Archive of 2016 October

30Oct2016

Sydney Moon Rock Aboriginal Site’s Astronomy Connection

A large Aboriginal site in bushland near Belrose in northern Sydney has been declared a significant Aboriginal Place, NSW Heritage Minister Mark Speakman announced on Wednesday. (more…)

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30Oct2016

Saturn’s Mysterious Hexagon Has Changed From Blue To Gold

It’s like nothing we’ve seen on any other planet in the entire Universe, and now the mysterious structure on Saturn’s north pole just got even weirder. In just four years, Saturn’s hexagon has changed its colour from blue to gold. (more…)

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30Oct2016

Astrophysicists Map The Milky Way

Scientists have created a detailed map of the Milky Way using two of the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescopes in Germany and Australia. This report from The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research. (more…)

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30Oct2016

Behold! The Birth Of Stellar Triplets

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have captured a stunningly clear, and rare image of stellar triplets still in their infancy and about five times the size of our solar system! (more…)

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30Oct2016

Could An Astronaut’s Corpse Bring New Life To Another World?

One day, it's bound to happen. An astronaut dies in space.  Maybe the death occurred en route to Mars. Maybe she was interstellar, on board solo spacecraft. Or maybe the body was thrust out an airlock, a burial at space. (more…)

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30Oct2016

Parkes Radio Telescope Turns 55

Our Parkes radio telescope has been in operation for 55 years. Thanks to regular upgrades, it continues to be at the forefront of discovery and a vital part of the Australia Telescope National Facility. (more…)

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29Oct2016

NASA’s Warning About ‘Fifteen Days of Darkness on Earth’

Oh dear, rumors about the 15 days of darkness this November are spreading. However, experts say these are just rumors and that there are more realistic celestial extravaganza in the coming months. (more…)

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29Oct2016

The “Great Attractor”

Astronomers have known for years that something's pulling our Milky Way and tens of thousands of other galaxies toward it at breakneck speed. (more…)

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29Oct2016

Who Was Galileo??

Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei provided a number of scientific insights that laid the foundation for future scientists and a tool to work with. (more…)

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29Oct2016

NASA’s Jupiter Probe Back in Action After Glitch

NASA's Juno spacecraft has bounced back from the glitch that prevented it from gathering any data during its flyby of Jupiter last week. Juno went into a protective "safe mode" on Oct. 19, on its second-ever close flyby of the giant planet. (more…)

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29Oct2016

The Martians Are Coming—And They’re Human

In the upcoming Hollywood movie, The Space Between Us, a child is born to an American astronaut on Mars. The mother dies in childbirth, but the baby survives, and is raised by a small colony of astronauts on Mars. (more…)

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25Oct2016

Buzz Aldrin In Australia – Ticket Prices REDUCED!!!!

HURRY AND SECURE YOUR TICKETS NOW Many believe that Mars represents our future and eventual survival of the human race. Human exploration and a permanent presence on Mars is now a realistic objective for humankind. (more…)

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25Oct2016

Elon Musk, SpaceX: Mars Colony Vision Finally Unveiled

When the world needs a plan for the future, there’s arguably no better person to turn to than Elon Musk. He's a visionary with the capacity to achieve what he sets out to do. (more…)

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24Oct2016

Hunt For Elusive Planet Nine could Solve Solar System Mystery

The hunt for the elusive Planet Nine could be over within 16 months, according to one of the scientists who first predicted its existence. The mammoth celestial body has so far escaped our detection. (more…)

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23Oct2016

The Man Who Would Sell You Mars

Dr. Philip Davies bought his first telescope in 2010, during the post-Christmas sales. Davies, a 43-year-old family doctor from Hampshire, England, positioned the Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 Mini Dobsonian on his desk. (more…)

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23Oct2016

The Universe Is Expanding At An Accelerating Rate — Or Is It?

Five years ago, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three astronomers for their discovery, in the late 1990s, that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace. It was BIG news! (more…)

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