Archive of 2018

11Feb2018

At 81, NASA’s Susan Finley Is Still Exploring

At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Susan Finley is accustomed to pushing boundaries — “to boldly go where no one has gone before,” as the Star Trek TV show might say. (more…)

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11Feb2018

Elon Musk’s Plan On Sending People To Mars

Elon Musk – the man who can bring a SciFi fantasy come true, at least that’s  how I would like to picture him (I know many would agree with me); the CEO and the co-founder of SpaceX. (more…)

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07Feb2018

Elon Musk Just Launched His Tesla Into Orbit

SpaceX's big new rocket has blasted off on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car on an endless space journey. The Falcon Heavy rocket rose this morning from the same Florida launch pad used by NASA to send men to the moon. (more…)

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04Feb2018

Why The World Still Awaits Its First Space Elevator

FOR DECADES engineers and science-fiction writers have dreamed of lifts capable of carrying things into orbit. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a Russian scientist, suggested the idea in 1895, inspired by the Eiffel Tower. (more…)

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04Feb2018

First Planets Detected Outside Our Galaxy

"We are very excited about this discovery. This is the first time anyone has discovered planets outside our galaxy," said Xinyu Dai, professor of physics and astronomy at University of Oklahoma. (more…)

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04Feb2018

Pollution From New Technologies Threatens Astronomy

Astronomers can peer more deeply into the cosmos than ever before. The key is new technology. But new technology can have a dark side. It can create pollution that interferes with astronomers’ work. (more…)

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04Feb2018

Humans Left More Than 400,000 Pounds Of Junk On The Moon

20 July 1969 was an unforgettable date in human history - the day Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the surface of the Moon, taking one small step for humans, and one giant leap for humankind. (more…)

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03Feb2018

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Could Flip: What Does That Mean?

THE Earth’s magnetic poles could be about to flip, sparking chaos and making large parts of the planet uninhabitable. 'Experts' have warned that the change is extremely likely, with the magnetic field weakening by 15 per cent over 200 years. (more…)

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01Feb2018

Newton And That Apple

For a long time I thought the story of Newton and the apple was just another fable. I thought it was a made-up story, like Washington chopping the cherry tree. Its not. (more…)

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01Feb2018

What Can You See in a Telescope?

Nothing can compare with the feeling of making a direct connection to the cosmos!  This is what a telescope can bring.  (more…)

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01Feb2018

Adelaide Mission Control Centre Set To Open

ADELAIDE is set to become home to a space mission control centre to support tiny satellites, a definite growth industry. Fleet Space Technologies wants to “put South Australian on the map as a space hub.” (more…)

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30Jan2018

Upcoming Private Space Tourism

Have you ever dreamed about being an astronaut? Traveling into outer space sounds like it could be a lot of fun, but as of today, only a very few people get to leave the Earth to play among the stars. (more…)

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30Jan2018

Camping Trips Destined For The Stars

Camping is a great American pastime. The sheer size of the nation gives way to a range of climates, scenery and opportunities - including star gazing. (more…)

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28Jan2018

Scientists Convert Human Waste To ‘Vegemite-Like’ Astro Food

ASTRONAUTS on missions to Mars and beyond could soon survive off a “Vegemite-like” substance made from human waste. Scientists have just developed the method which uses microbes to break down solid and liquid waste. (more…)

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28Jan2018

The Super Blue Moon Eclipse January 31

January will feature an uncommon sight as a blue moon coincides with a full ‘supermoon.’ Both of January’s full moons will be considered supermoons, appearing bigger and brighter than a normal. (more…)

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28Jan2018

Nobody Wins Google’s Lunar X Prize

Research teams spent a decade trying to reach the moon and win the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize. But organizers are declaring an end to this leg of the space race, saying none of the teams have succeeded. (more…)

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