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Hobart Partners with NASA

This collaboration developed a new innovative filler metal that was needed to bind the alloys of the test fixture of the James Webb Space Telescope. Hobart is excited to release its newest "It's the tie that binds" brand campaign video featuring the unique opportunity to collaborate with NASA on one of the most exciting space exploration projects, the James Webb Space Telescope.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Mystery behind brightest objects in universe solved

Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for over two decades. Scientists believe that the mystery can now be solved.


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6 Ideas From Science Fiction That Should Become Reality

Science fiction writers can be eerily prescient. Consider what John Brunner got right about our world in 2010 , as described in his 1968 novel Stand on Zanzibar : a world shaken up by terrorist attacks and school shootings, the near-abandonment of Detroit, a zeal for upgrading everything, including our bodies.


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Aquila best of bird constellations

I hope you had a chance to enjoy the harvest full moon last week over Everett. As nice as it was I'm glad it's over with.


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The Daily Beast

The First Galaxies Were Big BabiesBy Matthew R. Francis

New research shows early galaxies were much bigger-some 10 times the mass of the Milky Way-than astronomers expected. What does that mean about the origins of the Universe? A long time ago, there were no galaxies-not even galaxies far far away.


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ESA's Gaia Observatory Locates Its First Supernova

Image Caption: An artist's impression of a Type Ia supernova - the explosion of a white dwarf locked in a binary system with a companion star. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab/C.


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13 Awesome Places to Stargaze in the United States

Stargazing is usually associated with viewing the night sky when most celestial objects and events are visible, but sometimes amateur astronomers also operate during the day for events such as sunspots and solar eclipses. Common tools for stargazing include portable telescopes and binoculars.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Redlands Daily Facts

Smiley Elementary School in Redlands hosts annual campout

REDLANDS >> Dozens of tents were set up on around Smiley Elementary School's track Friday night as families prepared for the school's annual campout. Smiley's PTA vice president Crystal Colbert said she was expecting about 700 participants in the night's games and other activities, though only about 350 would stay overnight.


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Big solar storm hitting Earth

These storms are coming from the sun. It's raining down a huge amount of solar radiation.


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Enormous Balloon Will Carry Black Hole Hunting Telescope Aloft

A new telescope designed to spot black holes will take off this month, but it won't launch atop a rocket. Instead, a giant balloon that can fit an entire 747 jetliner inside it with room to spare will carry the telescope high into the atmosphere.


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Discovery! First Water Ice Clouds Found Beyond Our Solar System

For the first time, astronomers have detected water ice clouds, like the ones that shroud Earth, around a dim celestial body outside of our solar system. Scientists discovered evidence of the alien water ice clouds in infrared images of a newly discovered brown dwarf that's as cold as the North Pole.


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WMTW-TV Auburn

USM astronomer talks about Northern Lights

Two big solar storms aimed at Earth could give Mainers a reason to look to the sky Friday night. But an astronomer from the University of Southern Maine's planetarium said there is no guarantee Mainers will see the Northern Lights.


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Doubts as to whether Nicaraguan blast was cause by meteorite

Astronomers, including experts at NASA, have questioned whether the blast and crater, reported earlier this week outside the Nicaraguan capital, were actually the product of a meteorite. Initial reports , including information issued by the Nicaraguan government, suggested a piece of space rock broke off from a larger asteroid passing between the Earth and its moon -- creating a sizable crater, measuring roughly 40 feet across, near Managua's international airport.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Peninsula Daily News

Astronomy programs set in Forks on Saturday

The Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S. Forks Ave., will host two interactive programs on astronomy Saturday. A family-focused program is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with a later program for adults from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.


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WHO-TV Des Moines

Northern Lights Could be Visible in Iowa Tonight

If you look into the sky tonight and see a little extra color, there's no need to be alarmed. The world isn't coming to an end and no, aliens aren't visiting.


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Regina Leader Post

Two solar eruptions to strike Earth, degrading GPS and radio transmissions on Saturday

Global positioning system and radio transmissions may be degraded through Saturday as two solar eruptions strike Earth and affect its magnetic field. The U.S. Space Weather Prediction Centre is tracking two coronal mass ejections, "huge expulsions of magnetic field and plasma" that shot out of an area near the centre of the sun's disc.


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Contra Costa Times

Astronomers investigate strange light seen across Bay Area skies early Friday

The Chabot Space and Science Center is investigating a mysterious streak of light that lit up Bay Area skies early Friday morning, a spokesman for the center said. Local residents and some people as far away as Southern California and Oregon reported seeing the strange light out over the ocean about 6 a.m., said astronomer Ben Burress.


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Astronomy Nights: Fall Constellations

Start by enjoying a presentation on the Fall Constellations, followed by a visit to view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine.


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Will 'God particle' destroy us all?

A proton-proton collision produced in the Large Hadron Collider shows characteristics in line with the decay of a Higgs boson particle. Joe Incandela, right, spokesman for the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, gestures to the crowd next to Rolf Heuer, director-general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, at a press conference announcing the major breakthrough in July 2012 in Meyrin, Switzerland.


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WNYC-AM New York

What Makes A Star Starry? Is It Me?

Notice what Tyler Nordgren does in these posters. He's an artist, an astronomer ; he's worked for NASA.


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