Archive of 2018

21Apr2018

Astronomers Collect Spectra In Search For Sun’s Lost Siblings

Australian astronomers have collected spectra from more than 340,000 stars across the Milky Way in a project aimed at building a database shedding light on the galaxy’s formation and evolution. (more…)

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21Apr2018

Going to Mars – The Ethics

Vanderbilt astronomy professor David Weintraub’s new book, Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go, takes a step back from the all-systems-go approach to colonizing another planet and considers the ethics. (more…)

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20Apr2018

Green Laser Pointer Plus FREE Space DVD Offer

WOW...What an offer! If you've ever wanted one of these but didn't want to pay an exorbitant price your luck has changed - I have personally been evaluating these over the last 4 weeks and more than happy with the results. (more…)

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19Apr2018

ASA’s New Planet-Hunter, TESS Launched

With the help of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, TESS launched  this morning from Cape Canaveral. The spacecraft was scheduled to be sent into a highly elliptical orbit approximately 48 minutes after launch. (more…)

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18Apr2018

Northern Lights Tour 2019 – Do You Want To Go?

Recently on Facebook a suggestion was made that a visit to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) would be on a lot of people’s bucket lists – well, it certainly was on mine! (more…)

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18Apr2018

The Future of Space Travel

Ventures into the stars have been ongoing for decades, with the first man on the moon and the introduction of satellites orbiting our Earth well over 50 years ago. Its gone quickly! (more…)

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17Apr2018

The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings

In the 1800s astronomers weren’t blessed with the incredible equipment that we have today. Neither did they have the internet as an immense research library to learn from. (more…)

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16Apr2018

Women In Space – A Graphic Overview

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in various sectors from engineering to banking, but what about when it comes to space exploration?Well ii certainly could have been better. (more…)

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15Apr2018

No Nibiru -The World Will Not End On April 23

Here we go again: Fresh reports claim that the end of the world is nigh. Most thought we were all a little burned out by the 2012 end-of-Maya-calendar debacle of 2012. (more…)

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15Apr2018

NASA Shoots Human Sperm Into Space

Space agencies and companies have sent many a strange object into space: pizza, lego mini figures and even a convertible. All have made their way into the seemingly endless void just beyond our planet. (more…)

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15Apr2018

Most Distant Star In History Discovered 9 Billion Light Years Away

The most distant star ever to be discovered was recently located by astronomers using the Hubble telescope, with the research taking place at the University of Minnesota. (more…)

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15Apr2018

‘Lost in Space’ Cast Members Reflections

With Netflix's new reboot of the classic sci-fi series "Lost in Space," it's a good time to revisit, in archived interviews, cast members of the original 1965-68 show. (more…)

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14Apr2018

Did Buzz And Neill Really See A UFO On Way To Moon?

THE internet is abuzz with the question of whether legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin ever spotted an alien spacecraft. It's an old faithful conspiracy theory re-birthed this week. (more…)

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14Apr2018

What If The Sun Disappeared?

If the sun disappeared, we’d have no idea it had gone for 8.5 minutes. We’d still see it as an eerie sight, lingering, like a ghost  in the sky above Earth’s day side. (more…)

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14Apr2018

Night Sky Lesson For Beginners

“Twinkle, twinkle little star – how I wonder what you are.” The words to that popular tune were written by Jane Taylor in 1806 and I bet there isn’t a person alive who hasn’t gazed up at the stars and sung that to themselves. Well we do know what stars are and a whole lot more. But stars don’t really twinkle! It’s an optical illusion. If you were in space stars would be just bright, unblinking points of light.

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14Apr2018

Outback Radio Telescope Listens In On Interstellar Visitor

A telescope in outback Western Australia has been used to listen to a mysterious cigar-shaped object that entered our Solar System late last year. It caused a great deal of speculation! (more…)

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