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Classed as a potentially hazardous object, an asteroid about 2 kilometres in size will pass Earth tonight, 6.3 million kilometres away from the planet.Read more from www.abc.net.au
Rug up, set your alarm clock and get ready to see the Eta Aquariid meteor put on one of the best sky shows over Australia this week.Read more from www.abc.net.au
Fewer than 250 people have been on the International Space Station but Mission Impossible actor Tom Cruise looks set to become one of them, in part to "inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists".Read more from www.abc.net.au
NASA is calling tonight's full moon a supermoon. Not everyone agrees, but it is a great opportunity to catch a lovely photo.Read more from www.abc.net.au
Join astronomer Fred Watson for a spectacular guided tour of the Moon.Read more from ABC News
Bright, bold and ethereal - the sight of May's supermoon rising behind world landmarks will take your breath away.Read more from www.abc.net.au
The discovery of hypnotic rhythms pulsating from an enigmatic group of delta Scuti stars is music to astronomers.Read more from www.abc.net.au
NASA sets the stage for a global debate over the basic principles governing how humans will live and work on the Moon, releasing the main tenets of an international pact for Moon exploration called the Artemis Accords.Read more from www.abc.net.au
Scientists believe that for the first time they have been able to observe - within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star - a planet in the process of being born.Read more from www.abc.net.au
Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:
Scientists believe that for the first time they have been able to observe - within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star - a planet in the process of being born.
Great and valuable news.
However, I cannot help thinking that a telescope in Chile is critically dependent on air travel as may never be the same again.
Its not just that individual seating will be substantially more expensive (spacing of passengers) it will never again enjoy the economies of scale created by vast numbers of people in cattle-class.