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Gravity makes the Earth age slowly

by David, 15 June 2016 | 0 comments

It’s a science fiction horror story – a young astronaut takes a year-long mission closely orbiting a black hole. When he returns home, thousands of years have passed and everyone he has ever known has been dead for centuries. Is there a hint of truth to this terrifying tale? This imaginary astronaut’s story is a…

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Space weather on Friday the 13th News

by Jasmine, 13 March 2015 | 0 comments

Three images of explosions on the Sun.

Written by Beth Askham A minor geomagnetic storm was forecast for around midday (Australia time) Friday the 13 of March. The storm is a result of three solar flares from the Sun that occurred earlier this week. Looks like we’re in for some rough space weather!

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How the Global Positioning System (GPS) works Activity

by Pat, 28 November 2012 | 1 comments

A tree trunk with string tied around it and bundled at the base.

Time to head outdoors! This simple activity explains the basics of how the Global Positioning System (GPS) works.

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