Archive of 2018 August

30Aug2018

Hunt Begins For Huge Meteorite That Crashed To Earth

Rumours about an enormous iron meteorite the size of a car lying somewhere on the Nullarbor Plain began circulating in the mid-1940s. Two expeditions were mounted in the 1960s to find it. (more…)

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29Aug2018

So, What’s A Light Year?

A light-year is how astronomers measure distance in space. It’s defined by how far a single beam of light travels in one year. Get ready for a surprise. (more…)

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29Aug2018

Stop The World And Let Me Off!

Have you ever wondered, why we don't feel earth's rotation? I mean, we’re all on this rock spinning, right? So why aren’t we all feeling giddy! (more…)

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29Aug2018

How Big Is The Universe?

Scientists such as Stephen Hawking have conjured up the theory of the Big Bang when a massive explosion occurred in Space and creation of the planets began. How can the universe be 95 billion light years across when it has only been in existence for approx 14.3 billion years? It;'s a real puzzler! (more…)

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26Aug2018

NASA Detects Mysterious Wall A Edge Of Solar System

There's a "hydrogen wall" at the edge of our solar system, and NASA scientists think their New Horizons spacecraft can see it. That hydrogen wall is the outer boundary of our home solar system.

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26Aug2018

A Guide On Binoculars For Stargazing

Staring up into the night sky has always inspired curiosity, wonder, and the desire to know more. While we often think that the right tool for exploring the mysteries above us is a big telescope,  binoculars can be a better choice. (more…)

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26Aug2018

Rogue Star May Explain Outer Solar System Oddities

As recently as two decades ago, we thought our solar system was “normal.” That was pretty accurate as long as you didn’t look at it too closely. But now we know our system has some remarkable idiosyncrasies (more…)

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26Aug2018

Why We Can’t Depend on Robots to Find Life on Mars

A Senate subcommittee asked for reasons to support sending humans to Mars, and, boy, did they get one from Ellen Stofan, NASA's former chief scientist. It spells doom for the future of robotic landers. (more…)

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26Aug2018

NASA To ‘Poke’ Killer Asteroid For First Sample Return

THE Osiris-Rex space probe is nestling up close to a monster. Soon, it will bump into its frosty surface. And it's all about determining humanity's potential fate. The asteroid is named Bennu.

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24Aug2018

Water Ice Found On The Moon

Astronomers have ‘definitively’ proven the existence of water ice on the surface of the Moon. The ice deposits could be ancient, and have been found at the lunar poles. It all bodes well for future colonization. (more…)

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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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