Archive of 2017 September

30Sep2017

NASA Is On A ‘Mission To Touch The Sun’

In a startling announcements cientists unveiled the Parker Solar Probe at a laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, on Monday, where the spacecraft is being prepared to make an unprecedented plunge into the sun's atmosphere. (more…)

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30Sep2017

Secret Nasa Report Warned Against Mixed Gender Mars Missions

A secret Nasa report concluded that Mars missions should not be undertaken by a mixed gender crew due to the risk of male and female astronauts getting frisky, British astronaut Helen Sharman has claimed. (more…)

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29Sep2017

Elon Musk Wants Humans On Mars Within 9 Years

Well this is what everyone's been waiting for. Speaking at the Astronaut Congress in Adelaide on Friday, tech billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced plans to land the first human on Mars in 2024. (more…)

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29Sep2017

Nasa Tests ‘Concorde 2’ London To New York In Just 3 Hours

Nasa and Lockheed Martin, who have been developing the craft alongside the US space agency, have ploughed a total of £290 million into the project and believe tests with passengers could begin in 2021. (more…)

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29Sep2017

Hubble Bursting with Starbirth

Compared to the other fundamental forces in the Universe, gravity is fairly weak. Despite this, gravity has an influence over huge distances and is the driving force behind the motions of the most massive objects in the cosmos. (more…)

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28Sep2017

Rapper Wants To Launch Satellite To See If Earth Is Flat

I'd like to launch a scan to see if he's equally balanced in mind as he is with his "Hey Yo's" Anyway, rap artist B.o.B may be about to blow the lid off the "round-Earth conspiracy." Yep, heer we go again with another brainwave! (more…)

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28Sep2017

Black Holes Orbiting Around Each Other Send Off Waves

Albert Einstein didn't like them. Black holes were a bit of an embarrassment, as they compromised his dream of a "rational" nature, that is, natural phenomena that we could describe and quantify with the usual methods of science. (more…)

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28Sep2017

Russia And US To Build Moon’s First Space Station

Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, which is the anticipated part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars. (more…)

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27Sep2017

The Mystery Of Pulsars

Pulsars, those really superdense neutron stars, are perhaps the most extraordinary physics laboratories in the Universe. (more…)

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27Sep2017

What Makes The Sun Shine?

It’s a question we rarely give much thought; it just does. However, do not sweat, there is a scientific explanation for this commonplace phenomenon. (more…)

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24Sep2017

Australia To Get National Space Agency, Government Says

Australia could soon have its own space agency, with the Government today announcing a review into Australia's space capabilities. Most developed nations have a space agency, including New Zealand, which announced one last year. (more…)

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24Sep2017

NASA Honours Woman Who Inspired Movie ‘Hidden Figures’

Katherine Johnson, the mathematician whose calculations influenced some of the most important missions of the space age, on Friday helped Nasa open a new research and development facility that bears her name. (more…)

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24Sep2017

Australia Could Take Part Of $330 Billion Space Market

Australia should launch its own satellites to take control of its space data and potentially create a valuable export industry in the process, a leading space and aeronautic engineer says. Here we go again! (more…)

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24Sep2017

History Group Works to Protect Apollo Landing Sites

The six Apollo moon landing sites are international cultural treasures that deserve protection, a nonprofit organization says. The group, called For All Moonkind, aims to work with space agencies around the world. (more…)

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24Sep2017

Thrift Shop Bargain Hunters Find Rare NASA Flight Suits

Talia Rappa and Skyer Ashworth turned summer bargain shopping at a Titusville Thrift store closeout into the stuf of NASA collectors' legend when they went looking for bargains during the shop last days. (more…)

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21Sep2017

New Mirror-Coating Technology’s Dramatic Telescope Improvements

At UC Santa Cruz, an electrical engineer has teamed up with astronomers to greatly improve telescope mirrors using thin-film technology from the electronics industry.The advantages are dramatic! (more…)

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