Archive of 2017 March

31Mar2017

Follow The Moon To The Stars And Jupiter

Look to the skies this April and by following the Moon we can catch sight of a number of interesting stars and planets. In particular, its a great time to see the planet Jupiter which reaches opposition on April 8. (more…)

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31Mar2017

The Giant Planet Rules For April

We’re into a new month and as we get closer to winter more of the better sights are starting to re-appear in our Aussie evening skies.  The gem at the moment is the one everyone’s talking about, giant Jupiter. (more…)

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29Mar2017

SpaceX Making History Relaunching A Used Falcon 9 Rocket

On Thursday, SpaceX is set to launch yet another satellite into orbit from the Florida coast — but this mission will be far from routine for the company. The Falcon 9 rocket that SpaceX is using for the launch has flown before. (more…)

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28Mar2017

Donald Trump In Really Bizarre And Trippy Video About Nasa

The White House has released a video of President Trump that feels like something straight out a 90s science fiction film. A bizarre video which looks to be made by a teenager who has just watched an Adam Curtis film -Trump discusses Nasa. (more…)

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27Mar2017

Why Astronomers Need Your Help To Find Ninth Planet

It seems something is lurking out there but stargazers don’t know what it is. Measurements taken from the movements of distant objects in our solar system suggest there is a ninth planet way out beyond Neptune. (more…)

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26Mar2017

Musk Slams Trump’s NASA Bill – Nothing To Help Mission To Mars

Elon Musk says the recent NASA funding bill won't help get us to Mars.  Elon Musk has hit back at claims that President Donald Trump's new NASA bill will be good for his space exploration business. (more…)

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26Mar2017

UK Schoolboy Corrects Nasa Data Error

A British teenager has contacted scientists at Nasa to point out an error in a set of their own data. A-level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors on the International Space Station (ISS) were recording false data. (more…)

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26Mar2017

Gravitational Waves Boot Monster Black Hole From Galactic Core

NASA's Hubble space telescope has detected a supermassive black hole that has been kicked out of the centre of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves. (more…)

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26Mar2017

Children’s Book Highlights Women Behind Space Exploration

The idea of space exploration has captured the hearts and minds of humankind way before NASA put a man on the Moon. Following this amazing accomplishment, the reality of human spaceflight  fascinates and inspires in ensuing decades. (more…)

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26Mar2017

Alan Bean Moonwalker: ‘Why I Know ALiens Haven’t Visited Earth’

HE was an astronaut on the second manned mission to the moon and the fourth man to walk on its surface. Alan Bean, 85, is one of only 12 people to have taken “one small step for man” on the moon. (more…)

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23Mar2017

TV, Internet Outages In March, April 2017 After Equinox

IF you find that your radio or TV broadcast is briefly dropping out or if your internet becomes sketchy over the next fortnight, don 't get upset with your council, you can blame the sun. (more…)

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21Mar2017

Seeing The Earth from Above

  The UAE has recently joined the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), a voluntary partnership of governments and organisations established in 2005 to promote the open access to Earth Observation (EO) data for the benefit of all humankind. (more…)

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21Mar2017

SpaceX Studying Landing Sites For Mars Missions

In a presentation at a symposium here March 18 on planetary surface exploration and sample return, SpaceX has been working with NASA to identify potential landing sites on Mars for both its Red Dragon spacecraft and future human missions. (more…)

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20Mar2017

Mysterious Moon Myths

By the light of a full moon, it seems that virtually anything could happen, if the folklore associated with Earth’s natural satellite is believed. (more…)

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20Mar2017

Facts About Outer Space

Readers love trivia and finding out about stuff! I've got your messages - you want more of this type of thing so here goes.... Here's a whole bunch of facts and figures you'll like. (more…)

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19Mar2017

SpaceX Is Pushing Hard To Bring The Internet To Space

For months, SpaceX has been quietly meeting with the FCC to advocate for one of its least-known projects. Musk has been batting around the idea of a "space internet" for years. (more…)

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