Archive of 2017 November

24Nov2017

It Appears That Dark Energy May Not Actually Exist

Researchers believed the universe contains "dark matter." They also posited the existence of "dark energy." These two hypotheses account for the movement of stars in galaxies and for the accelerating expansion of the universe. (more…)

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24Nov2017

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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24Nov2017

USSR Space Shuttles Sit Abandoned

Photographs show how USSR-era space craft have been left to rust in an abandoned desert hangar in Kazakhstan. Two test shuttles were found inside a derelict Soviet warehouse near the Cosmodrome Baikonur. (more…)

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24Nov2017

Nasa’s Voyager Records Released On Vinyl For First Time

The record was originally intended as a message in a ‘bottle into the cosmic ocean’ thanks to astronomer Carl Sagan in 1977.  Sagan helped to compile songs and sounds that were placed on the record. (more…)

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24Nov2017

NASA Discovery Of Water On Mars Actually Sand

NASA said in 2015 that liquid water had been found on Mars was premature, according to new research. At a news conference that year, NASA's director of planetary science declared: "Liquid water has been found on Mars." (more…)

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24Nov2017

Australian Space Tracking Station Goes Offline Over Pay Issues

 Staff at the NASA deep space tracking station in Australia refused to commence space communications last Wednesday disputing whether the US-funded team should conform to an Australian Government pay agreement. (more…)

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24Nov2017

Adapt Your Eyes To The Dark

Humans like light. We are creatures that rely heavily on what we can see to feel safe and secure. After all, astronomy is all about light, right? (more…)

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24Nov2017

Flat-Earther to Launch Himself in Homemade Rocket

Well, this sure takes the cake! A flat-Earth enthusiast who claims not to believe in science plans to launch himself 1,800 feet (550 meters) above California's Mojave Desert in a homemade steam rocket. (more…)

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24Nov2017

Why Care About Astronomy?

Indeed, why care? Why should we?  Shannon Hall presents this incredibly deep and probing report:  I need to get something off my chest. (more…)

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24Nov2017

Mysterious Loud Booms Heard In 64 locations, NASA Can’t Explain It

MYSTERY booming sounds have been recorded in 64 different places across the globe, including Australia.   They have left people baffled all over the planet. But NASA can’t seem to explain it. (more…)

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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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