Archive of 2016 September

23Sep2016

Introducing the Daily Minor Planet Asteroid Newspaper

Have you ever wondered what piece of cosmic debris is whizzing past the Earth right now? Do you crave up-to-the-minute information about asteroids large and small? Well you're in luck because today you can subscribe to a new service. (more…)

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23Sep2016

Jupiter’s North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered In Solar System

NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole, taken during the spacecraft's first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The mission has benn 100% textbook so far! (more…)

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23Sep2016

Government Should Offer Very Large Prize For Mars Samples

NASA is no longer the highly funded juggernaut that it once was, and now private companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin are becoming more and more important in the development of spacefaring technology. (more…)

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23Sep2016

Ninth Planet Hunt Reveals New Distant Solar System Objects

In the race to discover a proposed ninth planet in our Solar System, Carnegie’s Scott Sheppard and Chadwick Trujillo of Northern Arizona University have observed several never-before-seen objects at extreme distances from the Sun. (more…)

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23Sep2016

Who Will Buy the International Space Station?

As early as 2023, or 2024 at the latest, Russia intends to abandon the International Space Station. They're taking their half of the station when they go. That leaves America and its astronauts in somewhat of a bind. (more…)

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22Sep2016

Studies Find Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars

Supermassive black holes, with their immense gravitational pull, are notoriously good at clearing out their immediate surroundings by eating nearby objects.We can now test gravity in a regime that until recently belonged to science fiction (more…)

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22Sep2016

Yes, We Can Build Industry in Space – But Should Start Now

 In a lengthy proposal just released, former NASA researcher and University professor Dr. Phil Metzger argues that the development of a mining and manufacturing supply chain in space is both plausible and beneficial. (more…)

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21Sep2016

Bad News: Your Star Sign Probably Just Changed Entirely

First 'The Bachelor' result, and now this? We need to lay down. If you're someone who lives, eats and breathes via their star sign, hoo boy, do we have some potentially earth-shattering news for you. (more…)

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19Sep2016

Kids Astronomy Resources

Want to help kids find their way around the night sky? NASA resources are a quick and easy way to get them going, and there's lots on offer!. (more…)

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19Sep2016

Earth’s Other Moons

Earth usually has more than one moon, according to a team of astronomers from the University of Helsinki, Paris  and University of Hawaii at Manoa. (more…)

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18Sep2016

Second Largest Meteorite Found in Argentina

T The second-largest meteorite ever found has been exhumed outside the small Argentinian town of Gancedo. The 30-ton rock, named after the town, was discovered on September 10 this year. (more…)

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18Sep2016

China Launches Tiangong-2 Space Lab to Prep for Space Station

China has launched its second-ever space lab, a key part of the nation's plan to have a permanently staffed space station up and running by the early 2020s. (more…)

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18Sep2016

Clinton Supports Human Mars Exploration

At last we have a directive. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she supports plans to send humans to Mars, a central theme of the current administration’s civil space policy. (more…)

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18Sep2016

How Genius Elon Musk Will Give Free WiFi To The Entire Planet

The same guy who invented PayPal, created the Tesla Cars, plans to create “SolarCities” and developed cars that will make money for you when you don’t use them, has ANOTHER brilliant idea. (more…)

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18Sep2016

The Hunt for Vulcan -The ‘Invisible Planet’

Isaac Newton set it up for Albert Einstein: he calculated a system of heavenly motion that governed the entire cosmos. He then added a challenge: a theory, he wrote “that agrees exactly with exact astronomical observations cannot fail to be true.” (more…)

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18Sep2016

Q&A: The Pope’s Astronomer On Faith, Science and Aliens

Why is the Pope's astronomer here in New Zealand? And why is he talking about aliens, of all things? And why is he on Great Barrier Island, of all places, and talking about aliens, of all things? (more…)

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