Archive of 2019 August

31Aug2019

Astronomy & The Psychological Impact Of Seeing The Unknown

Neil Armstrong’s famous statement upon landing on the moon in 1969 that “one small step for man” was also “one giant leap for mankind” resonated around the globe. Our correspondent Sally explains more:

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27Aug2019

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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26Aug2019

NASA Investigating First Crime Committed In Outer Space

Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife's private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

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25Aug2019

Have You Ever Been To A Local ‘Star Party’?

Have you ever been to a star party?  Its the best place for an amateur to start. Star parties take place across Australia annually and are becoming increasingly popular among amateur astronomers, for good reason. (more…)

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22Aug2019

NASA Tests Water Powered Spacecraft in Orbit

On June 21, 2019, NASA demonstrated the first coordinated maneuver between two CubeSats in low-Earth orbit as part of NASA’s Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration mission.

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22Aug2019

Hubble Spots Two Galaxies In Doomed, Dazzling Dance

Two galaxies are caught in a crazy cosmic dance, pulling at each other in a fresh image from a space telescope icon. Their mutual gravitational attraction is pulling the galaxies closer and closer. (more…)

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22Aug2019

Amazing Collision Between Black Hole and Possible Neutron Star

More than 30 scientists from The ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of an international team that for the first time may have witnessed the end of a neutron star as it was engulfed by a black hole.

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19Aug2019

How Do People Manage to Communicate in Space?

Space is just something immense for one part of society, while for others, it's like a workplace or ground for researching. To start with, communication on our planet is an essential part of everyday life. (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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