Archive of 2019 July

31Jul2019

Your Guide To Cleaning Your Telescope Mirror At Home

The large James Webb Space Telescope boasts a primary mirror of 21 feet and 4 inches, which requires a specialized snow cleaning due to its size in order to keep it functioning properly. (more…)

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29Jul2019

No Telescope? No Problem

As hobbies go, astronomy has a tough reputation. Too hard and too expensive is what I often hear. People imagine the way to start is to buy a telescope. Wrong! (more…)

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29Jul2019

How Large Can Black Holes Be?

Thanks to a new study done with data from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, scientists will be re-thinking just how big a black hole can be. (more…)

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28Jul2019

Two Stars Orbiting Each Other At Record-Breaking Speed

There’s been a lot of discussion surrounding binary stars where most of the people wonder why the binary stars orbit around each other so fast. They aren't slow coaches in their respective movements as we will see.

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28Jul2019

NASA Fed Apollo 11 Moon Rocks To Cockroaches

It's too weird to make up and one of those things ya kinda expected to hear. NASA fed some of its precious Apollo 11 lunar samples to cockroaches and dumped it in fishbowls and injected mice with it. No, really.

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28Jul2019

India’s Chandrayaan-2 Is Heading To The Moon

Indian Space Research Organization has successfully launched their Chandrayaan-2 mission to the Moon. The mission, which includes an orbiter, a lander, and a rover, was launched into space on  July 22nd, after a week-long delay.

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28Jul2019

Australia Wants A Bigger Part Of Space Race

As the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Federal Industry Minister Karen Andrews says Australia is seriously looking for opportunities in space, to have a bigger slice of the space race.

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28Jul2019

Surprise ‘City-Killer’ Asteroid Almost Hit Earth

A “city-killer” asteroid whizzed by Earth on Thursday, startling astronomers who didn’t pick up the rock’s trajectory until days before it passed the planet, according to a report.

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16Jul2019

Apollo 11 – The Untold Story

 APOLLO 11 - THE UNTOLD STORY Things You Weren't Told About The First Moon Landing In July 1969 two men walked on the Moon. On this the 50th anniversary we present the untold story of what went wrong and what we weren’t told. (more…)

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15Jul2019

How Moon Landing Was Achieved Via Carnarvon Tracking Station

It is a piece of Australian history never heard — how a TV repair man, a waitress and a young Croatian migrant helped the US win the space race and put man on the Moon. (more…)

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14Jul2019

7 Great Spin-Of Inventions From The Space Program

It’s been nearly 50 years since NASA put a man on the moon but many of the technologies invented for the groundbreaking Apollo space program are still used in our lives on Earth today. (more…)

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14Jul2019

There’s Something Wrong With Our Universe’s Expansion Rate

There is something wrong with our universe. Or, more specifically, it is outpacing all expectations for its present rate of expansion. Something is amiss in astronomers' efforts to measure the past and predict the present. (more…)

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14Jul2019

Amateur Astronomers Play A Part In Efforts To Keep Space Safe

Heavy traffic is commonplace on Earth but now congestion is becoming an increasing problem in space. With over 22,000 artificial satellites in orbit it is essential to keep track of their positions in order to avoid unexpected collisions. (more…)

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14Jul2019

Billionaires Are Dead Serious About Moving Factories to Space

It sounds like science fiction, but the idea of moving heavy industries off Earth seems far less far-fetched ever before. Collecting resources from other planets or asteroids instead of using up what little we have left on Earth.

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14Jul2019

Apollo facts: 11 Things You Don’t Know About The Moon Mission

As the Apollo 11 moon landing’s 50th anniversary nears on July 20, even the most avid space fans might think they know all there is to know about the historic first moon landing. Think again. (more…)

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11Jul2019

Apollo 11 – The Untold Story 50 Things You Never Knew

Fifty years ago this week a mighty Saturn-5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral with the force of one hundred locomotive trains propelling two men into history! They became the first human beings to ever set foot on another world.

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