Archive of 2018 September

30Sep2018

To These Boys Neil Armstrong Was Just Dad

In the summer of 1969, Rick Armstrong was 12 and whacking the baseball in the Houston-area Little League. He was selected to play in the all-star game — but he had to skip it, because his dad had a job to do. (more&hel

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30Sep2018

The Chill of Solar Minimum

The sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age. Sunspots have been absent for most of 2018, and the sun’s ultraviolet output has sharply dropped. New research shows that Earth’s upper atmosphere is responding.

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30Sep2018

Japan Asteroid Rover’s Amazing Images Of Rock’s Surface

Japanese space agency scientists and engineers are thrilled by the images being sent to earth by two robotic rovers of an asteroid 280 million kilometres away. New photos taken on the surface of an asteroid show that it is rocky.

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23Sep2018

Review: First Man Soon For World-Wide Cinematic Release

  With the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings approaching, it seems inevitable that Hollywood would pay tribute to one of the most ambitious journeys ever taken by humanity.

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23Sep2018

Japan Makes History – Lands Rovers Onto Asteroid Surface

A PAIR of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan’s space agency has announced, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.

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23Sep2018

Russian Fury – Putin Could Abandon Lunar Station Project With US

Just when things seemed positive.  RUSSIA may ditch plans to work with the United States to build a moon-orbiting space station and instead pursue the project alone, a top Russian official has warned.

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23Sep2018

Astronomers Have Discovered A Fictional Planet From Star Trek

In 1991, the Creator of Star Trek gene Roddenberry jokingly said that the planet Vulcan is supposed to be the star 40 Eridani A. Recently, a group of astronomers from the United States confirmed that his words were true.

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23Sep2018

Astronomers Discovered A Massive Explosion In Space

Scientists cannot explain the origin of a mysterious object in deep space. Two telescopes installed in Hawaii, found unnaturally bright explosion in the sky.We've seen them before but this one tales the cake!

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23Sep2018

How Earth And The Universe Will Be Destroyed

The future of the universe looks bleak, but before it dies it will consume everything within it - including Earth and all life. Geraint Lewis, an at the University of Sydney, gave a timeline of how Earth, life and the universe will end. (more…)

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17Sep2018

Mystery Surrounds Closure Of New Mexico Solar Observatory

A New Mexico observatory aimed at unlocking the sun’s secrets has been shut indefinitely by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation over an undisclosed security issue, leaving it at the center of its own mystery.

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17Sep2018

Tracking Earth’s Ice with Unparalleled Detail

ICESat-2 is NASA's most technologically advanced ice-monitoring spacecraft to date. Capable of measuring changes in ice thickness, forest growth and cloud height down to 0.4 mm every year, the thickness of a pencil. (more…)

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16Sep2018

Astronomy Students Not Learning The Basics

Are stars bigger than planets and galaxies bigger than solar systems? A study published recently shows that both astronomy students and future teachers struggle with these seemingly basic questions. (more…)

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16Sep2018

NASA Plans To Build A Moon-Orbiting Space Station

You've probably heard about the moon-orbiting space station that NASA plans to start building in the next half-decade. US Astronauts could fly to moon-orbiting station by 2024, Pence is saying. (more…)

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16Sep2018

Adelaide Students Get Live Interview With NASA Astronaut

What's it like to live in space? How do astronauts handle illness? What do they eat? Everyone wonders about that and wish they could go straight to the source for answers. Well now they can! (more…)

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16Sep2018

Musk To Send Mystery ‘Passenger’ On Trip Around Moon

BILLIONAIRE Elon Musk plans to launch a “private passenger” on a space trip around the Moon. The mission will be operated by Musk’s SpaceX rocket company, but there’s no telling who will actually be on board. (more…)

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09Sep2018

Japanese Space-Elevator Experiment Launching Next Week

The push for a space elevator took a step forward this week when a team of researchers from Shizuoka University in Japan announced that they will launch an experiment to the Space Station next week. (more…)

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