Archive of 2019 January

31Jan2019

Importance of Astronomy in Modern Education

One of the problems of modern education is that it is not interesting or captivating enough for students. While there is a plethora of subjects which could be taught in a much more interesting way.

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27Jan2019

Scientists Still Puzzle Over Mysterious Slope Streaks on Mars.

Since they were first observed in the 1970s by the Viking missions, the slope streaks that periodically appear along slopes on Mars have continued to intrigue scientists. (more&he

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27Jan2019

Another Planet Collision May Have Seeded Earth With Life

New research suggests that much of the material that made life possible on Earth arrived after a cataclysmic collision between our planet and a Mars-sized object billions of years ago—likely the same collision that produced the Moon.

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27Jan2019

Remembering January’s Two Major Space Tragedies

33-years ago the Challenger Space shuttle broke apart little more than a minute after taking off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was a disaster that shook both the US and the world.

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20Jan2019

China’s Moon Plants Are Dead

The moon is a lifeless world once again. The cotton plants that sprouted on the moon's far side aboard China's Chang'e 4 lander are dead, done in by the bitter cold of the lengthy lunar night, GBTimes reported today (Jan. 16). (more…)

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20Jan2019

Long Standing NASA-Russian Partnership In Space Unravelling

After an American Apollo and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft docked in orbit during the height of the Cold War, in 1975, the two leading space powers gradually worked more and more together on civil space activities.

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20Jan2019

Space Billboards Are Just the Latest Orbital Stunt

In January 2018, Rocket Lab sent a surprise to orbit. Along with its normal payloads, the launch company deployed a shiny object it dubbed the Humanity Star—basically a 3-foot-wide disco ball. (more…)

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20Jan2019

Astronomers Witness Birth Of A Black Hole!

Astronomers See the Exact Moment a Supernova Turned into a Black Hole. On June 17th 2018, the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) survey’s twin telescopes spotted something extraordinarily bright in the sky. (more…)

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18Jan2019

Dawn Of A New Space Race?

China recently achieved a historic feat by landing on the far side of the moon. A big deal, but it isn’t necessarily the beginning of a new space race as much as it is evidence that exploration beyond low Earth orbit is picking up momentum.

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16Jan2019

Nice Conjunction Of Venus and Jupiter On 22 January 2019

Venus and Jupiter will share the same right ascension, with Venus passing 2°26' to the north of Jupiter. At around the same time, the two objects will also make a close approach, technically called an appulse (more…)

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15Jan2019

Where Are All The Aliens?

The Universe is enormous with 100 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy alone. And there are more than 170 billion galaxies in the observable Universe!. (more…)

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15Jan2019

New Way To Hear ET’s Signals

ASfter all this time the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has a powerful new tool at its disposal, Australian scientists report. (more…)

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15Jan2019

Scientists Believe They have Just Discovered A Parallel Universe

Scientists believe they may have caught a glimpse of a parallel universe bumping up against ours. They've found hints in signals from the most distant points of the universe and seen what was once believe impossible!. (more…)

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13Jan2019

Elon Musk Shares Photo of SpaceX’s First Starship

The recent news suggest that SpaceX’s Starship is much closer to its final stages now . Yesterday, CEO Elon Musk shared a photo of the rocket  ina tweet, and it appears to be like something straight out of a science-fiction film. (more…)

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12Jan2019

Scientists Close To First Sighting Of Milky Way Black Hole

Astronomers attempting to capture the first images of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way have given early hints that the ambitious project has been successful.

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11Jan2019

Astronomers Detect 13 More Mysterious Radio Bursts From Space

Astrophysicists from the CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) Collaboration spotted 13 new fast radio bursts (FRB) — powerful radio flashes arriving from far outside the Milky Way.

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