Tag Archives: Astronomy

30Mar/17

NASA Mars satellite moves to avoid hitting planet’s moon

NASA satellite orbiting Mars fires its engine to avoid collision with one of the planet’s two small moons.
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10Feb/17

Moon much older than previously thought

A UCLA-led research team reports that the moon is at least 40 to 140 million years older than previously thought.

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13Dec/16

UK scientists search for life on Mars evidence

A unique mass spectrometry suite at an English university is at the centre of a bid by scientists to find evidence of life on Mars, as Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

15Nov/16

The super moon rising over New York City

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From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers admired the supermoon – the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades – as it made its way across the skies.
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15Nov/16

Supermoon shines from east to west

From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon – the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades – as it made its way across the skies. Continue reading

15Nov/16

Kenya’s travelling telescope brings Supermoon even closer

On Monday (November 14) Kenyan astronomer, Susan Murabana set up her telescope at a remote village in the Rift Valley to see the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades. Murabana takes her telescope to various parts of the country to teach people about the stars and planets. Her initiative is also aimed at getting more children interested in science.

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03Nov/16

NASA completes critical test of James Webb Space Telescope

Engineers and technicians working on a new generation space telescope, the James Webb Telescope, complete critical tests on how the new instrument will perform in space.

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31Aug/16
The Allen Telescope Array

Curious radio signal stirs talk of extraterrestrials

A curious radio signal picked up by a Russian telescope is probably not a transmission from an extraterrestrial civilization, the SETI Institute says.

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28Sep/15

Scientists find evidence of recent water flows on Mars – study

NASA scientists say they’re still trying to figure out the chemistry and source of the water on the red planet, the discovery has them now rethinking whether Mars can support present day microbial life.
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