Archive of 2019 December

29Dec2019

The Most Incredible Scientific Discovery In History?

Scientists at the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have achieved quantum teleportation between two computer chips for the first time. THIS is the most mind-blowing story I have ever covered! (more…)

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29Dec2019

Is Betelgeuse About To Explode?

A ripple of excitement is passing through the community of astronomers, both amateur and professional, at reports that Betelgeuse has dimmed significantly over recent days. Is it revving up for a spectacular explosion? Maybe! (more…)

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29Dec2019

Experts Creating New Astronomy Signs For The Deaf

Most UK deaf people use British Sign Language, which has approx. 100 signs for astronomical concepts. Only in the last few years has the sign language for “black hole” been developed, a concept that scientists have discussed for decades. (more…)

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29Dec2019

Unopened Moon Dirt To Be Unwrapped Soon.

NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission, which landed humans on the moon in 1969. Six crewed landings between 1969 and 1972, during which astronauts collected 842 lbs. (382 kilograms) of moon soil and rocks. (more…)

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14Dec2019

New Addition: Kids Space/Sun Packs

NEW FOR CHRISTMAS 2019                 Well look what we've come up with! Robin here in our office has been playing around with a few ideas and based on what we constantly get asked for, she's put together a few very affordable astro/space packages for the young AND young at heart budding astronomer. (more…)

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14Dec2019

World’s Richest Man Sent Thousands Of Postcards To Space

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos posted a video on his official Twitter account to tout about the success of his self-funded space exploration company, Blue Origin. (more…)

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14Dec2019

Beer In Orbit: Why Space Is The Next Frontier For Alcohol

The idea of alcohol in space may seem outlandish, but a number of companies and organizations are ready to tap into some new opportunities. SpaceX have launched a 3-ton shipment to the Space Station of a mini brewery's malt house. (more…)

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14Dec2019

Apollo’s Charlie Duke To Send Messages To Space

When astronaut Charlie Duke walked on the Moon in April of 1972 during the Apollo 16 mission, he brought along a very personal memento with a message he wanted to leave behind. (more…)

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14Dec2019

Survival – Living Off The Land On Mars

Extending humanity to other worlds in the Solar System is at the very limits of our modern technology. And unless there are dramatic discoveries in new propulsion systems or we learn how to build everything out of carbon nanotubes. (more…)

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13Dec2019

Your Christmas Telescope Buying Guide

What’s number one on your Christmas list this year? Maybe a telescope? I get a lot of people asking me about the best telescope to buy, and the short answer is buy the dearest one you can afford and the one you will use the most. (more…)

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08Dec2019

Raining Diamonds on Saturn, and Other Weird Space Weather

System-wide weather exists in the form of solar storms; waves of electromagnetic particles blast off from the sun’s surface as solar flares and coronal mass ejections creating amazing planetary effects. (more…)

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07Dec2019

For Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos – Their Gift Is Space!

Billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are casting the fortunes they've spent on building new rockets to help humankind escape our home planet as a far greater legacy than funding more terrestrial good deeds. (more…)

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07Dec2019

How a Meteorite Hit Alabama Woman 65 Years Ago

Sixty-five years ago, a few days after Thanksgiving, Ann Hodges was snuggled up on the sofa in her Alabama home when a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite crashed through the ceiling and struck the left side of her body. (more…)

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07Dec2019

3 December Events Stargazers Won’t Want To Miss

December will bring not only the official start to Summer in Australia, but also the longest days of the year. And to delight of stargazers worldwide. Here are the top astronomy events to mark on your calendar. (more…)

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07Dec2019

Cancer Seems to Have Trouble Spreading in Microgravity

There are a number of health risks that come with going to space. Aside from the increased exposure to solar radiation and cosmic rays, there are the notable effects that microgravity can have on human physiology. (more…)

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07Dec2019

Soviet Moon Dust To Be Auctioned In Melbourne

Moon dust collected by the Soviet Union in 1970 could become one of the most expensive substances ever to be sold by weight, with Melbourne auctioneers hoping it will net more than $500,000 under the hammer this month. (more…)

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