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News of a devastating solar storm 'just missing' Earth in 2012 made the rounds last week.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Science, Natural Disasters, Solar Flare

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Ars Technica

Dark matter makes up 80% of the Universe-but where is it all?

It's in the room with you now. It's more subtle than the surveillance state, more transparent than air, more pervasive than light.

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Free Republic

Peru: Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Astronomy Lab In Peruvian Ruins

Archeologists have stumbled upon a site where ancient people observed the stars thousands of years ago in Peru, a country famous for using drones to help uncover and map archeological treasures, as Reuters reported.

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ABC News

Concern for future of Narrabri and Parkes radio telescopes

The CSIRO Staff Association says the closure of either the Parkes or Narrabri radio telescope facilities would hit the astronomical community hard.

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Astronomy

7 misconceptions Comic-Con attendees have about Astronomy magazine

Here's my thing. I'm at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con with 160,000 crazed people.

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Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- NGC 253: Dusty Island Universe

Explanation: Shiny NGC 253 is one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, and also one of the dustiest.

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The Daily Beast

Like Google Earth for the UniverseBy Matthew R. Francis

In just 64 nights, SAMI, an instrument attached to the Anglo-Australian telescope in Sydney, Australia, has recorded demographic information for 1,000 galaxies.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Science, Chemistry

Peninsula Daily News

See stars, planets from Hurricane Ridge - free nightly astronomy programs continue

A free astronomy program with telescopes continues at Hurricane Ridge, one of the best light-restricted "dark sky" sites on the North Olympic Peninsula.

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Related Topix: Science, Port Angeles, WA, Olympic National Park, US National Parks

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Cosmic Crab Nebula

Explanation: The Crab Pulsar, a city-sized, magnetized neutron star spinning 30 times a second, lies at the center of this tantalizing wide-field image of the Crab Nebula.

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Ohio.com

What's Up in the Sky: Astronomy for August

Copyright i 1 2 2014 Beacon Journal Publishing Co. Inc and Black Press. All Rights Reserved.

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Star Tribune

Astronomy readies biggest telescope-building spree

A rendering of the Giant Magellan Telescope, being built atop a mountain in Chile's Atacama Desert.

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KOAT-TV

Solar storm barely missed earth in 2012

Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms in recorded history.

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National Public Radio

Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers

This new report resembles previous activity detected in Australia, which has scientist debating possible causes, including solar flares, blitzars, or something even more mysterious.

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SPACE.com

My Love Affair with the Moon

The first quarter moon, captured precisely at that phase, plus 2 seconds. A nice terminator shadow perfectly divides the lunar surface into two.

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Related Topix: Jadwin, MO, Science

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

The August Skies

Venus shines brilliantly in the morning twilight during August. Look for it low in the east-northeast predawn sky.

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The Escapist

Comet "Siding Spring" Will Get Uncomfortably Close to Mars in October

Comet C/2013 A1, also known as "Siding Spring," will come within 100,000 miles of Mars this October, but no planetary impact is expected.

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CBS Local

StarDate 7/25/2014: Logging Star Clusters In Sagittarius

FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS McDONALD OBSERVATORY, AS HEARD ON KCBS RADIO WEEKDAYS @ 9:52 A.M., 7:35 P.M. & 2:52 A.M STARDATE 7/25/2014: One of the first items on almost any amateur astronomer's "to-do" list is completing the Messier marathon - looking at all 110 objects cataloged by Charles Messier.

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WECT-TV Wilmington

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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The Star Press

Crowdsourcing science goes boom

Chris Lintott was observing the night sky with his telescope when he came across a cluster of stars he had never seen before.

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Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- ALMA Milky Way

Explanation: This alluring all-skyscape was taken 5,100 meters above sea level, from the Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes.

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