Archive of 2018 June

30Jun2018

‘Flying Brain’ Blasts Off On Cargo Ship Toward Space Station

A ball-shaped artificial intelligence robot nicknamed the "flying brain" trained to follow and interact with a German astronaut has blasted off to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX´s Dragon cargo ship. (more…)

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27Jun2018

‘Cosmic Watch’ – A Time Machine For Your Smartphone

Imagine a time machine where you could bridge the knowledge gap between ancient astrological concepts and today’s modern astronomy. Imagine too all that contained in one app on your smartphone.

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24Jun2018

Floating Robotic Factory Will Build Satellites And Spaceships In Orbit

SpaceX is the best-known start-up in aerospace today. But what comes after reusable rockets? The founders of Made in Space say 3-D printing is the key to colonizing space. (more…)

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24Jun2018

Hayabusa 2 Gets A Closer Look At Asteroid Target Ryugu

The Japanese prospecting spacecraft Hayabusa 2 has captured the most detailed images to date of its target – the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu. Once at the asteroid it will really get exciting. (mor

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23Jun2018

Where Is The Centre Of The Universe?

Because other galaxies are rushing away from us, it might seems as if Earth must lie close to the centre of the universe but in fact, this is completely wrong. (more…)

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23Jun2018

5 Ways Mars Can Kill You

 Radiation exposure is among the top health risks for Mars astronauts, but the Red Planet poses many other dangers as well. (more…)

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23Jun2018

First Space Junk Harpoon For Disposal Begins Test Flight

The first spacecraft to demonstrate active space debris-removal technologies — such as a harpoon, a net and a drag sail — in orbit has been released from the International Space Station to commence its mission. (more…)

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23Jun2018

To Refract Or To Reflect? That Is The Question.

Whether 'tis nobler to view the night sky unfettered by diffraction spikes or by going deeper enjoying spiky stars, it seems, can stir up strong opinions. The answer is varied but simple.

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23Jun2018

NASA’s Defence System Vulnerable To Undetected Asteroids

NASA has revealed a critical weakness in our sky surveillance that could result in an asteroid capable of causing catastrophic damage going undetected as it plummets towards the Earth. (more…)

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20Jun2018

Why Trump Wants A “Space Force” — And Why He May Not Get It

President Donald Trump just said he wants America to have a “space force” charged with protecting America in, well, space. The problem is that it’s unclear he will actually get one. (more…)

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19Jun2018

The Wackiest Things Ever Launched Into Space

Earlier this year, innovator and dreamer Elon Musk demoed his brand new rocket called "Falcon Heavy" by sending his own cherry red Tesla Roadster to space. Why do we say he's a dreamer? (more…)

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17Jun2018

Exoplanets Can Survive In Double And Triple-Star Systems

Over 3,700 exoplanets have been found in the universe, and although each has its own unique set of characteristics, the vast majority have one thing in common: they orbit a single star. (more…)

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17Jun2018

Australian Space Agency Not Going To Be NASA Down Under

THERE are high hopes for the Australian space agency but as states fight over its location, experts say it’s not going to be the job creator some think it is. (more…)

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16Jun2018

Startup Raised $40 Million To Build A Space Catapult

Welcome to the future. SpinLaunch, a startup building space catapults, just raised $35 million in funding from investors. These included g GV, Airbus, and Kleiner Perkins. (more…)

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16Jun2018

Get Ready For An Incredible Mars Close Approach!

MARS OUTSHINES SIRIUS: It's official. Mars is now brighter than any star in the sky. This week, the Red Planet surpassed Sirius in apparent luminosity.And its going to get much better! (more…)

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16Jun2018

Stephen Hawking’s Farewell – Voice Beamed Into black Hole

Around 1,000 people attended a memorial service in London for British physicist Stephen Hawking on June 15, as his ashes were laid to rest in Westminster Abbey. (more…)

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