

Three Lego mini figures called "Legonauts" are Jupiter-bound aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft.  The legonauts hitched hiked the Juno spacecraft not just for fun, buta also in the name of science. (more…)

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18Jun2016

Astronaut Tim Peake Facing Six-Minute ‘Blast Furnace’ Ride Home

British astronaut Tim Peake will end his six-month trip into space when he returns to earth tomorrow but his health may be affected for much longer. It's gonna be one hell of a ride! (more…)

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18Jun2016

Double Black Hole Collision Spotted By Gravitational Wave Detector

Distortions in the fabric of space-time, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, have been directly detected for the second time. In this cutting edge' article we examine this amazing find. (more…)

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18Jun2016

What Do the Stars Look Like from Mars?

"Twinkle Twinkle little star..." Nope, you can't say that on the red planet for a very good reason. If you could look up at the night sky from the surface of Mars, what would you see? (more…)

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18Jun2016

Parkes Telescope Detects Key Feature Of Life Outside Solar System

The breakthrough is expected to help scientists solve one of the greatest mysteries in biology – the origin of homochirality – and offer insights into what we can expect from life throughout the universe. (more…)

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17Jun2016

Ancient Greek Astronomy Computer Deciphered

When you're trying to fathom a mangled relic of very old hi-tech, it helps to have the manufacturer's instructions.This form of astronomy has developed to be called 'Archaeo-astronomy.' (more…)

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17Jun2016

The Making Of India’s Space Shuttle – The inside Story

In an unassuming hangar near a fishing village in Kerala in southern India, the efforts of more than 600 scientists over the last five years have converged together to provide India with one of the nation’s most notable efforts in its space exploration efforts. (more…)

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