Archive of 2017 March

18Mar2017

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

Black holes are known as a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape. Scientists believe that they are formed when the body of a huge star collapses in on itself. (more…)

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18Mar2017

Nasa’s Europa Mission On The Budget Cutting Room Floor

Surprise surprise! NASA’s hopes of landing a robot on the icy moon of Europa in the search for life have been dashed under proposed new cuts to the space program. (more…)

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17Mar2017

ABC Presents Stargazing Live

One of the most exciting fields in astronomy, really, in all of science, is the search for alien worlds. The first planet around another star was found in 1992. Fast forward two decades, and we now know of hundreds of such planets (more…)

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16Mar2017

10 Telescopes That Are Perfect For Beginners

The night sky is always intriguing every time you look at it. That is attributed to the twinkles from afar, the long beams of light peering into the sky to make it blue and the twilight that brightens up the whole sky. (more…)

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13Mar2017

Interesting Facts About Uranus

On this day, March 13, 1781 the 7th planet, Uranus, was discovered completely by accident. British astronomer William Herschel was performing a survey of all stars when he noticed a very faint object that that moved in front of the fixed stars. (more…)

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12Mar2017

Asteroid Strike – Its Not the Impact That Kills You

Wind kills. The most casualties from an asteroid impact won’t come from the impact itself. The wind, pressure and heat caused by the crash are far more dangerous, no matter where the asteroid hits. (more…)

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12Mar2017

Lego To Produce ‘Women Of Nasa’ Set

Children's Lego boxes may already contain yellow Batman, Harry Potter and Star Wars characters, but soon they will also contain female Nasa pioneers. The Danish toy company is making a new set of five figurines. (more…)

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12Mar2017

Proof Daylight Saving Is Dumb, Dangerous, And Costly

The suffering of the spring time change begins with the loss of an hour of sleep. That might not seem like a big deal, but researchers have found it can be dangerous to mess with sleep schedules. (more…)

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11Mar2017

Dave Reneke – 50 Years Of Astronomy

I've often been asked what I do, where I've been and what sort of activities I've engaged in throughout my 50 years involvement in astronomy and space. Here is a brief overview written from a  'non personal' perspective. (more…)

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11Mar2017

Nasa Space Centre Is The Definition Of Amazing

What a great job NASA has done renovating and re-displaying much of its iconic space hardware for show. America’s Kennedy Space Center seems to “get it” when considering the legacy of our great nation and the incredible manned mission of NASA. (more…)

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11Mar2017

The ‘Star’ Of Our Solar System

The next time you get sun burnt from being outside too long spare a thought for how powerful that ball of energy is that dominates the daytime sky. The Sun warms our planet, provides the light by which we see and is necessary for life on Earth. (more…)

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10Mar2017

Hubble Dates Black Hole’s Last Big Meal

For the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, it's been a long time between dinners. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found that the black hole ate its last big meal about 6 million years ago. (more…)

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10Mar2017

Could Fast Radio Bursts Be Powering Alien Probes?

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence has looked for many different signs of alien life, from radio broadcasts to laser flashes, without success. (more…)

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07Mar2017

Quantum Computing With Space-Time Curvature?

 General Relativity and quantum theory, the two pillars of modern physics, although notoriously difficult to reconcile, may beautifully work together, as a new paper suggests. Here Ovidiu explains: (more…)

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07Mar2017

Star Stuff Festival Of the Cosmos 2017

Under the moonless sky, with the Milky Way high overhead in the dark skies of Byron Bay, Australia’s leading experts on Space, Cosmology, Astronomy, Astrophsyics, Astrophotgraphy and Science come together. (more…)

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06Mar2017

Jeff Bezos’s Amazon Deliveries For Future Human Moon Settlers

More than four decades after the last man walked on the lunar surface, several upstart space entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on NASA's renewed interest in returning to the moon. (more…)

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