Archive of 2017

24Jun2017

Designer Of The Segmented Telescope, Dies at 73

Jerry Nelson, who conceived of the design for the segmented telescope, which allowed scientists to peer farther into the universe than ever before, died on June 10 at his home in Santa Cruz, Calif. He was 73. (more…)

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23Jun2017

Elon Musk Wants Mars Trip Cheaper Than A College Degree

A new paper has been published detailing a plan to reduce the costs of going to Mars. While the plan is an ambitious one, it makes a lot of sense as far as the colonization of the Red Planet is concerned. (more…)

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23Jun2017

How To Backup Life On Earth Ahead Of A Doomsday Event

There are literally ten asteroids that the space organisation NASA have been classified as “potentially hazardous” based on their size and their orbits in our Solar system. Ten causes to worry about! (more…)

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18Jun2017

Niribu Planet Is Not Real Despite Internet Conspiracy

Question: There is a lot on the internet about the planet Nibiru. Since you seem to enjoy investigating weird things, I was hoping you could dig a little deeper to see if any of it holds water or is B/S. (more…)

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18Jun2017

How Would A Fidget Spinner Spin In Space?

We all know that NASA and other space agencies around the world want us to boldly adventure into the solar system, and send people and robotic explorers deep into our cosmic neighbourhood.  (more…)

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18Jun2017

What? KFC Is Sending A Chicken Sandwich To Space!

It had to happen simply because space offers an unprecedented financial opportunity. But, privatization of space exploration has had the unintended consequence of opening it up to frivolous PR stunts. (more…)

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18Jun2017

Scientists Astonished By ‘Spooky’ Discovery In Space

Einstein's phrase “spooky action at a distance” has become a reality. An utterly bizarre and incredible phenomenon has just occurred here on Earth from space, and it could change communications forever. (more…)

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18Jun2017

China To Send People To Live On Asteroids And Mine Them

The Chinese government plans to find, catch and land on an asteroid – before mining and even living on it. Beijing hopes to be able to collect the precious and rare materials that are thought to be inside of many asteroids. (more…)

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18Jun2017

China Simulates Extended Moon Stays Amid Space Drive

China is testing the ability for future astronauts to stay on the Moon for extended periods, as Beijing accelerates its space program and looks to put people on the surface of the Moon within the next two decades. (more…)

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18Jun2017

What Sign Are You?

So, You Think You Know Your Star Sign? Every year the Sun passes in front of the most famous constellations in the sky: Scorpius, Pisces, Virgo, Leo. (more…)

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18Jun2017

Teaching Kids About Stars

When teaching children about stars, make your lessons  interactive as possible. Astronomy book courses aren't enough to do the job. (more…)

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18Jun2017

The Universe Will Eventually Vanish

  It an age old question, how and when will the universe end. Scientists have outlined a test for "vanishing dimensions" hypothesis, which, if proven, would address major problems in particle physics. (more…)

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18Jun2017

Some Big Things In The Universe.

Let's talk a little for a moment about sizes. Do you think the pyramids are big? How about Sears Tower? Both are nothing compared to Mt. Everest. (more…)

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18Jun2017

Secrets of Deep-Sky Observing

You're sure that you've finally got your telescope aimed at the position of the object of your desire. You're keen as mustard to get started. (more…)

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17Jun2017

Area Stargazers Mourn Loss Of One Of Their Brethren

Let me tell you about the wonderful bond that weaves between the friendships of amateur astronomers around the world.This is a touching and true story from our US correspondent Mark Marquette. (more…)

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16Jun2017

Anniversary – The First Woman In Space

Born in 1937, Tereshkova was a textile worker from a small village in the far west of Russia.  Tereshkova never yearned to go into space, she left school early to support her family. (more…)

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