Archive of 2018

21Aug2018

What Astronauts Can Teach Us About Sleep

Considering that you spend about one-third of your time sleeping, it’s a pretty important part of your daily routine. Quality sleep has been proven to be as essential to survival as food and water. (more…)

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20Aug2018

Sky Stories – August 2018

Sky Stories is a professional learning project initiated by Charles Sturt University (CSU) and coordinated and co funded by Future Moves, designed to use astronomy to engage students in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics. (more…)

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19Aug2018

Can Humans Live In Space Without Going Crazy?

This flight was extra special for me because my dad, Arthur L. Levine, worked for NASA. As a human resources administrator, he recruited John Glenn, who in 1962 became the first American to orbit Earth. (more…)

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19Aug2018

Tiny Asteroids Caught By Earth Could Be Circling The Globe.

Think that the Moon is the only object orbiting Earth? You might want to think again. Tiny asteroids pulled in by our planet could be circling the globe. How do we find them?

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19Aug2018

Examining The Venus Controversy

A lack of new missions keeps scientists guessing on what shaped the planet’s surface. What happens when scientists fundamentally disagree about planetary bodies? It happens more often than you might think. (more…)

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19Aug2018

NASA Worried If Opportunity Is OK After Mars Dust Storm?

Nearly all of Mars has been under the assault of a planet-wide dust storm since June. The nerve-wracking question: Is the Opportunity rover OK? The 15-year-old rover has been incommunicado since June 10. (more…)

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14Aug2018

Astronomy As A Hobby

Beginners in amateur astronomy are faced with a number of different challenges. One of the most daunting is the choice of a telescope. (more…)

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14Aug2018

What Makes The Sun Shine?

It’s a question we rarely give much thought; it just does. However, do not sweat, there is a scientific explanation for this commonplace phenomenon. (more…)

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12Aug2018

NASA Solar Probe Will Touch The Sun

In untold ways, humanity remains as clueless about our own star as it was a generation ago.  But that should change soon after the successful August 2018 launch of NASA ’s Solar Probe Plus (SPP). (more…)

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12Aug2018

Amazing Sight!!! Delta Rocket Launch Seen In Australian Skies

Reports started coming into our office from 6.30pm tonight  of a mysterious 'cloud' in the night sky in the west. Speculation went wild...it looked like one of the Magellanic clouds, but it wasn't. The answer seemed too unreal to accept.

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12Aug2018

Scientists Believe They Have Just Discovered A Parallel Universe

Scientists believe they may have caught a glimpse of a parallel universe bumping up against ours. They've seen hints in signals from the most distant points of the universe that suggest something awesome! (more…)

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12Aug2018

Australian Study Reveals What’s Going On Inside Jupiter’s Storms

HOW Jupiter gets its stripes has been one of astronomy’s most enticing mysteries. They are straight. They are clearly defined. They have different colours. Now, qwe may have the chance to explain it all.

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12Aug2018

Why Eta Carinae Erupted Dramatically170 Years Ago

Eta Carinae, a double star system located 7,500 light years away in the constellation Carina, has a combined luminosity of more than 5 million Suns – making it one of the brightest stars in the Milky Way galaxy. (more…)

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10Aug2018

President Trump’s ‘Space Force’ Prepares For Launch

Donald Trump’s call for a “Space Force” sounds like something out of this world, but it’s set to come one step closer to reality when the Pentagon delivers to Congress plans to strengthen the Defence Department’s space efforts.

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08Aug2018

Does NASA Search For New Planets and How Do They Find Them?

How does NASA search for new planets, and how do they find them? Sometimes we take for granted all the things we know about our solar system.In this article we will try and answer some perplexing problems.

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05Aug2018

Huge Meteor Streaking Across The Sky Over NSW, Victoria

Hundreds of people across New South Wales and Victoria have reported seeing a large meteor streak across the sky. People from the NSW north coast and south to Gippsland in Victoria saw the flash of light. (more…)

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