Archive of 2017 November

19Nov2017

Space Weather Threat To Australian Power Networks

When the Sun unleashes its powerful storms, some of the most vulnerable pieces of human infrastructure are power grids. The mass of plasma hitting Earth’s magnetic field causes surges of current through the ground. (more…)

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19Nov2017

Private Life-Hunting Mission To Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

A privately funded team may beat NASA to the punch when it comes to looking for life on the Saturn moon Enceladus. Its a boldest move by a privateer, basically looking for a 'smoking gun.' (more…)

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19Nov2017

Astronomers See 13 Billion-Year-Old Galaxy Collison

A pair of massive, hyper-luminous galaxies are merging in front of astronomer’s eyes for the first time and revealing secrets of cosmic creation. The early Universe was an extremely violent place! (more…)

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19Nov2017

Leonid Meteor Shower Set To Sparkle Our Skies

Are you ready for a good, predictable meteor shower? Then break out your favourite sky-watching gear because the 2017 Leonid meteor shower is already sparkling the skies with 'shooting stars' already appearing...and the odd fireball! (more…)

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19Nov2017

Happy Birthday – The Story Of Edwin Hubble

Early in twentieth century a man who would single-handedly go on to rewrite astronomical history stated his life's ambition,  "I knew that even if I were second or third rate, it was astronomy that mattered." (more…)

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19Nov2017

Elon Musk Wants World Internet Coverage From Space

The Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, is planning to put more than 4,000 satellites in orbit in order to blanket the Earth with internet access. Made public in June SpaceX founder has been formulating the plan for quite some time. (more…)

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19Nov2017

Your Christmas Telescope Buying Guide

What’s number one on your Christmas list this year? Maybe a telescope? I get a lot of people asking me about the best telescope to buy, and the short answer is buy the dearest one you can afford and the one you will use the most. (more…)

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19Nov2017

Starry, Starry Night

Astronomers say the Universe is infinite, which means it is limitless. Have you ever looked up into the night sky and tried to count 'em all? (more…)

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19Nov2017

Can I Ask A Question?

Simple things in the night sky are taken for granted pose the greatest number of question to pages like this. Not a lot of people can answer correctly all 3 of these questions. See how you go with them. What are meteor showers? An increase in the number of meteors at a particular time of year is called a meteor shower. Comets shed the debris that becomes most meteor showers. As comets orbit the Sun, they shed an icy, dusty debris stream along the comet's orbit. If Earth travels through this stream, we will see a meteor shower. Depending on where Earth and the stream meet, meteors appear to fall from a particular place in the sky, maybe within the neighbourhood of a const

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16Nov2017

Scientists Discover A New Planet In The Neighbourhood

One of our closest celestial neighbours is a warm, rocky world, scientists say. Scientists report the discovery of an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting the star Ross 128, a dim red dwarf just 11 light years away. (more…)

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15Nov2017

Shoot The Moon

Anytime you get the chance to step outside under our mid north coast skies it’s a spectacular event worth waiting for. Out of all the world’s constellations we have the best in Australia, and the show is only about to start. (more…)

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13Nov2017

Astronomy/Space DVD Special Offer

Now in stock!  A Full range of Astronomy and Space DVDs for the dedicated astro buff or young inquiring mind. All brand new and sealed for your protection. See our specials with FREE shipping. NB/ Australian Art History DVD incl (more…)

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12Nov2017

Russian Man Claims He Was ‘Born On Mars’

A RUSSIAN man who claims he was born on Mars is sticking to his story. Boriska Kipriyanovich, who is now 21, says he lived on Mars before a war broke out and all life on the planet was destroyed. He claims he was reborn on Earth. (more…)

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12Nov2017

Help Name A Rock In The Outer Solar System!

The New Horizons space probe shot past Pluto in July 2015. Traveling at more than 14 kilometers per second, the spacecraft wasn't designed to hang around the tiny world. Instead, it flew past, sailing into the dark. (more…)

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12Nov2017

Traditional Owners Sign Space Base Lease

Its been a long time coming. Australian's first civilian space port is another step closer with Northern Territory traditional owners preparing to lease land to a company that wants to blast off small rockets. (more…)

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12Nov2017

China’s Revolutionary Reusable Spaceplane For 2020

China appears to have made a significant development with the latest announcement made by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC) of launching the next-generation spaceplane by 2020. (more…)

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