Archive of 2017 July

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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27Jul2017

City Gazer vs. Country Gazer: How Your Telescopes Will Differ

Life in a bustling city or being out in the calm countryside contrasts each other in many ways. When it comes to astronomy, what would you say the main differences between the two are? (more…)

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27Jul2017

Solar Storm Shocks the North Pole & Surrounding Areas

  Russia, Canada and even parts of the United States experienced the effects of a moderate G2 geomagnetic storm this past weekend. Residents and travelers were treated to auroras, while parts of Asia experienced radio blackouts. Learn more about what causes these storms, as well as this solar storm’s impact, below. (more…)

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25Jul2017

Guide To Buying Your First Telescope

One great thing about astronomy is that you don't need any fancy or expensive equipment to get started. A warm coat, clear skies and a sense of intrigue about what's up there are all that is needed. (more…)

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25Jul2017

Some Space Poetry From The Pen Of Mary Branford

Maria Branford specializes  in poetry that touches the soul. Te heavens are her inspiration and I'm so happy she sent these two poems in for all of us to enjoy. Well done Mary! (more…)

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25Jul2017

Scientists Spy New Evidence Of Water In The Moon’s Interior

A new study of satellite data finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped water. (more…)

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25Jul2017

Nasa Says Unsafe Eclipse Glasses Being Distributed

NASA issued a warning Thursday to let people know unsafe eclipse glasses are being distributed by “unscrupulous companies.” Be aware of the dangers associated by using the wrong product! (more…)

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25Jul2017

The Great American Eclipse – 32 Main Questions Answered

The biggest and best solar eclipse in American history is coming soon to a sky near you.  On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast.An event not to be missed! (more…)

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25Jul2017

Everyday Spacer – A whole New World Of Astronomy

Want to add fun and excitement to your amateur astronomy? Everyday Spacer is a Meetup for anyone with even a mild interest in space exploration, astronomy and similar topics. (more…)

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23Jul2017

Man Selling Plots Of Land On Mars For $1

British man Dr Philip Davies, is a 50-year-old family doctor from Hampshire and has arguably one of the most bizarre part-time hobbies you’ll hear about. (more…)

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21Jul2017

Moon Dust Bag, Accidentally Sold Auctioned For $1.5 Million

A small, humble-looking bag received its moment in the spotlight today. It travelled to the moon and back, used by Neil Armstrong, then sat forgotten in a museum basement! (more…)

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21Jul2017

NASA Former Engineer Claims Aliens Making Rings Around Saturn

An engineer engineer who previously worked at NASA Ames Research Center has claimed UFOs are hiding in the rings of Saturn. Is he serious. Unfortunately yes! (more…)

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20Jul2017

My Solar Eclipse Tour From Salt Lake City 2017

I'm proud to be associated with Daniel Oppliger and his world renowned travel company Tropical Sails Corp. Dan has invited me and a partner (all expenses paid) to host one of his sold out USA tours in August this year as astronomy guide. (more…)

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