Archive of 2019 May

21May2019

Why You Can’t See Extrasolar Planets With Your Telescope

The most powerful telescopes in the world are unable to see most of the planets orbiting other stars. One rare exception to this required the European Southern Observatory’s 8.2 meter Yepun Very Large Telescope. (more…)

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19May2019

Plan To Build The Fastest Aircraft In The World

A new aerospace company has entered the race to provide supersonic commercial air travel. US-based company, Hermeus announced plans to develop an aircraft that will travel at speeds of up to Mach 5.

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19May2019

Supercomputer Will Run World’s Largest Radio Telescope

When complete, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) will be the largest radio telescope array in the entire world. The result of decades of work involving 40 institutions in 11 countries. (more…)

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19May2019

The Moon Is Shrinking And Getting Wrinkles

The Moon is not only shrinking as it ages, it’s also getting wrinkles, decades-long observations released this week have revealed. Over the past several hundred million years the Moon has changed!

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19May2019

SpaceX Is Building a ‘Starship’ Rocket Prototype in Florida

SpaceX hopes a little friendly competition will improve the design of its Mars spaceship. The company has already built a scaled-down prototype of that 100-passenger "Starship" craft at its South Texas facility.

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12May2019

Astronomy Makes For A Rewarding Hobby During Retirement

Astronomy is known to be the oldest form of space science, so it's only natural that it has become a hobby that individuals enjoy taking part in all across the world. (more…)

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11May2019

The 88 Constellations and Their Brightest Stars

Overview In contemporary astrology, there are 88 constellations that are recognized by the International Astronomical Union. 42 depict animals, 29 depict inanimate objects and 17 depict humans or mythological characters. (more…)

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11May2019

Jeff Bezos Reveal Blue Origin’s Plan For Colonizing Space

Billionaire Jeff Bezos made a rare public appearance in Washington, D.C. on Thursday to make a startling pitch: It’s time for humans to start colonizing the moon—and soon. (more…)

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11May2019

Early Galaxies Shone Brighter And Hotter Than Expected

Our universe’s first galaxies shone hotter and brighter than scientists thought, according to a group of astronomers who tapped a whopping 400 hours of observing time on NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. (more…)

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09May2019

How To Engage Young Learners In The Science Of Astronomy

When you want to be able to engage the next generation in the sciences, you need to find new ways to connect with them. In today’s world there is plenty of instant entertainment available. (more…)

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08May2019

What Can We Learn from Heliophysics?

The sun is one of the constants in our universe. It rises in the east, sets in the west and makes its cycle every day without fail. Even on cloudy days, the sun is still there.

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06May2019

Types Of Jobs For Recent Astronomy Graduates

Astronomy is an exciting and challenging field of study, incorporating elements of physics, mathematics, chemistry, and geology, all while studying space and the universe.

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05May2019

4 Billion-Year-Old Earth Rock Discovered On The Moon

Scientists in Australia announced a startling discovery this week when they revealed that a piece of rock brought back by the crew of the Apollo 14 moon landings was actually originally from Earth.

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05May2019

We’re About To Simulate A Doomsday Asteroid Scenario

It came out of nowhere. Just a few short weeks ago – in an alternate reality otherwise identical to our own – it popped up on our screens: a giant asteroid hurtling through space, straight for us!

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05May2019

NASA’s $17-Billion Moon Rocket May Never Reach Launch Pad

NASA has been toiling away on a monster rocket for the past eight years — but how much action the skyscraper-size Space Launch System will see once it’s completed is now anybody’s guess.

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05May2019

China Plans To Build A South Pole Moon Base

China plans to build a scientific research station on the moon in "about 10 years," according to the state news agency Xinhua. China announces what we all were thinking would happen.

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