Archive of 2012 September

24Sep2012

‘Extreme astronomy’ Biggest, Brightest Farthest.

'Extreme astronomy' Biggest, Brightest Farthest. This week we delve into some "extreme astronomy," for a number of skywatching superlatives are overhead now. It's general, world wide, and factually  interesting.  (more…)

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23Sep2012

Building A Whopper Telescope.

Building The 1100 mm Cruxis Telescope. This telescope is designed and constructed by the Belgian amateur astronomer Robert Houdart . On this page you can follow the progress of this ambitious telescope project. (more…)

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23Sep2012

How Many Rings Does Saturn Have

 How Many Rings Does Saturn Have? Saturn is known to be the only planet which has visible rings around it. If you want to find out how many rings Saturn has, go on reading. (more…)

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23Sep2012

New Planets Are Like Bees In A Hive

New Planets Are Like Bees In A Hive. When it comes to a swarm of stars, almost all amateur astronomers are familiar with M44 - the "Beehive". It's a well known and observed object. (more…)

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21Sep2012

Tasty Cosmic Desert

Freezing Up PAH-sicles When it comes to whipping up a tasty organic desert, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasedena, California have an out-of-this-world treat. (more…)

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21Sep2012

Space Formula of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Space Formula of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. 155 years ago, on September 17, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics, was born in the Russian province. (more…)

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20Sep2012

Remembering ‘Contact’ 15 Years On

SETI Astronomer Jill Tarter Recalls ‘Contact,’ 15 Years On In 1985, famed astronomer, author and TV host Carl Sagan invited Jill Tarter to dinner at his house near Cornell University. (more…)

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20Sep2012

Religion’s Role On Interstellar Space Voyages.

Debating Religion's Role On Interstellar Space Voyages. Sending people to another star will be a monumental undertaking, and the challenges will be not just technological, but human. (more…)

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20Sep2012

Dark Energy Camera Sees First Light

Dark Energy Camera Sees First Light. On September 12, 2012, the Dark Energy Camera opened its eyes for the very first time and beheld the southern skies.An exciting moment for sure in astronomy. (more…)

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20Sep2012

Huge Ocean Meteor May Have Triggered Ice Age?

Did A Huge Pacific Ocean Meteor Trigger The  Ice Age? A huge meteor collided with Earth about 2.5 million years ago in the southern Pacific Ocean and likely generated a massive tsunami. (more…)

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20Sep2012

Farthest and Oldest Ever Galaxy Found

Remotest Galaxy Born In Dawn of Universe Astronomers in Europe and the United States say they have spotted the farthest and oldest galaxy ever found, a star cluster 13.2 billion light years away. (more…)

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20Sep2012

Globular Cluster Hides The Fountain Of Youth

 Fountain Of Youth Found In Globular Cluster. There are 150 of them orbiting around in the Milky Way galaxy. Their age dates back almost to the beginning of the Universe. What are they? (more…)

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19Sep2012

Branson Wants To Populate Mars

Richard Branson Determined To Start Mars Population  Virgin Airlines CEO, Richard Branson has revolutionized the travel industry but the billionaire entrepreneur already has his sights sets on virgin territory. (more…)

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18Sep2012

Our Dangerous Galactic Passage

Our Dangerous Galactic Passage We're only a little more than three months away from the imaginary 2012 End of Times (based on silly misinterpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar). (more…)

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18Sep2012

The Warp Drive Starship Possible

 The Warp Drive Could Become Science Fact. A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel -- a concept popularized in television's Star Trek -- may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say. (more…)

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18Sep2012

Are UFOs Stalking Mars Rover Curiosity?

  Are UFOs Stalking Mars Rover Curiosity? Ever since we launched planetary spacecraft beginning in the late 1950s, UFO-spotters have eagerly anticipated our running across alien spaceships flitting around. (more…)

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