Archive of 2012 June

23Jun2012

Egyptian Student Invents Spacecraft Propulsion Device

Aisha Mustafa is a 19-year-old Egyptian university physics student who can transform space travel once and for all! She has invented an ingenious spacecraft propulsion device that can send mankind boldly where no man has gone before. (more…)

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23Jun2012

Stunning Solar Imagery

Stunning Solar Imagery. Yes, it is difficult to think of the sun as anything more than how we view it from Earth - a great, bright ball, uniform in appearance as it placidly heats our planet. But seen in close-up, the view is startling. (more…)

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23Jun2012

Stephen Hawking Is Eyeing Off A Nobel Prize

British physicist Stephen Hawking has lived longer and achieved more than most quadriplegics have, but he's not done yet: The 70-year-old theoretician is still waiting for experimental evidence to launch him toward a Nobel Prize. (more…)

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23Jun2012

The Anglo-Australian Telescope

The Anglo-Australian Telescope was one of the last 4-metre equatorially mounted telescopes to be constructed. Its excellent optics,Exceptional mechanical stability & precision computer control make it one of the finest telescopes in the world. (more…)

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22Jun2012

10 Surprising Objects To See In The Daytime Sky

10 Surprising Space Objects To See In The Daytime Sky If you think that daytime sky observing is limited to clouds and bird-watching, you might be missing out. (more…)

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22Jun2012

Quasars Evolve In Small Steps

When it comes to the early Universe, apparently black holes and their resultant quasars expanded in small steps rather than giant leaps. According to new observations taken by the Hubble , most quasars were formed gradually. (more…)

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22Jun2012

Will China Overtake America In Space?

China's space plans are ambitious, incremental and extensive. Should Americans be worried that China will overtake them in both space exploration and military capability in space?  No, not yet. Well, that is the hope. (more…)

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21Jun2012

Dinosaur Meteor Turned Tomatoes Red

We all know that tomatoes are red. That's no news, but how did they become red and why are they not blue, purple or have any other color? Sometimes we need to stretch credulity and look into unusual areas for answers. (more…)

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20Jun2012

Cassini Locates Lake On Titan

Although you wouldn't want to go fishing here, Saturn's moon Titan shows evidence of a methane lake in its tropical zone. Estimated to be about one metre deep, the non-toxic "puddle" appears about half the size of Utah's Great Salt Lake. (more…)

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19Jun2012

Playboy ‘Playmates’ Taken To The Moon

When NASA sent its Apollo astronauts to the moon, it sent them with "cheat sheets" -- wrist checklists attached to their suits that outlined the main stages of surface activities for each extravehicular activity (EVA). (more…)

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19Jun2012

NuSTAR Reveals The Universe In X-Rays

Over a century ago, Wilhelm Rontgen made an amazing discovery - X-rays. Never in his wildest dreams could he ever have imagined the many uses this form of electromagnetic radiation would have inspired. (more…)

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16Jun2012

China Launches First Woman Astronaut

China has launched its latest manned space mission - whose crew includes its first female astronaut, Liu Yang. The Shenzhou-9 capsule rode to orbit atop a Long March rocket from the Jiuquan spaceport on the edge of the Gobi desert. (more…)

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16Jun2012

Who Is Elon Musk?

Fresh off SpaceX's historic return from the International Space Station, company founder Elon Musk said Friday that he would like to see humans settle Mars and become a "multi-planet species." (more…)

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16Jun2012

“I Have A Question About Gravity”

In the future floating cities will have to deal with the 'gravity loss' problem. Can  artificial gravity be created in space? Well, people ask these questions and it's about time we explored a few of 'em. Here are a few typical questions: (more…)

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16Jun2012

Astronauts Practise Landing On Asteroid

British astronaut Tim Peake is going on a mission to an asteroid... at the bottom of the ocean. "Major Tim" is joining Nasa's latest Neemo expedition to an underwater lab located near Key Largo, Florida. (more…)

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15Jun2012

Must See Video – ‘All Alone in the Night’

Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured recently from the International Space Station (ISS) and set to rousing music.Viewing Suggestion: 1080p, lights off, volume up. (more…)

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