If you’re at all interested in astronomy or space exploration then I’m sure you’ve heard of Patrick Moore and his show the Sky at Night.  The shows has been around for a staggering 55 years and has captivated generations of star gazers – me included.   Last April to celebrate the anniversary, Patrick selected 55… Read Article →

NASA’s incredible Curiosity rover sure is being kept busy, not only is it exploring the surface of Mars but now it’s an interplanetary broadcaster.  I’m referring of course to it’s broadcast of the will.i.am song – the first time that the human voice has been broadcast from another planet. However the serious business is building… Read Article →

Are you struggling with debts that you are unable to pay after building that DIY observatory in you garden? If so, you may have thought about Kompressor instead of spending the money on a big expensive observatory. While this can work out well in the end, before you do so, you need to learn how… Read Article →

I think that most of us here can agree on one simple premise, the space program gives us a number of break throughs and inventions that are not directly related with its usualy tenents of exploring space and showing the rest of the universe what the human race is all about. One of the real… Read Article →

The fabulous Curiosity Rover sent by NASA to explore the surface of Mars has started it’s trek to a location over 400 metres away.  The journey will not be the quickest taking several weeks but the journey is not it’s first have managed two previous small drives without problems.  The target is a feature they… Read Article →

Virgin Galactic, which is optimistic about  offering orbital human spaceflights, also has plans of launching suborbital space science missions, providing suborbital spaceflights that are specially designed  for space tourists and launching small orbital satellites. This company gives its spacecraft more altitude and speed in the initial stages as compared to that of the ground because… Read Article →

I don’t think there is any doubt that NASA is experiencing one of their most dramatic period of change in the history of the organization.  To start, the Space Shuttle, a staple of the United States efforts in space has been virtually scrapped for all time.  As of today, the country and NASA itself does… Read Article →

It definitely sounds llike something fictional from an episode of Star Trek but the Oort cloud is a very real phenomenon.  It actually consists of a huge number of ice like objects which extend far beyond the orbit of Neptune and even the Kuiper belt.  No one is quite sure how big the Oort cloud… Read Article →

An Asteroid is an object made primarily of rock or metal which can be found orbiting the Sun in a belt called unsurprisingly – the asteroid belt.  It’s located between Mars and Jupiter.  Many of  the asteroids are really quite big – in fact Ceres has a diameter of nearly 600 miles – they are… Read Article →

For anyone who knows any scientist, they will tell you that they have seen the scientists with some flashy drive some flashy cars. Have you ever asked yourself how and why scientists drive such flashy cars, well the truth is that most scientists buy these cars and do not lease them. If you are wondering… Read Article →

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