Archive of 2019 October

31Oct2019

Top 7 Astronomy Apps For Stargazing

The night sky is a beautiful and fascinating thing. It’s even more stunning when you know a little something about the stars and constellations you’re looking at. Stargazing has always been a favorite hobby for so many star lovers.

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28Oct2019

Imaging The Sun and Mercury Transit – How to Do it Safely

The Sun is very bright and is the source of a big headache when it comes to photography. How many times have you lined up the perfect shot and the glare from the Sun is ruining it?

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27Oct2019

Astronauts Grow Lettuce On The Space Station

NASA astronauts on the Space Station have successfully grown food in the microgravity environment, offering hope for the future of long-term space exploration. NASA’s resident biologist Jessica Meir shared incredible pictures of lettuce leaves growing.

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27Oct2019

Most Massive Object In The Universe Is Forming Before Our Eyes

NASA astronomers have detected the merger of four galactic clusters in deep space will give birth to one of the most massive objects in the universe. The resulting mega-cluster will combine weights “several hundred trillion times” more than our Sun.

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26Oct2019

‘Whoa, It Worked’: Elon Musk Tweets Via SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites

Communication systems around the world will never be the same again, not after this bold plan unfolds. SpaceX's nascent internet-satellite constellation is already providing some boutique service, according to Elon Musk. (more&helli

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26Oct2019

The Weirdest Things Apollo Astronauts Left On The Moon

Three golf balls, family photo,  scientific equipment, a tiny statue, bags and bags of human waste and of course, American flags. It's all among the stuff left behind by the dozen Moon-walking astronauts between 1969 and 1972. (more…)

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26Oct2019

World’s Fastest Supercomputer For Mega-Telescope Project

Researchers from ICRAR in Perth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US and Shanghai Astronomical Observatory in China used the world's most powerful supercomputer to process simulated observations of the early Universe. (more…)

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25Oct2019

Top 6 Amazing Places To Sleep Under The Stars

Would you think that there can be anything better than falling asleep under the stars? Some say: yes, sleeping under the stars in the world’s most luxurious places where you feel like you are in a billion-star accommodation.

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25Oct2019

5 Best Astronomy Books For Beginners

Have you ever watched the star on the night sky and wondered about what lies far beyond? If so, then you definitely need to get a book on astronomy and start stargazing more often. Here are the five best picks to get you started.

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25Oct2019

NASA’s Space Suit Gets an Upgrade

NASA's iconic spacesuits have received upgrades to make space exploration safer and more inclusive. Past missions and events have shown the need for a rehaul of suit technology — most recently, the all-female spacewalk that

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20Oct2019

Is a Nigerian Astronaut Lost in Space?

The words “Nigerian prince” raise red flags for many readers because they’ve become synonymous with a genre of scam known as a 4-1-9 or “advance fee fraud” scheme. Yet many people are still sucked in by these letters and emails. (more…)

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20Oct2019

Comets Etc. Could be Exporting Earth Life Out Into Space

A new study suggests that comets and asteroids that graze Earth's atmosphere might be responsible for the spread of life throughout the Universe. Pproponents of Panspermia have argued that life is distributed throughout our galaxy by comets, asteroids and space dust.

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20Oct2019

Orionid Meteor Shower 2019 Happening Now!

Thanks to Halley's Comet, it’s the annual peak of the Orionid meteor shower, one of the best times to see shooting stars in 2019. Space dust left in the solar system by Halley's Comet will slam into Earth’s atmosphere in the early hours of Monday morning. (more&helli

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20Oct2019

Scientists Want To Turn Asteroids Into Gas Stations

Scientists planning to start mining the moon as early as 2025 may soon shift their attention to other celestial bodies. Tere are about 1,000 asteroids closer to our planet than the Moon and which contain large amounts of the most precious resource: water. (more…)

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20Oct2019

Moon mining – Can Australia Take Part?

Mining the moon and Mars using autonomous robots is a pathway to prepare the way for future crewed missions, and human habitation. Australia is at the centre of the world’s most advanced mining industry innovation. (more…)

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20Oct2019

The First All-Female Spacewalk is a Success!

Jessica Meir and Christina Koch just wrapped up the first all-female spacewalk in history. Of course, this should have happened earlier this year, but there weren't enough properly-sized spacesuits on board the Space Station. (more…)

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