Month: July 2020

  • Mars 2020 opposition

    Mars 2020 opposition

    2020_Mars In October 2020 Mars will be roughly the closest it gets to Earth. This close approach is call an “opposition” and means that the Earth and Mars are on the same side of the Sun. This happens about once every two years. Here’s a great and detailed overview of this event.   THE 2020-2021 PERIHELIC…

  • NASA Jupiter probe images huge moon Ganymede like never before

    NASA Jupiter probe images huge moon Ganymede like never before

      NASA Jupiter probe images huge moon Ganymede like never before (photos)   NASA’s Juno Jupiter probe has captured unprecedented views of the largest moon in the solar system. During a close flyby of Jupiter on Dec. 26, 2019, Juno mapped the north polar regions of the icy satellite Ganymede in infrared light, something no…

  • China’s successful launch of Mars mission seals global era in deep-space exploration

    China’s successful launch of Mars mission seals global era in deep-space exploration

    China’s successful launch of Mars mission seals global era in deep-space exploration   Tianwen-1 is the second of three spacecraft set to take off this month for the red planet. A Chinese spacecraft is on its way to Mars after launching successfully from Hainan Island in southern China. The mission — named Tianwen-1, which means…

  • NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Comprehensive Systems Test

    NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Comprehensive Systems Test

      NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Comprehensive Systems Test   Are we  getting close to the launch of the James Webb Space telescopes? Now that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has been assembled into its final form, testing teams seized the unique opportunity to perform a critical software and electrical analysis on the entire…

  • The biggest flipping challenge in quantum computing

    The biggest flipping challenge in quantum computing

      The biggest flipping challenge in quantum computing   To realize their dreams, developers must learn to tame the noise that jostles their machines’ delicate quantum bits. In October 2019, researchers at Google announced to great fanfare that their embryonic quantum computer had solved a problem that would overwhelm the best supercomputers. Some said the…

  • Stream of local stars formed in another galaxy is evidence of The Milky Way’s violent history

    Stream of local stars formed in another galaxy is evidence of The Milky Way’s violent history

      A Vast Stream of Flowing Stars Is Evidence of The Milky Way’s Violent History   Using data from the Gaia Milky Way mapping survey, astronomers have discovered a vast stream of stars that they believe are the remnants of a massive dwarf galaxy that got dragged into the galactic disc before being torn apart.…

  • Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Can Be Seen With Naked Eye

    Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Can Be Seen With Naked Eye

      Neowise Comet C/2020 F3 Can Be Seen With Naked Eye   Just in time as a follow up from our recent podcast on comets – here’s a new one! Neowise comet can be seen from Earth without a telescope A rare celestial sight for people across the world at the moment – a comet…

  • Australian Space Agency funds locally-designed space suits

    Australian Space Agency funds locally-designed space suits

      Australian Space Agency funds locally-designed space suits Congratulations to Mars Society Australia member, Dr James Waldie for receiving funding from the Australia Space Agency to help develop  the next generation of space suits in a major international collaboration involving NASA and the European Space Agency. The $844,000 Australian Space Agency grant will develop three types…

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