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Review: AppMonday: NASA Viz

There’s never not a reason to look up in the sky and wonder just what’s up there, but NASA’s latest little app lets the experts help you out with that, informing you on a regular basis with the answers to that question....

NASA lets astro-addicts print their own piece of space

It’s highly unlikely you’ll ever get to own that piece of moon rock — and from what we recall, also highly illegal, depending on where you live. But hey, at least you can print parts of the moon, with NASA releasing 3D models for people to print from....

New telescope lets you see the stars from anywhere, even the back of a truck

There’s an amateur astronomer inside so many, and for those lucky enough to work at NASA, ASRI (our Australian equivalent), or the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex, maybe even a professional one. But if that’s not you, and you’re merely an amateur, it might be time to step up to a big telescope to better see the heavens....

Gaze at the stars at lunch with Google Sky

In Sydney, it's cold, miserable, and wet outside. Melbourne? Not much better. Perth is a little nicer, but if you're sick of gazing at the dreary day on your lunch break, why not check out the sky beyond the clouds....

Venus passes by the Sun for a once-in-a-lifetime shot

Unless you've been living in a cave void of all light, sound, and access to a news source, Venus is currently making a swing in Earth's view, but only if you look at the Sun. We all know that the Sun is bright and very dangerous to look at, so we've cut the middle-man out and are showing you what we're seeing, as well as how we did it....

Canon re-rigs the 60D for the stargazers among us

Canon's enthusiast digital SLR range last received an update in 2010 with the 60D, an 18 megapixel shooter with a 3 inch multi-angel screen. While we've yet to see a 70D, Canon has seen fit to release an update to its almost two year old camera....