Archive of 2017 April

25Apr2017

Help Astro Dave Reach The Stars Again

Hi, thanks for taking the time to read this. I am really in a rut. As you no doubt know, I’m one of Australia’s most well known and respected amateur astronomers and lecturers with over 50 years experience in astronomy. (more…)

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25Apr2017

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Catches Glimpse Of Earth From Saturn

NASA and its spectacular space hardware often spend so much time checking out our planetary neighbours that we forget Earth offers some pretty cool photo ops as well.Are you suddenly feeling very small? (more…)

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23Apr2017

Is The Universe Infinite?

Explore the biggest question of all. How far do the stars stretch out into space? What's beyond? In modern times, we have used our technology. (more…)

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23Apr2017

Outer Space Is Heavy

Do we mean how heavy something is, or how big it is? Maybe it is how much material it contains? To understand we have to know a few things. (more…)

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23Apr2017

First Look Inside NASA’s New Australian ‘Mars’ Deep Space Complex

In a valley near Canberra — better known for its politicians than space exploration — is a complex that will help land the first people on Mars.The Deep Space Communication Complex in Tidbinbilla, operated by the CSIRO on behalf of NASA (more…)

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18Apr2017

Woman In Court Over Neil Armstrong Moon Rock Gift

Joann Davis had a moon rock. Yes, it was real. A gift, she said, from Neil Armstrong to her late husband. She also had an ill son and the Lake Elsinore resident wanted to help with his medical care. (more…)

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17Apr2017

Don’t Miss April’s Lyrid Meteor Shower

 April's Lyrids Meteor Shower welcomes the best stargazing period of the year.  They will be visible from ALL OVER THE WORLD, and no telescope needed. (more…)

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17Apr2017

How To See Year’s Best Meteor Showers

Whether you're watching from a downtown area or dark countryside, here are some tips to help you enjoy these celestial shows of shooting stars. Those streaks of light are really caused by tiny specks of comet-stuff. (more…)

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16Apr2017

A Rock of Gibraltar Size Asteroid Is Hurtling Toward Earth

Look up, its potentially dangerous.  There is an asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar is about to zip past Earth on April 19 at a relatively safe but dangerously close distance, according to astronomers. (more…)

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16Apr2017

New Space Race Heating Up Regarding Commercial Spaceflight

In the 1960s, Houston was home to fearless astronauts who risked their lives. They returned from space to a hero's homecoming. Now, after a very long and protracted wait a new space race is heating up. (more…)

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16Apr2017

Nasa Audit: Sls Rocket Unlikely To Launch In ’18

NASA’s new deep space rocket and capsule probably won’t be ready for a planned first launch from Kennedy Space Center next year, the agency’s internal auditors reported Thursday (April 13). (more…)

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15Apr2017

Giant Water Plume Detected Again on Jupiter Moon Europa

What appears to be a huge plume of water vapour has again been spotted emanating from Jupiter's icy moon Europa, boosting scientists' confidence that the phenomenon is real ands raising hopes of finding life. (more…)

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15Apr2017

Second ‘Great Spot’ Found At Jupiter

Another "Great Spot" has been found at Jupiter, this one cold and high up. Scientists reported Tuesday that the dark expanse is 15,000 miles (24,000 kilometers) across and 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometers) wide. (more…)

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14Apr2017

Astronomers May Finally Have the First Picture of a Black Hole

Using a massive telescope network, scientists have data in hand that could open new frontiers in our understanding of gravity.For the monster at the Milky Way’s heart, it’s a wrap. (more…)

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14Apr2017

21st Century Space Age Dreaming Again

Among the millions of words written about the 1960s Moon Race between USA and USSR, one word that once exemplified the spirit of those times is finally coming back into today’s 21st Century space endeavors: Dream. (more…)

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14Apr2017

Evidence For A Habitable Region On Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

In an exciting and tantalizing exercise, scientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have discovered hydrogen gas in the plume of material erupting from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. (more…)

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