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SKA to invest R80bn per annum to develop astronomy skills in Africa

Eye Witness News 06 Dec 2022
Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Blade Nzimande, says this will be made possible through the SKA human resources development bursary programme ... .
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SKA to invest R80m per annum to develop astronomy skills in Africa

Eye Witness News 06 Dec 2022
Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Blade Nzimande, says this will be made possible through the SKA human resources development bursary programme ... .
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'NASA's Plan To Make JWST Data Immediately Available Will Hurt Astronomy'

Slashdot 06 Dec 2022
Wright is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University, where he is director of the Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center ... Losing this exclusivity would be really bad for astronomy and planetary science ... for JWST data is bad for astronomy.".
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Mysteries of Universe in Focus for South African Mega Telescope

The Epoch Times 06 Dec 2022
CARNARVON, South AfricaSouth African officials and scientists on Monday celebrated a milestone towards building the world’s largest radio astronomy instrument, which is co-hosted ...
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Hubble Spots Two Open Clusters. One is Also an Emission Nebula

Universe Today 06 Dec 2022
Open star clusters are groups of stars in loosely-bound gravitational associations. The stars are further apart than the stars in their cousins, the globular clusters. The weak gravity from the loose clusters means open clusters take on irregular shapes. They usually contain only a few thousand stars ... Image Credit. NASA/ESA ... Image Credit. NASA, ESA and G.
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SOFIA Fails to Find Phosphine in the Atmosphere of Venus, But the Debate Continues

Universe Today 06 Dec 2022
SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a 2.7-meter (106-inch) reflecting telescope ... NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) during a flight in 2010.
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Construction Begins on the Square Kilometer Array

Universe Today 06 Dec 2022
MeerKAT’s 64 dishes are already built on the South African site ... Credit. SKAO ... Pulsars ... HI ... All told, SKAO promises to usher in an exciting new era in radio astronomy. It’s still early days, and ‘first light’ is years away, but the sheer wealth of information SKAO will be able to collect when completed is enough to make any astronomy fan giddy ... .
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A space telescope, please – but a sustainable one, if possible

Technology Org 06 Dec 2022
It is one of the great questions of humanity. “Are we alone in the universe?” Our generation is the first to have the technology capable of finding life on other planets. But at the same time, we are the generation facing the greatest challenge in history. keeping the Earth habitable for our civilisation ... Image credit. ETH Zurich ... Here’s my example ... ....
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Largest potentially hazardous asteroid detected in 8 years

Technology Org 06 Dec 2022
Twilight observations spot 3 large near-Earth objects lurking in the inner solar system. Twilight observations with the Dark Energy Camera at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a program of the -supported , have enabled astronomers to spot three near-Earth asteroids, or NEAs, hiding in the glare of the sun ... Image credit ... Source..
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HOROSCOPE FOR DECEMBER 6

Idaho State Journal 06 Dec 2022
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Evaluate your current situation and consider what you can do to stabilize your life. Establish boundaries, and make your voice heard regarding your terms and what you are capable of and willing to do this year ... .
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GPS: Everything you need to know about the space-based technology keeping us on track

Space 06 Dec 2022
We GPS all the time but how does it work and why was it invented? Here we explore this vital space-based technology ....
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Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft aced its test flight but still hasn't tested life support

Space 06 Dec 2022
The life-support system for generating livable conditions inside the Orion capsule is not being fully tested during the spaceship's debut uncrewed mission Artemis 1 ....
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Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft on track for return to Earth after moon flyby

Space 06 Dec 2022
Orion is on track to return home, where it will splash down in the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 11, if all goes according to plan ....
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NASA's Plan to Make JWST Data Immediately Available Will Hurt Astronomy

Scientific American 05 Dec 2022
By releasing astronomers’ data before they’ve had a chance to analyze the information, NASA will make research less fair and equitable ... .
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Scientists hope the world's largest telescope will unlock secrets of the universe

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 05 Dec 2022
More than 100,000 antennas will be built across 74 kilometres of WA's outback as part of the $3 billion project to better understand the universe ... .

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