Astronomy

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Starwatch: early risers can enjoy a Mercury morning
Copernicus never saw it, so the story goes, but here’s your chance to chase the elusive planet

Stuart Clark

18, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Cecil Rhodes was no benevolent reformer | Brief letters
Brief letters: Colonialism | ‘Economically inactive’ people | Alien life | Alpaca therapy | Greatest duels in film

Letters

12, Oct, 2021 @5:18 PM

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‘Waiting for a ghost’: the search for dark matter 1km under an Australian town
To study the stuff of the universe, you have to block it out, and that is exactly what a bold project in regional Victoria is trying to do

Tory Shepherd

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Starwatch: five-star Cassiopeia is a queen chained to her throne
Constellation represents boastful woman punished by Poseidon, and shares mythical roots with its neighbours

Stuart Clark

04, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Antony Hewish obituary
Radio astronomer who won the Nobel prize for physics for his role in the discovery of pulsars

Michael Rowan-Robinson

03, Oct, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Carolyn Shoemaker obituary
American astronomer, leading asteroid hunter and co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which crashed into Jupiter

Michael Rowan-Robinson

27, Sep, 2021 @5:46 PM

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Starwatch: catch a glimpse of the Andromeda galaxy as nights draw in
Vast collection of a trillion stars is farthest celestial object that can be seen with the unaided eye

Stuart Clark

27, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Readers reply: if the Earth were flat, how would our lives be different?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

26, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Can we talk to aliens? And should we colonise space? We ask the expert
Astrophysicist Jacco van Loon on the hunt for alien life, why logic can solve the climate crisis and what happens when the sun becomes a red giant

Coco Khan

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Starwatch: the arrival of autumn brings the lovely harvest moon
This is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, the day when the lengths of day and night are equal

Stuart Clark

20, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How to photograph the moon on your phone or camera with the right settings
Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of taking pictures of the moon

Carly Earl

20, Sep, 2021 @1:12 AM

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Spacewatch: James Webb telescope to launch in December
Successor to Hubble will be carried into space from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana atop an Ariane 5 rocket

Stuart Clark

17, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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