Archive of 2017 January

31Jan2017

Fishing By The Moon Phases – Increase Your Catch!

Every fisherman dreams of a bigger catch! Is it possible to know beforehand when you should plan a trip to enjoy some fishing, catch more than usual, and come home feeling 100% satisfied? Mike Anderson shows how. (more…)

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30Jan2017

The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster 31 Years On

It was 31 years ago this week (January 29) that the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded. Most people still remember it vividly. In  schools across America kids were all gathered around TVs to watch the launch. (more…)

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29Jan2017

Finding On Faster Than Expected Expansion Of The Universe

By using galaxies as giant gravitational lenses, an international group of astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have made an independent measurement of how fast the Universe is expanding. (more…)

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29Jan2017

Private Space Station Coming Soon?

Work is underway to build the world's first private, international commercial space station, a complex that would serve a global community of sovereign and private astronauts. (more…)

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29Jan2017

NASA Releases First Results From ‘Year In Space’ Twin Study

Astronaut Scott Kelly captivated minds when he departed Earth in March 2015, bound for a yearlong stay at the International Space Station. He was up there to answer a few very important decisions for our future. (more…)

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29Jan2017

Apollo 14 – A Unique Moon Mission

When ranking the six Moon landings by our great nation more than 45 years ago, Apollo 14 ranks probably at the bottom for interest and discovery. here contributor mark marquette explains: (more…)

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29Jan2017

A New Test for Life On Other Planets

On an otherworldly landscape in Mono Lake, California, scientists have tested, using a simple chemistry process, a new method for potentially detecting chemical signatures of life on another planet. (more…)

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25Jan2017

Rare Meteorites Challenge Our Understanding of the Solar System

Researchers have discovered minerals from 43 meteorites that landed on Earth 470 million years ago. More than half of the mineral grains are from meteorites completely unknown or very rare in today’s meteorite flow. (more…)

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25Jan2017

The Apollo 1 Conspiracy Theory 50 Years On

Just days after Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee were killed in a pre-launch fire, NASA began the arduous and heartbreaking process of figuring out just what had happened. This was a sad day for all concerned. (more…)

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25Jan2017

Boeing To Unveil Starliner Spacesuits –And Maybe Who’ll WearThem

Boeing’s Starliner space taxi won’t be carrying astronauts to the International Space Station for at least another year and a half, but we may soon find out what the designs are and what they’ll look like. (more…)

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24Jan2017

A Flying Classroom And A Trip To The South Pole

Most high school students can expect excursions to the local science centre, zoo or museum, but how about a trip to a continent few will ever get to see? Read this special ICRAR report. (more…)

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22Jan2017

NASA To Explore Asteroid With $10,000 Quadrillion Worth Of Metal

NASA recently announced it's latest endeavor: Explore a giant metal asteroid the size of Massachusetts.  Made up of mostly nickel and iron, the giant hunk of space metal is about three times further away from the Sun than Earth. (more…)

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22Jan2017

Extreme Space Weather Blackouts Could Cost $40+ Billion Daily

Previous studies have focused on direct economic costs within the blackout zone, failing to take into account indirect domestic and international supply chain loss from extreme space weather. (more…)

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22Jan2017

Mars Missions Could Accelerate Under Trump Admin.

Donald Trump has already expressed his interest in Mars mission. In meetings with Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and founder of Space X, Trump apparently discussed possible Mars exploration partnerships. (more…)

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22Jan2017

Scientists To Spend Eight Months At Hawaii Volcano

Six carefully selected scientists have entered a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behaviour study. The four men and two women moved into their simulated space home Thursday afternoon on Mauna Loa. (more…)

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22Jan2017

What’s Causing That Massive Wave In Venus’ Atmosphere?

Venus is blanketed in a thick layer of clouds that stretch 40 miles above the planet's surface. This atmosphere shields the planet from view, making it difficult for astronomers to understand much about Earth's neighbour. (more…)

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