Archive of 2017

31Dec2017

Space 2018: Biggest Missions and Rocket Launches

Next year is already overflowing with exciting missions to space. Its going to be a big year.  NASA is launching a new lander to Mars, as well as a spacecraft that will get closer to the Sun than ever before. (more…)

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29Dec2017

Who Gets to Own Outer Space?

Of all the great American undertakings of the 20th century, the most high-minded and romantic was the Apollo project. Americans first flew in space in May 1961, and, just over eight years later, they stood on the surface of another celestial body . (more…)

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29Dec2017

Get The Best From Your Christmas Telescope

Did you get a telescope for Christmas? Lucky you! The New Year in the west is great for sky gazers. The sky is full of bright stars, prominent constellations and fascinating celestial sights. (more…)

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29Dec2017

The First Astronomy Photograph In History January 2, 1839

Today, snapping a picture of the moon is one of the most popular ways to utilize a cell phone camera.  However, in the mid 1800′s a photo of the moon had never been taken. (more…)

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28Dec2017

Previously ‘Unseen’ Asteroid Set To Brush Past Earth

The space rock had been invisible to astronomers until Christmas Day when it was first identified. Now called asteroid 2017 YZ4, it will come past us between the Earth and the Moon at a distance of just 139,433 miles. (more…)

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22Dec2017

Make a Safe Sun Projector Using Binoculars

Make a safe Sun projector to watch solar eclipses with a pair of binoculars or a telescope. This is the simple and safe way to see what our nearest star really looks like. BUT please use caution at all times. (more…)

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21Dec2017

5 Upcoming Astronomy Events You Won’t Want To Miss

New Year skies create ideal conditions for stargazing. Many astronomical events will be visible right from your backyard without the use of a telescope. Here are five astronomy events to mark on your calendar this winter: (more…)

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21Dec2017

New Hypothesis Offers Alternative to Dark Matter

Dark matter has been the basis of what makes up most of the universe for years, or so we thought. It’s aptly named since we can’t see it anywhere, and we haven’t been able to prove it exists. (more…)

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20Dec2017

Water On Mars Absorbed Like A Sponge New Research Suggests

Two new Oxford University papers have shed light on why there is no life on Mars. When searching for life, scientists first look for an element key to sustaining it: the presence of fresh water. (more…)

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19Dec2017

Telescope Raffle Winner Drawn

The (Aust. wide ) raffle draw for the Dobsonian telescope package was made on Tuesday afternoon December 15. The first name drawn out from the many hundreds of entries was Robyn Clune from King Creek. NSW (more…)

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17Dec2017

Revealed: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find. Which was how the Pentagon wanted it. (more…)

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15Dec2017

Artificial Intelligence Uncovers 8th Planet Circling Distant Star

Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light years from Earth. (more…)

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13Dec2017

Usain Bolt, Sir David Attenborough Etc. New Star Constellations

 Now this is something I fully applaud! Astronomy experts have picked out a new set of constellations representing stars of sport, literature and science to encourage more youngsters to look up at the night sky. (more…)

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10Dec2017

Is Elon Musk Allowed To Send His Car To Mars?

After much fanfare, Elon Musk made it clear that he does plan to launch his Tesla Roadster to Mars on the Falcon Heavy next year — but questions remained over whether the mission is allowed. (more…)

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10Dec2017

NASA’s Plan To Retrieve First Ever Samples From Mars

NASA has unveiled its plan for its next Mars rover, “Mars 2020,” which will collect samples from the surface of the red planet and return them for scientists to study. Following is a transcript of the video. (more…)

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08Dec2017

Revealed! The Real Xmas Star Found – Double E-Book Offer

The 'Star of Bethlehem' is one of the most powerful symbols of Christianity. Was it purely a divine sign, or was it an astronomical event in its own right? The answer proved very simple. Read what was found! (more…)

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