Archive of 2017 July

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

Get Ready For The ‘Great American Eclipse’

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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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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20Jul2017

Ad Agency Puts Brightest Man made Object Into Orbit

There’s a saying among Russian advertisers: “the best idea is to rent the Moon.” Fortunately, the Moon isn’t for sale, but space itself is up for grabs. Yep, you heard right! What next huh? (more…)

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20Jul2017

Galactic Maelstroms Weigh Black Holes

Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, have used cutting edge technology to basically 'weigh' black holes. (more…)

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20Jul2017

Scientists Using the Universe As A “Cosmological Collider”

Physicists are capitalizing on a direct connection between the largest cosmic structures and the smallest known objects to use the universe as a "cosmological collider" and investigate new physics. (more…)

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20Jul2017

Apollo 11 Remembered 48 Years On

  The crew of Apollo 11, pictured in 1969, from left are Neil Armstrong, Mission Commander, Michael Collins, Lt. Col. USAF, and Buzz Aldrin, USAF Lunar Module pilot. (more…)

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18Jul2017

How I Got Into Astronomy

John Nusbaum's interest in amateur astronomy began with a love of cosmology a couple of decades ago. Here he tells his story: (more…)

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17Jul2017

Hypersonic Engine Passes Cucial Test In Aussie Desert

Air travel sucks. It’s too long, it’s uncomfortable, everything’s covered in germs,why the small round windows?  How long have I been sitting here? Why does my seat smell like gin and tonic? (more…)

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16Jul2017

Rockets Of The Future?

Chances are you own a smart phone or some kind of electronic device with capabilities that would stun even an Apple engineer from ten years ago. (more…)

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16Jul2017

First Object Teleported from Earth to Orbit

Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named after an ancient Chinese philosopher who died in 391 B.C. (more…)

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16Jul2017

Astronomers Detect Strange Signals From Close-by Star

Astronomers say they have detected "strange signals" coming from the direction of a small, dim star located about 11 light-years from Earth.That's almost in our own cosmic backyard. (more…)

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16Jul2017

NASA Fnally Admits No Funding To Land Humans On Mars

For the last five years or so, NASA has sold the public on a Journey to Mars, a grand voyage by which the agency will land humans on the red planet during the 2030s. (more…)

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16Jul2017

Where Is The Centre Of The Universe?

Because other galaxies are rushing away from us, it might seems as if Earth must lie close to the centre of the universe but in fact, this is completely wrong. (more…)

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15Jul2017

Tackling Gender Equity In Australian Astronomy

In an eye opening survey the number of women at the most senior levels in the Australian astronomical community remains low despite many positive steps in supporting gender equity. (more…)

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