Archive of 2018

08Dec2018

First Sounds Heard From The Red Planet

New audio has been released from the surface of Mars, and the sound is more hauntingly familiar than you might expect. NASA’s Insight lander's audio is labelled an “unplanned treat”, where motion sensors on-board detected sound waves.

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08Dec2018

Did A Meteor Detonate 3,700 Years Ago, Obliterating Communities?

A meteor that exploded in the air near the Dead Sea 3,700 years ago may have wiped out communities, killed tens of thousands of people, and provided the kernel of truth to an old Bible story.

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08Dec2018

Spacecraft Arrives Ready To Grab An Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx has Finally Caught up with Asteroid Bennu. Let the Analysis and Sample Collection Commence! NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has reached its destination and is now in orbit around asteroid Bennu. (more…)

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04Dec2018

Ten Things To Know About Stars

We see them in the sky any clear night. We write songs about them, stare and wonder if any of them have planets just like our own. (more…)

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04Dec2018

Adapt Your Eyes To The Dark

Humans like light. We are creatures that rely heavily on what we can see to feel safe and secure. After all, astronomy is all about light, right? (more…)

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03Dec2018

The Moon Hat Has Arrived!

Perfect fit. Very comfortable to wear and quite an attention getter at Star parties!! A Moon What???  Yep, that's what they all say when they see this innovative 'Astro-Apparel' from a new company I was very happy to find called 'Star In A Star.' (more…)

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02Dec2018

Branson Set To Take People To Space Before Christmas

Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic is on the verge of a major achievement: It will send astronauts into space by Christmas. Its a pretty big ask but he has the space company to do it.

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02Dec2018

Outback Lift-Off For New Aussie Space Company

Queensland's bid to become the next big player in Australia's push for a local space industry has taken a giant leap forward with a rocket carrying Australia's first commercial payload launched in the Qld. outback. (more…)

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02Dec2018

Astronomers Find A ‘Solar Twin’ — Almost Exactly Like Our Sun

Astronomers have found a star that was likely born in the same stellar nursery as our Sun. The newfound sibling is only the second ever to be identified. It like finding a long lost relative...or friend.

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02Dec2018

Weird Global Ripple Has Everyone Puzzled

Strange seismic waves were picked up circling the globe on November 11. Now seismologists are trying to figure out why. Seismic sensors first picked up the event near an island between Madagascar and Africa.

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02Dec2018

NASA’s New Telescope Will Show First Stars Born

NASA’s newest and most powerful space telescope could change the face of astronomy, letting us glimpse some of the very first stars. When launched in two years it will reach its orbit position 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth. (more…)

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02Dec2018

Curiosity Rover Just Spotted This Super-Shiny Object On Mars

An unusually smooth and reflective Martian rock has caught the attention of NASA scientists, prompting an investigation by the Curiosity rover. It clearly stands out against the red Martian soil and backdrop.

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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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