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Perseid meteor shower to light up night sky this week
This year's event should benefit from the presence of a new moon, which offers the ideal dark conditions for viewing the show
Astronomy
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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Nuclear apocalypse or nanotech invasions could reveal alien life
Instead of seeking living aliens, ET hunters suggest looking for alien civilisations that have wiped themselves out through technology
Astronomy
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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New Research Explores Why The Universe Is Dying
A study by the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) project measured energy output of more than 200,000 galaxies. The findings show the galaxies are half as strong as they were 2 billion years ago.
Astronomy
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015, 10:51am
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Pluto: ten things we now know about the dwarf planet
With the immediate excitement of the Pluto flyby behind us, here are the ten most important things we now know about this fascinating world
Astronomy
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015, 9:53am
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An Astronomer's Paradise, Chile May Be the Best Place on Earth to Enjoy a Starry Sky
Chile's northern coast offers an ideal star-gazing environment with its lack of precipitation, clear skies and low-to-zero light pollution
Astronomy
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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How Pluto's most spectacular image was made—and nearly lost
Science goes behind the scenes as five scientists work through the night to make the best image of Pluto the world had ever seen
Astronomy
Source: Science
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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Telescope spots galaxy refueling in the early universe
Early stars thought to blast out star-forming material. Find shows how galaxies restock
Astronomy
Source: Science
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
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Russian Billionaire Donates $100 Million In Search For E.T.
Russian billionaire, Yuri Milner, has donated $100 million to the search for E.T. or extraterrestrial life.
Astronomy
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
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​"Epic" Earth pic from a million miles away
The image from a new satellite has even the president tweeting with excitement; NASA says there's more where that came from
Astronomy
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
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Rare view of black hole in "bull's-eye" eruption
Rings of X-ray light flare and fade around an active black hole in stunning new observations by NASA's Swift space telescope
Astronomy
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
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Philae may have moved – and Rosetta will start to look south
Philae has stopped phoning home and its parents are worried. Meanwhile, communication is getting more complicated as the Rosetta orbiter moves on to the comet's south
Astronomy
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
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NASA Zooms In On Pluto, For Closest Views Yet
New images of Pluto are beginning to arrive from NASA's space probe, and they're already allowing scientists to update what we know about the dwarf planet.
Astronomy
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015, 9:03am
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Here’s the Best View of Pluto We’ve Ever Seen
The image shows three regions on Pluto, some darker than the others
Astronomy
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
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How NASA Used X-Rays to Pinpoint a Distant Star
And made this stunning picture
Astronomy
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
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Here’s a Look at Saturn’s Most Tortured Moon
The ice world Tethys has had a very hard life, as a new image from the Cassini spacecraft shows.
Astronomy
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
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So a 15-Year-Old Intern Has Discovered a New Planet. What’s Your Excuse?
Amazing what interns can do besides fetch coffee and make trips to the mail room
Astronomy
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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Our exploration of the solar system is just getting started
Pluto might be the final stop on NASA's Grand Tour, but our visit marks the start of a new wave of exploration of the myriad worlds in our neighbourhood
Astronomy
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
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Supernova prized by astronomers begins to fade from view
A stellar explosion known as SN 1987A is a favourite among astronomers as it is one of the closest to Earth, but it is now disappearing
Astronomy
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
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Green light for Magellan super-scope
Construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope receives the go-ahead, leading to preliminary operations in 2021 or 2022.
Astronomy
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
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So Long, Hyperion, and Thanks for all the Pits
Saturn’s moon Hyperion looks more like a frosted honeycomb or cosmic kitchen sponge
Astronomy
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
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Fresh images zoom in on Ceres' cratered surface
New images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft offer the finest detail yet of the dwarf planet
Astronomy
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
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Watch a Superfast Jet of Gas Burst from a Massive Black Hole
It's traveling at 98% the speed of light, from a galaxy 260 million light years away
Astronomy
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
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One Man's Lifelong Pursuit of Pluto is About to Get Real
When the New Horizons spacecraft races by the quasi-planetary body, Alan Stern will have finally met his match
Astronomy
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
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The Story of Hubble’s First Photo—25 Years Later
There were a lot of reasons that first picture was so unremarkable
Astronomy
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:02am
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Some See Telescope as an Opportunity for Science Education
As telescope opposition boils over, some Native Hawaiians see science education opportunity
Astronomy
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Friday, May 08, 2015, 8:29am
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Far out, man: 13.1bn-year-old galaxy is most distant yet seen by humans
Galaxy EGS-zs8-1 has moved 30bn light-years away from Earth since it was born: ‘We’re actually looking back through 95% of all time to see this galaxy’
Astronomy
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, May 08, 2015, 8:29am
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New "super Earth" exoplanets found around nearby star
Astronomers say the planets "are unlike anything in our solar system"
Astronomy
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 10:39am
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World's biggest telescope will build its headquarters in the United Kingdom
SKA chooses Jodrell Bank, near Manchester, over historic Italian site
Astronomy
Source: Science
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
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Welcome To The Neighborhood: 2 Super-Earths Discovered
Astronomers using telescopes in Hawaii and California have found two exoplanets orbiting a star a mere 54 light-years away. The discovery is important for two big reasons.
Astronomy
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
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NASA Wants You to Guess the Cause of Mysterious Bright Spots on a Dwarf Planet
Ice? Geysers? Volcanos?
Astronomy
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015, 8:19am
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