Archive of 2018 May

27May2018

ANU Eclipses Its Own Stargazing World Record

The Australian National University has smashed its own Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing at multiple venues.My group Mid North Coast Astronomy played a big part in our town as well. (more…)

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27May2018

Passing of Apollo 12 Moon Astronaut Alan Bean

Astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the Moon who later turned to painting, died Saturday. He was 86 and a member of the Apollo 12 mission in November 1969. (more…)

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27May2018

Weird Orbit Convincing Evidence Of A Ninth, Hidden Planet

IT may not be Nibiru. But the evidence that there’s a mysterious wandering planet on the outskirts of our solar system just keeps growing. One planet is a rich source of doomsday prophecy speculation. (more…)

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27May2018

‘Permanent’ Interstellar Visitor Found

An asteroid in Jupiter's orbit may have come from outside our Solar System, according to a new study. Unlike 'Oumuamua, the interstellar object which briefly visited the Solar System earlier this year. (more…)

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27May2018

Stargazing Live Audience Helps Discover New Supernova

The audience of Stargazing Live on ABC TV has discovered at least one new supernova — an exploding star — as part of the citizen science effort launched on Tuesday evening. (more…)

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25May2018

Mars Parachute Successfully Completes First Test Run

It seems like everyone has their eyes on Mars these days and is trying to figure out how to get there. One question many people seem to be overlooking, however, isn't how we get to the Red Planet. (more…)

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21May2018

Stargazing Live World Record Attempt

On Wednesday 23 May, the ABC in partnership with The Australian National University will lead a Guinness World Record attempt for the Most people stargazing – multiple venues. (more…)

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21May2018

World Record Star Gazing Event In Port Macquarie

Event Summary: Join Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie for an evening of fun and excitement as we try to break a Guinness World Record! Mid North Coast Astronomy group will be participating. Wednesday 23 May 2018 (more…)

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20May2018

Sun ‘Will Flare Into Massive Planetary Nebula When It Dies’

Enjoy the sun while it lasts: in 5 billion years’ time, our host star will burn out, rip itself apart and turn into a massive glowing ring of interstellar gas and dust, scientists say. (more…)

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20May2018

Hawking’s Family Invite Time Travellers To His Memorial Service

He once jokingly suggested people should ‘invent time travel’ if they wanted to address questions or complaints to his ‘younger self. That was typical of the man who felt it was possible. (more…)

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20May2018

Musk-Travel Anywhere On Earth In One Hour

ELON Musk’s wants to use the biggest rocket SpaceX has ever built to ferry humans around the globe, promising passengers the ability to get anywhere on Earth in under an hour. (more…)

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19May2018

11yo Wonderkid Astronomer Building His Own Radio Telescope

There aren't too many 11-year-olds building radio telescopes in their spare time. But Blake Iscaro isn't your average kid.He's got his head in the clouds but feet firmly on the ground. (more…)

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19May2018

The First Person On Mars ‘Should Be A Woman’

Allison McIntyre, who puts prospective space travellers through their paces at Johnson Space Center in Houston, noted that all 12 people who have walked on the Moon were men. (more…)

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19May2018

What Life Could Be Like On Mars In 2070

ELON Musk has successfully launched the world’s most powerful rocket, and reckons he can put humans on Mars by 2024 — but what would life be like on the red planet? (more…)

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16May2018

Massive Black Hole Found That Could Devour Our Sun

AUSTRALIAN researchers have discovered the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe which is swallowing up the surrounding cosmos. Astronomers say it could devour our sun! (more…)

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14May2018

New Space Agency Could Produce 20,000 Australian Jobs

The scientist who will head the country's first dedicated space agency believes Australia's relatively small industry could soon treble in size, producing up to 20,000 new jobs in just over a decade. (more…)

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