Archive of 2019 August

18Aug2019

Astronomy Calendars 2020 – Order Now!

Amazing Images Of The Night Sky The Most Beautiful Calendars Ever Offered To The Australian Public! But hurry, we have very limited supply! (more…)

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18Aug2019

Elon Musk Wants To Nuke Mars! Seriously.

Don' freak out OK. If you read the headline you’re probably as utterly confused as I was, but yep, Elon Musk has taken to this week's social media to announce that we should nuke Mars. (more…)

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18Aug2019

Rocket Lab Catch Its Booster In Mid-Air With A Helicopter

In 2006, Peter Beck founded the US and New Zealand-based aerospace company Rocket Lab with the vision of reducing the costs of individual launches. The program will be implemented in two phases. (more…)

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18Aug2019

Milky Way Galaxy Black Hole Suddenly Lights Up

Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is relatively quiet, usually exhibiting only minimal fluctuations in brightness. What possibly caused the unusual brightening?

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18Aug2019

Flat-Earther To Launch Himself In Shaky Homemade Steam Rocket

A flat-Earth enthusiast who claims not to believe in science plans to launch himself 1,800 feet (550 meters) above California's Mojave Desert in a homemade steam rocket to show everybody he's right!

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11Aug2019

The First Space Wedding, Woman Marries Cardboard Cutout

On August 10, 2003, Ekaterina Dmitriev married the love of her life as he floated 250 miles above her in space.  It was the first-ever space wedding, taking place through satellite link while she was at NASA’s in Texas.

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11Aug2019

French Space Cat Memorial Beginning To Take Shape

Fifty-six years after a cat named Félicette became the first feline to launch into space, plans to build the cosmic cat's first proper memorial are beginning to take shape. 

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11Aug2019

Perseids Meteor Shower This Week – Fireballs Possible!

Stargazers rejoice! The astronomical event of the year is just around the corner. Dubbed the Persied meteor shower, the mesmerising light show occurs every August as the Swift–Tuttle comet shoots past Earth. (more…)

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11Aug2019

Nasa Joins Forces with SpaceX To Conquer Mars And Moon

Nasa has a plan to use Elon Musk’s Starship in future missions to Mars and the moon. It released a briefing document exploring what might happen to the environment around Kennedy Space Center when Elon’s mighty vessel is launched.

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11Aug2019

Radiation Exposure From Space Travel Harms Memory, Mood

It's a critical issue yet to be solved. Exposure to chronic, low dose radiation -- the conditions present in deep space -- causes neural and behavioral impairments in mice, researchers have reported recently.

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04Aug2019

Study Finds Our Galaxy Is ‘Warped And Twisted’

A team of Polish astronomers has created the most accurate three-dimensional map of the Milky Way to date, revealing surprising distortions and irregularities along the galactic disc.

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04Aug2019

Super Earth’ Discoved Relatively close-by

An international team of astronomers has discovered a new solar system with a planet that could be habitable, a Spanish astrophysicist who led the research. We might go here one day!

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04Aug2019

NASA Visits Eventual N.T. Moon Rocket Site

NASA scientists famous for scouring the red planet on rovers have travelled to the red dirt of remote Northern Territory to an area where rockets are expected to be launched within the next year.

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04Aug2019

Solar Sail Spacecraft Declared a Success

About 700 kms above Earth, a small satellite is drifting deeper into the cosmos — powered not by rocket fuel, thrusters or other contraptions. This satellite, called LightSail 2, is sailing on a sunbeam.

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04Aug2019

Toyota is Building a Pressurized Lunar Rover for Japan

Manned rovers with pressurized cabins are an element that will play an important role in full-fledged exploration and use of the lunar surface by almost all nations.

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