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Space / Astronomy August 2010 Archive


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Fundamental Theory of Black Holes Challenged

Monday August 30, 2010
Whether you are taking an advanced course in stellar astrophysics or an introductory course in astronomy, you learn that one of the fundamental tenets of stellar evolution is that main ... Read More

Vote to Determine the "Wake-up" Music For the Final Shuttle Missions

Thursday August 26, 2010
It's being billed as a sort of "American Idol" style competition. NASA has setup a website where you van vote for your favorite songs to be played during the final ... Read More

Possible Asteroid Impact Coming in 2182

Monday August 23, 2010
The threat of a significant impact has been on the minds of astronomers for decades. There have been movies of varying quality made on the subject. However, the actual danger ... Read More

New Hubble Galaxy Image - Image of the Week

Wednesday August 18, 2010
One of the reasons that I love astronomy is that sometimes the things we find escape comprehension. For instance, this edition of my Image of the Week column focuses on ... Read More

Find Other habitable Planets or Face Extinction, Says Stephen Hawking

Monday August 16, 2010
In the future man will explore distant worlds, and create new Earths on rocks orbiting other Suns. At least, that's the future laid out in most science fiction novels. But ... Read More

Spacequakes Felt on Earth - Video of the Week

Thursday August 12, 2010
As we've seen over the last couple years, earthquakes can have a devastating effect on entire cities. Now, it appears that a similar phenomenon has been detected coming from space. ... Read More

Space Shuttles Not Done Yet

Tuesday August 10, 2010
Were you one of the lucky ones hoping to get a space shuttle of your very own once they retire? O.k., probably not. But there are several museums in the ... Read More

Watch the Skies August 12 For Planetary Alignment and Meteor Shower

Monday August 9, 2010
August 12 will bring the annual Perseid meteor shower, and it should be a good one. With the Moon absent in the late night hours, the viewing should be spectacular. ... Read More

Did the New Kepler Satellite Really Discover 100s of New Exoplanets? No, Actually.

Friday August 6, 2010
Media outlets across the globe have been claiming this summer that the much awaited data from the Kepler Observatory, launched in 2009, has revealed 100s new exoplanets. Problem is, it ... Read More

Happy Birthday Neil Armstrong

Thursday August 5, 2010
It was 80 years ago today that Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He is known best for the immortal words that he spoke as he became the first person ... Read More

Dr. Dre to Produce Hip Hop Record... About the Planets

Thursday August 5, 2010
Yes, you read that headline correctly. During an interview with Vibe Magazine the hip hop mogul revealed that he is working on an instrumental album that will encapsulate the essence ... Read More

Claims of a Near Pass With Mars Later This Month Are False

Wednesday August 4, 2010
Do you ever receive emails from friends (or strangers for that matter) that include incredible tails of hope, humor or just plain nonsense? Of course you do. I get them ... Read More

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