Archive of 2017

21Aug2017

Measuring a Black Hole is as Simple as ABC

Black holes seem like these massive unquantifiable monstrosities, impossible to see or measure because not even light can escape their gravitational grasp.  They’ve been the environmental bad guy, so to speak, in everything fro

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17Aug2017

Lockheed Designs a Full-Scale Deep Space Habitat Prototype

Lockheed Martin, a global aerospace company in the private sector, is working on converting a pressurized multi-purpose logistics module (MPLM) to house humans. (more…)

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16Aug2017

Last Chance To Beam Your Message 20 Billion Km To Space

NASA has been collecting submissions via Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms for a 60 character message to send to the unmanned xVoyager 1 space craft. (more…)

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16Aug2017

What’s So Special About This Year’s Solar Eclipse

  If you live in the United States, then you have the opportunity to witness one of our planet’s most awe-inspiring sights on Monday, August 21st, 2017: a total solar eclipse. (more…)

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07Aug2017

Get Ready For The ‘Great American Eclipse’ – I’ll Be There!

On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow strip of land that stretches all the way across the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina and I intend to be there. (more…)

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07Aug2017

Voyager Still Reaching For The Stars After 40 Years

Humanity's farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier. (more…)

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06Aug2017

These Giant Telescopes Are Going To Change Astronomy

A new wave of truly gigantic telescopes is under construction, and will give astronomers the ability to learn more about our universe than ever before. This is the golden age of astronomy! (more…)

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06Aug2017

Australia Failing To Inspire And Retain Next Generation Of Scientists

Join the League of Nations or risk falling out of space — that’s the message to Australia from a top astrobiologist who played a key role in the Mars rover mission. We need to heed this advice! (more…)

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06Aug2017

Police Mistake Telescope For A Gun

Ahh, the good 'ole US of A. One more thing amateur astronomers might need to worry about besides clouds, bugs, and trying to fix equipment malfunctions in the dark – and this one’s a little more serious. (more…)

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06Aug2017

NASA Paying 6 Figures To Protect Earth From Aliens

The president's Twitter account that almost everyone in America has a job. Who, though, could resist at least considering a government job that involves protecting our planet against alien contamination? (more…)

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06Aug2017

No Telescope? No Problem

As hobbies go, astronomy has a tough reputation. Too hard and too expensive is what I often hear. People imagine the way to start is to buy a telescope. Wrong! (more…)

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06Aug2017

How Large Can Black Holes Be?

Thanks to a new study done with data from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, scientists will be re-thinking just how big a black hole can be. (more…)

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30Jul2017

Estimated 100 Billion Habitable Earth-Like Planets In The Milky Way

Astronomers at the University of Auckland claim that there are actually around 100 billion habitable, Earth-like planets in the Milky Way, much more than the previous estimate of around 17 billion. (more…)

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30Jul2017

Brightest Meteor Shower In The Recorded Human History

There is going to be a meteor shower on 12th of August, 2017. According to astronomers this will be the brightest shower in the recorded human history.Don't miss it! (more…)

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29Jul2017

Get Set For ‘Sky Stories’ 2017

A stargazing and Indigenous culture community event. Courtesy of Wauchope High School and CSU (Charles Sturt, Uni) - Hastings Secondary College - Port Macq. and Westport Campuses. This is our BIG astronomy event for 2017. (more…)

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28Jul2017

Breakthrough Starshot First Steps to The Stars

The smallest ever spacecraft have been put into orbit in what may be the first step towards the stars. Breakthrough Starshot is a plan to send man-made probes across the gulf of space to our nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri. (more…)

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