Post Tagged with: "Space"

NASA announces press conference over new exoplanet findings

February 21, 2017 3:10 pm
NASA announces press conference over new exoplanet findings

NASA has a major exoplanet announcement to make later this week. Photo / 123rf NASA says it has some big news to tell the world. The leading space agency has announced a press conference to take place on Thursday morning AEST to present new findings on planets that orbit stars […]

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NASA stunning image of Jupiter’s south pole

February 19, 2017 6:40 pm
NASA stunning image of Jupiter’s south pole

NASA’s Juno spacecraft soared directly over Jupiter’s south pole when JunoCam acquired this image on February 2. Photo / NASA This Nasa image shows an incredibly detailed picture of the surface of Jupiter taken by the Juno spacecraft. It was taken on February 2, 2017 as the probe flew directly […]

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NASA revives ‘weird life forms’ trapped inside crystals for 60,000 years, raising hopes of finding alien organisms in space

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NASA revives ‘weird life forms’ trapped inside crystals for 60,000 years, raising hopes of finding alien organisms in space

Researcher Mario Corsalini stands by giant gypsum rosette crystals in the Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico. Photo / AP Lifeforms which have been living inside crystals for up to 60,000 years have been revived by NASA, raising hopes that alien organisms could be found in extreme environments on other planets. […]

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India breaks global record in single-day satellite launch

February 15, 2017 7:00 pm
India breaks global record in single-day satellite launch

People watch the launch of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) on the island of Sriharikota, India, February 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Indian Space Research Organization says it has “successfully” launched more than 100 satellites into orbit aboard a single rocket, setting a […]

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What it’s like to spend a year pretending to live on Mars

February 11, 2017 10:30 pm
What it’s like to spend a year pretending to live on Mars

Six scientists crammed into this dome for a year to see what it would be like to live on Mars. Photo / AP Living on Mars would be extremely difficult and very few people understand that better than Carmel Johnston. The environmental scientist for NASA spent a year living inside […]

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Donald Trump administration preparing US to ‘explore entire solar system’

November 23, 2016 9:00 am
Donald Trump administration preparing US to ‘explore entire solar system’

Jet in Carina: Composed of gas and dust, the pillar resides in a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. (Photo and caption via hubblesite.org) The administration of US President-elect Donald Trump is planning to reduce NASA’s activities on climate change […]

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Two great astronauts return from China’s longest-ever space mission

November 18, 2016 12:00 pm
Two great astronauts return from China’s longest-ever space mission

Two Chinese astronauts have successfully returned to the Earth from China’s longest manned space mission to date. China’s Shenzhou 11 space capsule landed in the northern region of Inner Mongolia on Friday, after detaching from the Tiangong 2 space laboratory and heading home Thursday. “The Tiangong 2 and Shenzhou 11 […]

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Amazing bright shining supermoon lights up skies worldwide

November 15, 2016 6:27 pm
Amazing bright shining supermoon lights up skies worldwide

The supermoon shining above the Persepolis remains, also known as Takht-e Jamshid on November 14, 2016. The ceremonial capital of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, dating back 2,500 years, is located in Fars Province, southern Iran. (Photo by IRNA) A bright shining supermoon illuminated the skies around the world on Monday […]

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Skywatchers to be treated to biggest Supermoon in 70 years

November 14, 2016 12:30 pm
Skywatchers to be treated to biggest Supermoon in 70 years

The brightest moon in almost 69 years will be lighting up the night sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon, known as the supermoon, will reach its zenith in Asia and the South Pacific on Monday night. It will then reach its most […]

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Luxembourg to protect future space mining resources

November 13, 2016 12:22 pm
Luxembourg to protect future space mining resources

File photo of the Vesta asteroid (Via NASA) Luxembourg has adopted draft legislation granting private space mining companies rights towards extraterrestrial resources which they may extract in the future.   “The legal framework we put in place is perfectly in line with the Outer Space Treaty, meaning that our law […]

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Kiwi scientists reveal the universe in glorious technicolour with incredible new images

October 27, 2016 2:30 am
Kiwi scientists reveal the universe in glorious technicolour with incredible new images

Kiwi scientists have helped reveal the universe in glorious technicolour, with incredible new images reflecting on one of the widest-ever radio wave surveys of space yet. The new survey, assisted by Victoria University researchers, has produced a new catalogue of 300,000 galaxies. The data behind the Galactic and Extragalactic All-sky […]

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Billionaire tech entrepreneur, SpaceX Elon Musk outlines vision to colonize Mars

September 28, 2016 5:18 am
Billionaire tech entrepreneur, SpaceX Elon Musk outlines vision to colonize Mars

A concept image of a space ship nearing the planet Mars (SpaceX) Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined an ambitious plan for a fully reusable transportation system that will take 100 people to Mars with a $200,000-ticket. SpaceX’s chief announced on Tuesday that his company has plans to build […]

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Spacecraft Rosetta to crash into Comet 67P on September 30 after 12-year space mission

September 19, 2016 5:45 am
Spacecraft Rosetta to crash into Comet 67P on September 30 after 12-year space mission

Scientists will try to land the Rosetta spacecraft on Comet 67P at the end of this month after a 12-year chase. An engineer involved with the Rosetta spacecraft says he’s excited about the prospect of seeing it crashed into a comet – even though it means killing off his creation. […]

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End of the world? Doomsday believers predict the apocalypse is upon Earth

July 29, 2016 4:41 pm
End of the world? Doomsday believers predict the apocalypse is upon Earth

Is today the day that the world ends? Photo/iStock It’s the end of the world as we know it? Or is it? This might just be one of the last things you ever read if you believe the doomsayers who believe the end of the world is nigh. No, really. […]

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SpaceX launches space station docking port

July 18, 2016 9:00 am
SpaceX launches space station docking port

The SpaceX Falcon rocket at its launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Photo / AP SpaceX has launched a critical space station docking port for astronauts. An unmanned Falcon rocket streaked through the early morning darkness of Florida local time, carrying 2267kg of supplies for the International Space Station. Besides the […]

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