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

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

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

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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19Nov2017

Starry, Starry Night

Astronomers say the Universe is infinite, which means it is limitless. Have you ever looked up into the night sky and tried to count 'em all? (more…)

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19Nov2017

Can I Ask A Question?

Simple things in the night sky are taken for granted pose the greatest number of question to pages like this. Not a lot of people can answer correctly all 3 of these questions. See how you go with them. What are meteor showers? An increase in the number of meteors at a particular time of year is called a meteor shower. Comets shed the debris that becomes most meteor showers. As comets orbit the Sun, they shed an icy, dusty debris stream along the comet's orbit. If Earth travels through this stream, we will see a meteor shower. Depending on where Earth and the stream meet, meteors appear to fall from a particular place in the sky, maybe within the neighbourhood of a const

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16Nov2017

Scientists Discover A New Planet In The Neighbourhood

One of our closest celestial neighbours is a warm, rocky world, scientists say. Scientists report the discovery of an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting the star Ross 128, a dim red dwarf just 11 light years away. (more…)

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15Nov2017

Shoot The Moon

Anytime you get the chance to step outside under our mid north coast skies it’s a spectacular event worth waiting for. Out of all the world’s constellations we have the best in Australia, and the show is only about to start. (more…)

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