Archive of 2019 September

20Sep2019

The Safest Bet For Space Settlers? …Inside Mars’ Moon Deimos?

The smaller of Mars’ two moons, Deimos, was named after the Greek god of terror — but the way former NASA flight surgeon Jim Logan sees it, Deimos could be a comfort zone for space settlers. (more…)

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20Sep2019

We Keep looking For Aliens But Are They Looking For Us?

have been trying to discover planets around other stars for generations. They finally succeeded in the 1990s, and more than 4,000 have been catalogued since then. But could aliens have found our planet? (more…)

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20Sep2019

How to Feed a Mars Colony of 1 Million People

What might it take to feed a million people on Mars? Lab-grown meat, tunnel-grown crops and cricket farms, a new study finds. For crewed missions to Mars, NASA typically assumes round trips with only brief stopovers on the Red Planet. (more…)

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20Sep2019

Space Elevator Concept Is Possible With Today’s Technology

Getting spacecraft into orbit is incredibly costly and difficult, and so scientists keep returning to the idea of a space elevator that can lift people and equipment out of Earth's atmosphere more easily. (more…)

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20Sep2019

What’s the Difference Between Astrology and Astronomy?

Saturn was regarded by the ancient Romans as the guardian god of the Golden Age, when it was believed that human beings lived in a state of innocence and happiness, free from toil, and illness. (more&helli

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15Sep2019

Newly Discovered Comet Likely An Interstellar Visitor

The discovery of a new comet scientists believe to be an "interstellar object" has set the astronomy community abuzz. It's definitely a comet. New color images from Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano show that it has a tail.  (more…)

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15Sep2019

Mysterious Space Radio Bursts Continue To Baffle Astronomers

Since 2007, mysterious signals have been reaching Earth from other galaxies — now they’ve tripled frequency, and some of them are repeating the same message.  A fast radio burst represents an event of incredible power.

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15Sep2019

It’s Time to Regulate Outer Space

Last week, the European Space Agency reached out to to warn Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. that one of its satellites might collide with a SpaceX communications satellite. (more…)

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15Sep2019

Astronomers Seeking Out-Of-This-World Names For New Planets

Can you think of a better name for a new planet than WASP-13b? Budding young astronomers from across the UK will have the opportunity to think of a new moniker for an exoplanet.

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12Sep2019

A First – Water Vapour Found On Habitable-Zone Exoplanet

With data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, water vapour has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth within the habitable zone by University College London researchers in a world first. (more…)

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11Sep2019

The “Great Attractor”

Astronomers have known for years that something's pulling our Milky Way and tens of thousands of other galaxies toward it at breakneck speed. (more…)

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11Sep2019

Astronomy As A Hobby

Beginners in amateur astronomy are faced with a number of different challenges. One of the most daunting is the choice of a telescope. (more…)

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08Sep2019

Indian Spacecraft Lost During Descent To The Moon

The Indian space ship  "Chandrayaan-2" (from Sanskrit: moon-craft) can no longer contact Earth as of Friday night after it was meant to land on the moon. A sad end to a magnificent and groundbreaking effort. (more&hell

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08Sep2019

Increasing Seriousness In Harnessing The Moon For Science.

So far, 12 astronauts have walked on the moon in six manned missions. They have brought back several hundred pounds of lunar rock and traversed several kilometres over the lunar terrain in wheeled rovers. (more…)

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08Sep2019

How Astronomy Is Being Made More Accessible

Astronomy has the potential to capture the imagination and inspire people of all ages. Because of this, there is huge potential to involve astronomy in school and higher education, which could help to spark an interest in a career in STEM subjects.

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08Sep2019

Who Will Be the First Woman on the Moon?

Of the 12 people who have walked on the moon, zero have been women and no rational reason has ever been given. NASA's Artemis program aims to change that by landing the first woman on the moon.  (more…)

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