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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan The man who made Einstein world-famous It is hard to imagine a time when Albert Einstein’s name was not recognised around the world. But even after he finished his theory of relativity in 1915, … Continue reading

Posted in June 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan First ever black hole image released Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. It was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a … Continue reading

Posted in May 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter’s storms This beautiful picture of Jupiter was assembled from three separate images acquired by Nasa’s Juno spacecraft as it made another of its close passes of the gas … Continue reading

Posted in April 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan How NASA’s Curiosity Rover Weighed a Mountain on Mars With a bit of technical improvisation, scientists worked out that the bedrock of Mount Sharp appeared to be less dense than had been expected. For … Continue reading

Posted in March 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Saturn’s spectacular rings are ‘very young’ The end phases of the Cassini mission should yield new information about Saturn’s interior. We’re looking at Saturn at a very special time in the history of the … Continue reading

Posted in February 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan China’s Chang’e-4 Launches on Mission to the Moon’s Far Side China is aiming to go where no one has gone before: the far side of the moon. A rocket carrying the Chang’e-4 lunar lander … Continue reading

Posted in January 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Parker Solar Probe: Nasa’s Sun mission smashes records America’s audacious mission to “touch the Sun” has now got nearer to our star than any previous human-made object. The Parker Solar Probe passed the current … Continue reading

Posted in December 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Saul Moroz, My Friend

by David Kaplan AAAP lost a longtime member, Saul Moroz. He loved our club. He loved its members and he loved our beautiful science, astronomy. About ten years ago something sparked my interest in astronomy. My wife, Arlene, knew Saul … Continue reading

Posted in November 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Nasa ‘fixes’ Hubble malfunction Nasa believes it has fixed a malfunction with the Hubble telescope which threatened to limit the orbiting observatory’s performance. Earlier this month, one of Hubble’s gyros – needed to point … Continue reading

Posted in November 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Rocket woman: How to cook curry and get a spacecraft into Mars orbit This picture of women at India’s space agency celebrating the Mars orbit went viral. Can you guide a spacecraft into orbit … Continue reading

Posted in October 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft reaches cosmic ‘diamond’ A Japanese spacecraft has arrived at its target – an asteroid shaped like a diamond or, according to some, a spinning top…more Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With … Continue reading

Posted in September 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment