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  1. News - World - ASTRONOMY

    Real-life 'Tatooine' planet orbiting two suns is discovered

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 09:14am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... website was created in 2010 to encourage amateur astronomers to identify planets outside our solar system, using data from the US space agency Nasa’s Kepler space telescope. Kepler, launched in March 2009, is Nasa’s first mission in search of earth-like planets orbiting stars similar to our sun. The discovery of PH1 was made available online on Monday at the site arxiv.org and has been ...

  2. News - World - OBITUARY

    TV astronomer Patrick Moore dies aged 89

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... swallowing a fly on air. He was also involved in the lunar mapping in the run-up to the Nasa Apollo missions. "My own research- mapping the Moon- now belongs to the past, and my role, if I have ...

  3. News - World

    Astronomers and amateurs brace for a year of comets and close asteroids

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... but the risk was lowered after more observations. Even so, for April 13, 2036, "there is still a tiny chance of an impact," says Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which puts the risk at about one in 250,000. Seeking clues, Nasa's deep-space radars at Goldstone, in California's Mojave desert, and at Arecibo in Puerto Rico will be scanning Apophis, which on January ...

  4. Astronomy major blastoff

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit The University of Hong Kong will offer the city's first major in astronomy from September. During the three-year course, an eight-month internship would allow students to work with leading researchers at Nasa in the United States, dean of the science faculty Kwok Sun said. 'We have connections with many Nasa researchers and there will be opportunities ...

  5. An alien view of our humble place in space

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with a mixture of astonishment and scepticism. Last week, Nasa researchers supported that theory by finding evidence that suggests nucleobases- the building blocks of genetic material- do exist ... we now know that water, that basic element for biological forms, exists everywhere in cold, dark space. Just as astonishing, Nasa's space-based telescope Kepler has found serious ...

  6. Glittering award for the bright lights of science

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip and Jennifer Lo An astrophysicist and a Nasa scientist who uncovered the origin of the universe's brightest known source are among the winners of this year's Shaw Prize, ... had a single winner. US-based researchers continued to dominate all categories. Enrico Costa of the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics and Gerald Fishman, the chief scientist at Nasa ...

  7. Named for the god of war

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Mars can be seen without a telescope. It is brighter than Venus. It has two moons, Phobos and Deimos. Scientists think the moons might have been asteroids. In the news Nasa's Phoenix ... of its main goals is to find out whether the ice ever melted. Nasa decided to make the mission longer. It will go on till the end of the year, if Phoenix can survive. now do this Can you ...

  8. Lifestyle - News

    Q&A: Astronomers Jewitt, Luu on winning Shaw Prize and science as culture

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:11pm by Christy Choi

    ... about Nasa and realised that I don’t want to be an astronaut. It’s a very constraining profession. It’s not like 9-to-5 where you can do whatever you want after. it’s a long-term programme. You have to buy into everything that Nasa says, and do everything that Nasa tells you to do. It’s not like you don’t like working for this mission, you go and work for another mission. It’s a bit ...

  9. Comets credited with first waves of life

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... scientist visiting HKU suggested that life itself could have come from space. Max Bernstein, deputy chief of the space science and astrobiology division at Nasa's Ames Research Centre, told ...

  10. Mercury

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... They called it Apollo in the morning and Hermes in the evening. Earth visitors In 1973 and 1974, Nasa's Mariner 10 visited Mercury and mapped under half its surface. This year Messenger has ...




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