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2 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

NASA releases never-before-seen supernova photos from Chandra Observatory

To celebrate the 15th birthday of its Chandra X-ray Observatory, NASA has published four previously unreleased images of supernova remnants.


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6 hrs ago | Science Daily

Rosetta's comet: Imaging the coma

Less than a week before Rosetta's rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, images obtained by OSIRIS, the spacecraft's onboard scientific imaging system, show clear signs of a coma surrounding the comet's nucleus.


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10 hrs ago |

Pluto: Planet, Disney dog or just another rock in the sky?

Dawn sees the Sun rising over the horizon in the East, arcing across the sky, and through the course of an Earth day, slowly sinking into the west.


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12 hrs ago | Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- M31: The Andromeda Galaxy

Explanation: Andromeda is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda.


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16 hrs ago | CBS News

Hubble still pushing the frontiers of astronomy

This image combines NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations with data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.


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20 hrs ago | Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth

Explanation: An alluring night skyscape, this scene looks west across the Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, Planet Earth.


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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Aliens may have already polluted the universe, say scientists

A new space telescope scheduled to launch in 2018 may be able to look for signs of pollution caused by advanced alien civilizations, according to a paper by researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics published in the Astrophysical Journal .


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The Omega Nebula, Graff's Cluster, and planetary nebula IC 1295

The Omega Nebula , one of this week's small-telescope targets, lies 2.6 southwest of magnitude 4.7 Gamma () Scuti.


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Hubble Shows Farthest Lensing Galaxy Yields Clues to Early Universe

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass.


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Going Nova: Star Explosions Unleash Gamma-Ray Blasts

The star V407 Cyg explodes in a nova while circling a neighboring red giant star in this still from a NASA animation depicting the star explosion detected in 2010.


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Science Daily

Numerous unknown jets from young stars and planetary nebulae discovered

Preliminary research findings have identified hundreds of so far unknown jets from young stars, as well as numerous new planetary nebulae in the Galactic Plane.


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a Ska for astronomy

The Square Kilometre Array promises to usher in a new era in radio astronomy. Astronomers will use the telescope to probe the early universe by looking as far back in time as the first 100 million years after the Big Bang.


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Youth invited to learn about astronomy

"Star Shooting" will help to educate children older than 12 in astronomy through visualization techniques.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014


Seven days: 25-31 July 2014

CDC safety group In the wake of biosafety mishaps in the past two months, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has formed an external laboratory-safety working group.


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The New Zealand Herald

Astronomers explain Moon's lemon shape

Far from being perfectly round, the Moon has a highland bulge on the side facing the Earth and another bulge on its far side - a riddle that has fascinated scientists for decades.


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TOPIC Ethan McLean forms a comet out of dry ice, dirt and other ingredients during Tuesday morning's science camp at the Patterson Science Center.


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The Georgia Straight

Find astronomy and more in Aldergrove Regional Park

True enough in the case of Aldergrove "Lake". Fifty years after its construction by a former landowner, Metro Vancouver Parks-which bought the green space in 1969 as one of the original triad of regional parks that today form a necklace of 22 gems stretching from Bowen Island to Abbotsford-drained the last drop from the concrete bowl in 2011.


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National Geographic

Astronomers Unravel Secrets of Weirdly Tilted Solar Systems

Scientists used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, to confirm the shape of the tilted disks around stars HK Tauri A and B. Gas and dust disks wheeling around twin stars in the constellation Taurus are tilted dramatically with respect to each other, astronomers reported Wednesday , and will likely form into planets with ... (more)


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The Hartford Courant

'Telescope Nuts & Bolts' workshop introduces kids to astronomy

Local telescope expert Bill Fournier presented a "Telescope Nuts and Bolts" workshop for kids at the Windsor Locks Public Library on July 24. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA ambassador brought his various telescopes to introduce the world of astronomy to kids in an interactive program.


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Milky Way drops in mass by 50 percent per new study by astrophysicists

Based on data from the Hubble Space Telescope, Milky Way galaxy and Andromeda galaxy are predicted to distort each other with tidal pull in 3.75 billion years.

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