Archive of 2016 September

30Sep2016

Radio Astronomy Takes The Aussie Spotlight

Australia, long a leader in radio astronomy, is maintaining its premier position with the world’s largest and most innovative radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). (more…)

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30Sep2016

NASA Kennedy Space Centre Sinking Into the Ocean

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is one of the space agency’s most valuable assets. The center sits on a sandbar worth $10.9 billion where it is the only place in the US where humans can launch into space. (more…)

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30Sep2016

Live TV Event – Rosetta Spacecraft Crash Into Comet 67P

After spending 12 lonely years traversing the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft is set to send its last transmissions home — before crash-landing onto the surface of a comet more than 700 million kilometres away from Earth. (more…)

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30Sep2016

Religion May Motivate Humanity’s Future Expansion into Space

It's been more than 40 years since a human stepped on another world, and the usual motivators — national pride, scientific discovery  and even profit — may not be enough. Instead, people may turn to religion, according to some experts. (more…)

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29Sep2016

6 Unmissable Celestial Events in October 2016

October 2016 has been described as the Month of Conjunctions, which will be coming thick and fast throughout the month and especially as seen from the southern hemisphere in general, and Australia in particular. (more…)

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28Sep2016

Stop The World And Let Me Off!

Have you ever wondered, why we don't feel earth's rotation? I mean, we’re all on this rock spinning, right? So why aren’t we all feeling giddy! (more…)

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28Sep2016

Astronomy As A Hobby

Beginners in amateur astronomy are faced with a number of different challenges. One of the most daunting is the choice of a telescope. (more…)

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27Sep2016

SpaceX’s Elon Musk To Unveil Mars Colonization Plan

Buzz is building for a long-awaited speech Elon Musk will deliver Tuesday outlining his ideas for how to establish a city on Mars within a decade. This will be an historic and groundbreaking event. (more…)

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27Sep2016

NASA Spots Possible Water On Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Scientists have seen what might be plumes of water vapour erupting out of the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, suggesting that its subsurface ocean could be probed without having to drill through miles of ice. (more…)

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27Sep2016

Amazing Fireball Lights Up Queensland Australia

A fireball, meteorite or piece of flaming space junk is believed to have crashed into the ocean just off the coast of central Queensland on Monday night with a sonic boom. Most people thought it was an earthquake. (more…)

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26Sep2016

China’s Giant Telescope “Discoveries Beyond Wildest Imagination”

China's 500-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) may help better understand the origin and structure of the universe and solve some long standing puzzles. (more…)

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25Sep2016

The 1995 Hubble Photo That Changed Astronomy

If you hold a pin at arm’s length up in the air, the head of the pin covers the amount of sky that appears in the Hubble Deep Field. The iconic 1995 image is crowded, not because it’s a broad swath of sky but because it’s a broad swath of time. (more…)

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25Sep2016

Hawking, Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner To Begin $100 Million Alien Hunt

Three of the world’s most influential men have started a joint mission to be the first to find alien life. They are Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner, physicist Stephen Hawking and facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg. (more…)

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25Sep2016

What is Behind Pakistan’s Flourishing Amateur Astronomy Scene?

If the Pakistani government can make the import of telescopes and related accessories relatively pain-free, a whole new generation of astronomy enthusiasts will crop up in the country. (more…)

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25Sep2016

National Geographic Live Presents…MARS: The Live Experience

Exploration has always been a defining feature of what it means to be human. Today this distinctly human trait is as strong as ever with the exploration of space at the forefront of our achievements. (more…)

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24Sep2016

Hunt for Moon Meteorites with Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden

Join our Saharan expedition searching for Moon meteorites with one of only 24 men who has been to the Moon! And you keep what you find! Steve Arnold star of Meteorite Men TV series is on the move! (more…)

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