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Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds

Early, fast, turbulent mixing of gas within giant molecular clouds -- the birthplaces of stars -- means all stars formed from a single cloud bear the same unique chemical 'tag' or 'DNA fingerprint,' write astrophysicists.


Related Topix: Science, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Desert Exposure

The Starry Dome

Last month we highlighted Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer. This month, we highlight Serpens, the Serpent that he is holding.


Related Topix: Science, Palomar Mountain, CA

WCAX-TV Burlington


Meet Sparky! That's the nickname astronomers gave to an incredible discovery in the farthest reaches of space.


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA

Universe Today

Tonight's Moon-Mars-Saturn Trio Recalls Time of Terror

The crescent moon, Saturn and Mars will form a compact triangle in the southwestern sky in this evening August 31st.


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'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Distance Revealed In Most Accurate Measurement Yet

Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic Pleiades star cluster.


Related Topix: Science, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego

The Daily Republic

Get ready to welcome alien life by 2034

At least the governmental agency doesn't think we are. Scientists for NASA, best known for promoting the orange-flavored powdered drink Tang and for sending humans to the moon, reportedly believe that the discovery of extraterrestrial life will take place within 20 years.


Related Topix: UFO and Alien, Science / Technology, Space, Science

Sat Aug 30, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Sactown Magazine: Great Lake Tahoe getaways

In this month's edition of Sactown magazine they feature Lake Tahoe and some of the over looked things that people can do.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Lake Tahoe Travel, Travel, Science


Albemarle Cider Works Hosts "Star Party" to Get Kids Interested in Astronomy

Albemarle Cider Works hosted the "Star Party" where people could set up their telescopes to gaze upon the heavens.


Related Topix: Science, Charlottesville, VA


Cosmic Fingerprints - Spectroscopy

On August 29, 1864, observing from Tulse Hill in London, amateur astronomers William and Margaret Huggins unraveled one of the biggest celestial mysteries of the time, and pioneered the astronomical use of a scientific tool that is still fundamental for most of our discoveries about the Universe - spectroscopy.


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Los Angeles Times

LACMA exhibition 'African Cosmos' illuminates art of astronomy

This gold "soul washer's disc" made by an Asante artist from Ghana dates to the late 19th or early 20th century.


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Christian Science Monitor

'Sparky' and its new stars give clues to how massive galaxies evolve

This illustration reveals the celestial fireworks inside the crowded core of a developing galaxy, as seen from a hypothetical planetary system.


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Big South Fork National River And Rec...

Astronomy Program at Bandy Creek on Saturday, August 30

Paul Lewis from the University of Tennessee will be at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area on Saturday, August 30, for our always popular dark skies astronomy program.


Related Topix: Science, University of Tennessee, US National Parks, Big South Fork National River And Recreation Area

Russia Taday

UFOs above Houston puzzle Texans

Sky gazers in the Lone Star State are still scratching their heads as they look for an explanation behind mysterious sets of lights photographed earlier this month over the city of Houston.


Related Topix: Texas, Science

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

The September Skies

Little Mercury puts on a poor show during the first part of September. It barely rises above the western horizon in evening twilight.


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Science Daily

Astrophysicists report radioactive cobalt in supernova explosion

Astrophysicists have detected the formation of radioactive cobalt during a supernova explosion, lending credence to a corresponding theory of supernova explosions.


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The Escapist

1A Supernovas Can Re-ignite and Explode Dead Stars

Astronomers have successfully proven that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.


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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Collision of distant galaxies revealed through galactic lensCollision ...

Collision of distant galaxies revealed through galactic lens The colliding galaxies are among the brightest gravitationally lensed objects ever observed, the researchers say.


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NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, University of Arizona, Science


Astronomers measure precise distance to controversial star cluster

Visible to the naked eye and a stunning sight through binoculars, the Pleiades star cluster seems an unlikely place for controversy.


Related Topix: Science, UC San Diego

Thu Aug 28, 2014

International Business Times

'Seven Sisters' Star Controversy Solved: Closer Than Astronomers Assumed

Measurements made by Hipparcos, a cosmic-mapping satellite that helped their discovery and may solve the controversy that summons our understanding of how evolution and formation of stars took place.


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