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Australia’s national science agency CSIRO has been selected to provide maintenance and operational support for the European Space Agency’s deep space tracking station at New Norcia in Western Australia.

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The first homes outside Europe claimed to utilise blockchain technology for power will be completed in a new housing development in Australia in September this year.

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Tesla installer Natural Solar is claiming a Sydney family has saved 92% on electricity bills in the past 12 months with the installation of a Tesla Powerall battery system, paying only $178.71 for electricity for the year.

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Australia had plenty of moon units gazing up at Earth's major orbiter early this morning, as a red, dead moondemption eclipsed the threat of ash - but wasn't able to overcome view-marring cloudy weather for some.

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Tuesday, 23 March 2010 01:50

Gold mine of an exoplanet: Corot-9b

Astronomers are studying a planet called Corot-9b, which is about 1,500 light years from Earth, that they say will be studied in great detail because it is very similar to our planets in the Solar System. They think it might be reveal a "gold mine" of information.

 

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NASA announced on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, that its original Cassini-Huygens mission to explore Saturn and its moons will be extended to 2017. A NASA official calls the information returned from the mission 'eye popping.'

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Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:15

Hubble may have seen collision of two asteroids

The NASA Hubble Space Telescope may have photographed the debris left over after two asteroids collided. Although such asteroid-asteroid smashups do happen in the Solar System, such a collision has never been seen before by anyone on Earth.

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The U.S. space agency NASA is considering three possible locations for its third mission into the solar system as part of its triple-mission New Frontiers program. The SAGE spacecraft may go to the planet Venus, OSIRIS-REx to an asteroid, or MoonRise to the Moon.

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Two NASA Voyager spacecraft are flying near the edge of the solar system. According to U.S./Russian scientists, the spacecraft have discovered that the 'solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist.'

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THE NASA spacecraft IBEX is making a map of the edge of the heliosphere, the magnetic boundary formed by the solar wind and interstellar matter at the edge of the solar system. Unexpectedly, IBEX imaged a "bright, winding ribbon of unknown origin" that goes about 80% away around the solar system.

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Thursday, 11 June 2009 18:34

Inner solar system might go bonkers, maybe

According to computer simulations by astronomers at the Paris Observatory, in the worst-case scenario, one of the inner planets, either Mercury, Venus, or Mars, could collide with Earth in just over three billion years.

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February 24, 2009 marks the time to see a rare glimpse of the moons Titan, Mimas, Dione, and Enceladus move across the face of their mother planet Saturn. As an added treat, see Comet Lulin streak across this same darkened sky only a few degrees away from Saturn.

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According to a new theory (which some are calling 'radical') by U.S. astronomer Brad Hansen, the two larger inner planets of our Solar System (Earth and Venus) formed first and the leftover materials came together to form the two smaller inner planets (Mercury and Mars).

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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 05:54

NASA's five-year mission to Jupiter proceeds

US space agency NASA has announced it is "officially moving forward" on Juno, an "extremely energy efficient" mission to put a spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:39

NASA launches mission to map edge of solar system

On Sunday, October 19, 2008, NASA launched its Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission for a two-year mission to image the outer boundary of our solar system with interstellar space. Such an image has never before been seen!

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The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) will be webcast on October 19, 2008, as it is deployed from a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar airplane and then launched on a Pegasus rocket over the Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific Ocean.

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Thursday, 02 October 2008 21:54

NASA IBEX to see edge of Solar System

The NASA Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) is scheduled to liftoff on October 19, 2008, for its two-year mission to image the boundary of our solar system with interstellar space.

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A new type of solar panel, called SLIVER Cell photovoltaic technology, is much less costly than traditional solar panels, while still being able to maintain performance and efficiency when in the shadow of the Sun. It could someday provide cheap electrical power to households around the world.

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A planet similar to the size of Earth and a planet like Venus recently collided and were destroyed as they orbited around the star BD+20°307 in a mature solar system like our own. It is being called “the ultimate extinction event.”

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