Archive of 2017 July

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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15Jul2017

Scientists Floored By New Photos Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Scientists are floored by NASA's new photos of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. NASA's $1 billion Juno probe beamed back its latest photos of Jupiter on Wednesday, and the images are stunning! (more…)

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15Jul2017

Size of Planets in Order – Diameter of Planets Comparison

The planets in our solar system are each very unique for various reasons. When it comes to their measurable sizes in diameter, the planets vary greatly - in shape and makeup. (more…)

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13Jul2017

First Images Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Reach Earth

Two days after NASA’s Juno spacecraft streaked over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, and as the entire scientific world waited, pictures of the solar system’s largest, most powerful storm, have been transmitted to Earth. (more…)

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09Jul2017

Would You Go to an Astronomy-Themed Resort?

These days, vacation resorts can offer some pretty unusual experiences to guests, beyond the typical white sands, blue waters, and tiny cocktail umbrella.Well be prepared for something different! (more…)

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