Archive of 2019 November

17Nov2019

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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16Nov2019

Hello From Earth: The Story Of Australia’s First Interstellar Message

What would you say to an alien civilisation far, far away? "Greetings from a girl on Earth who, every so often, looks up at the night sky and waves hello in the hope that someone on another planet is doing the same."

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16Nov2019

A Spacecraft To Examine Alien Planet’s Atmospheres

NASA announced last week that it will contribute to a European Space Agency mission scheduled to launch in 2028. The spacecraft, called ARIEL (for Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey). (more…)

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16Nov2019

UN to Appoint Space Ambassador to Greet Alien Visitors

Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, is set to be tasked with co-ordinating humanity’s response if and when extraterrestrials make contact. Aliens who asked: “Take me to your leader” would be directed to Mrs Othman. (more…)

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16Nov2019

The Milky Way’s Black Hole Kicked A Star Out Of Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a star speeding through our galaxy at more than 3,728,227 mph. And in 100 million years, it will leave the Milky Way for good. But where did it come from and why is it in such a hurry to leave? (more…)

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16Nov2019

How Could We Find A Wormhole Hiding In The Milky Way?

A wormhole is a hypothetical concept that connects two separate areas of space-time. But if the Milky Way has one, we might be able to detect it by looking for oddly orbiting stars near it. (more…)

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15Nov2019

Astronomers Fear Musk Satellites May Ruin Views Of Heavens

Last Star I See Tonight? is it possible? As entrepreneurs eye space as the next location for internet infrastructure, astronomers worry the night sky may never look the same. (more…)

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10Nov2019

Calls For A Mars Research Station In Arkaroola South Australia

It is unlikely that humans will call Mars home anytime soon, but researchers think the arid outback could help give us a clearer understanding of how to survive on the Red Planet.

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09Nov2019

7 Common Astronomy Myths Exposed and Explained

There are a lot of myths circulating about astronomy and the great expanse beyond Earth’s gravity. Here, we explore 7 common myths and explain the reality behind the myth. (more…)

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09Nov2019

Everything We Know About The Universe’s Shape Might Be Wrong

Everything we think we know about the shape of the universe could be wrong. Instead of being flat like a bedsheet, our universe may be curved, like a massive, inflated balloon, according to a new study. (more…)

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09Nov2019

China’s Simulated Weightlessness Experiment For Long-Term Space Travel

Thirty-six healthy male volunteers lay on beds with their heads low and feet high for 90 days for an experiment to simulate weightlessness that will pave the way for Chinese astronauts' long-term stay in space. (more…)

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09Nov2019

First Child Born In Space Will Equal Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gagarin

HUMANS looking back at the history of spaceflight hundreds of years from now will remember three names: Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong and the first child born in space, a space expert has said. (more…)

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03Nov2019

Who Was Galileo??

Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei provided a number of scientific insights that laid the foundation for future scientists and a tool to work with. (more…)

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03Nov2019

CONFIRMED: Earth-Like Planet Found in Our Closest Star System

  European Southern Observatory (ESO) officials have finally confirmed that they have discovered a new exoplanet candidate named Proxima b inside the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri .

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03Nov2019

Breakthrough Listen and NASA Join To Look for Signs of ET

This week, the non-profit research organization Breakthrough Listen announced that it was entering into a partnership with scientists from the NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. (more…)

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03Nov2019

Skylon’s SABRE Engine Passes a Big Test

The UK aerospace company Reaction Engine Ltd was founded for the express purpose of creating engines that would lead to space-planes capable of horizontal take-off and landing and very high speeds. Sydney to LA in 3 hours? (more…)

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