Archive of 2018 November

25Nov2018

NASA Ready To Land ‘Insight’ Rover On Mars This Tuesday

A little before 7am next Tuesday, a small metal shell flying six times faster than a bullet will reach the outer edges of Mars’ thin atmosphere. Inside this metal capsule sits NASA’s InSight lander. (more…)

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25Nov2018

Russian Space Official Says Russia Will Verify Moon Landings

Why after 50 years are we still on this? The head of Russia's Roscosmos space agency has said that a proposed Russian mission to the moon will be tasked with verifying that the American moon landings were real. (more…)

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25Nov2018

Space Weather Warning: Solar Storm To Hit Earth This Week!

The stream of solar particles is stemming from a sinuous hole in the southern hemisphere of the Sun’s atmosphere. A sinuous hole is one which stretches over large parts of the Sun, often distorted with many twists and turns.

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25Nov2018

The Woman Putting Australia Into Space

Australia is late to the space party. The leader of its new space agency, Megan Clark, said so herself. This continent has the perfect location in the southern hemisphere to peer into the galaxy. (more…)

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21Nov2018

Happy Birthday – The Story Of Edwin Hubble

Early in twentieth century a man who would single-handedly go on to rewrite astronomical history stated his life's ambition,  "I knew that even if I were second or third rate, it was astronomy that mattered." (more…)

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20Nov2018

Green Laser Pointer Plus FREE Solar Viewer Offer

What an offer! If you've ever wanted one of these but didn't want to pay an exorbitant price your luck has changed - I've evaluated these over the last few months and I'm more than happy with the results. NB/ To Clear. ONLY 10 AVAILABLE (more…)

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20Nov2018

Where Will Science Take Us? To The Stars?

Have you ever experienced the miracle of gazing at the night sky lit up by the stars? Observatories will help immerse you fully in the space dimension. Observatories in LA, Chile and Hawaii are inviting you to feel the magic of the cosmos.  (more…)

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18Nov2018

FCC Gives SpaceX Green Light For 7,518 New Satellites

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is cultivating a larger presence in space. The private space company has just won permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy 7,518 satellites into low-Earth orbit.

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15Nov2018

Megawatt Earth Lasers Could Attract Alien Astronomers

A new study, published in the Astrophysical Journal, suggests that if a 1- to 2-megawatt (MW) laser were focused through a 30- to 45-m telescope and aimed out into space it could reach ET. (more…)

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15Nov2018

Quotes From The Astronomer Of The People – Carl Sagan

Often referred to as the “astronomer of the people,” Carl Sagan was one of the most popular scientists in American culture for decades. Friday marked what would have been Sagan’s 84 birthday.

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15Nov2018

The Birds & Bees Reacted To The 2017 Great American Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, over half of the population of United States took at least a few minutes out of their busy schedules to glimpse the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental U.S. in nearly 40 years. (more…)

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15Nov2018

The Small Magellanic Cloud Is Running Out of Gas — Fast

A snapshot of the dwarf galaxy in unprecedented detail is clueing astronomers in to how small galaxies lose mass, and what it means for their future. (more…)

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15Nov2018

Astronomers Find Two Rogue Planets That Don’t Orbit A Star

Astronomers  have identified two “rogue planets” in our galaxy that do not orbit around a star. Unlike the vast majority of discovered planets, these rogue planets drift through space alone with no sun to shine on them. (more…)

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13Nov2018

Leonid Meteor Shower Set To Sparkle Our Skies

Are you ready for a good, predictable meteor shower? Then break out your favourite sky-watching gear because the 2018 Leonid meteor shower is already sparkling the skies with 'shooting stars' already appearing...and the odd fireball! (more…)

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12Nov2018

Universe’s Most Powerful Magnet

Scientists using ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope have discovered that a curious dead star has been hiding one of the strongest magnetic fields ever seen. (more…)

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11Nov2018

Starman And Tesla Roadster Have Shot Past Mars

SpaceX's Starman and red Tesla Roadster have travelled beyond Mars. SpaceX shared a diagram of the car once driven by their boss and CEO Elon Musk indicating it has now reached beyond the Red Planet.

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