Archive of 2018 April

29Apr2018

A UFO – Are You Sirius?

The author, Bob King, has never seen a UFO that stayed a UFO. He writes:  I remember certain moving lights as a kid but they turned out to be airplanes or geese aglow with light pollution. (more…)

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29Apr2018

What is the Smallest Star?

We’ve talked about the biggest stars, but what about the smallest stars? Have you ever wondered what’s the smallest star you can see ? (more…)

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29Apr2018

NASA Lunar “Gateway” Space Station Will Soon Begin Construction

NASA's Gateway aims to further its goal of another human landing on the moon and will help determine whether water near the surface could be used to make propellant for deep-space missions. (more…)

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29Apr2018

Netflix – The Women Who Should Have Gone To Space

When former NASA astronaut Eileen Collins was asked to pilot the Space Shuttle in 1995 — the first woman to do so — she invited 13 women to her launch. It made a point! (more…)

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29Apr2018

Are ‘White Holes’ Secret Ingredient in Mysterious Dark Matter

White holes, which are theoretically the exact opposites of black holes, could constitute a major portion of the mysterious dark matter that's thought to make up most of the matter in the universe. (more…)

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29Apr2018

Eyes In The Sky Will Attract Tourists To Tamworth

The announcement of $1.8 million in funding for a Regional Astronomy and Science Centre is welcome for a stack of good reasons. Some of the darkest skies are in the New England Region. (more…)

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28Apr2018

New 3-D Map Of Milky Way Will ‘Revolutionise Astronomy’

EUROPE’S Gaia satellite has produced a 3-D map, hailed as revolutionary, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy — complete with their distance from Earth, colour, and motion through space. (more…)

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28Apr2018

World’s Largest Plane Set To Assist Space Flights

THE largest plane ever built — the mighty Stratolaunch — is scheduled to take to the skies within the next few months. The colossal aircraft is backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. (more…)

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27Apr2018

Six Space Industry Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2018

For the first time since the late 1960s, we're really starting to get excited about space again — and it's amazing to see. 2018 is shaping up to be an amazing year for the space industry. (more…)

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22Apr2018

Giant Impact May Have Created Mars’ Moons

Mars may have gained its two tiny moons after an asteroid-size object slammed into the surface of the Red Planet. New models suggest a new answer to to Mar's mysterious Moons. (more…)

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22Apr2018

Celebrating 28 Years Of The Hubble Space Telescope

Not many telescopes get a concert in their honour. But the Hubble Space Telescope is not just any telescope. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most powerful scientific instruments ever conceived. (more…)

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22Apr2018

Big Bang, Big Claim: Why This Bold Idea Is Right

At 13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees. That's a pretty simple, but very bold statement to make! (more…)

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22Apr2018

New Discovery – Evidence Of A Destroyed Solar System Planet

On October 7th 2008 an asteroid hit Earth and landed in the Sudan desert. The asteroid sprayed space rocks across the sand that have been analysed thoroughly and the results are staggering indeed!. (more…)

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22Apr2018

No – Nibiru Is Not GoingTo Kill You!

A mysterious planet might be lurking on the edge of our solar system. It's even stretching out the orbits of some planets, and might be tilting over our entire solar system. (more…)

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21Apr2018

What NASA’s Golden Record Taught Me About Humanity

As I take the first of three yellow LPs out of the box, my heart is beating fast with excitement. I gently place it on a turntable, hit play, and go lie down on the couch, the lights dimmed to a minimum. (more…)

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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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