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2 hrs ago | Space.com

Young Star Cluster Shines in Stunning Telescope Views

A family of bright young stars group together against a background of glowing clouds in a new photo from an observatory in the Southern Hemisphere.

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4 hrs ago | Earth & Sky

Camelopardalids: "Just a few centuries late in catching a good show"

Remember the Camelopardalids, the meteor shower earlier this year astronomers said would be spectacular except it wasn't? Now, the same astronomers explain why.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

SlashGear.com

Ptolemaic Watch brings a tiny solar system to your wrist

There's a watch to match every style, even if your style skews towards being a bit quaint and colorful.

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ClayCord.com

August Hikes Explore Astronomy and Things That Go Bump in the Night on Mt. Diablo

Mount Diablo Interpretive Association volunteers are leading three August hikes exploring Mount Diablo's mid-summer sounds and beauty as the sun goes down.

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Salt Lake City Weekly

Squeeze into your tightest Wranglers for tonight's rodeo

Dear GYA, Last week, NASA astronomer Kevin Hand said, "I think in the next 20 years we will find out we are not alone in the universe."

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Science Daily

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary

Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Science, Cambridge, MA, NASA

Science Daily

NASA's Fermi finds a 'transformer' pulsar

In late June 2013, an exceptional binary containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in behavior never before observed.

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Related Topix: Space, Science / Technology, Greater Manchester County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Science

Bryan County News

Once upon a blood moon in Georgia

Not a single person in my breakfast club has mentioned the "blood moon." And that includes me, until now.

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Universe Today

'Lopsided' Ghostly Galactic Halo Has Some Starry Surprises

An image of Centaurus A. The halo goes across four degrees in the sky, about eight times the apparent width of the moon seen with the naked eye.

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Examiner.com

Chamberlin Observatory celebrates 120 years of operation

One of Denver's greatest treasures, the University of Denver's Chamberlin Observatory , celebrated 120 years of operation on Saturday July 19, 2014.

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The Planetary Society

Chang'e 3 update: Both rover and lander still alive at the end of their eighth lunar day

Despite the fact that it hasn't moved for 6 months, the plucky Yutu rover on the Moon is still alive.

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Related Topix: Science, China, Asia, World News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Business Journal

University of Hawaii awards $5M contract for part of new Haleakala telescope

These superheated plasma loops can be as large as several earths. The new Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope being built on Maui should help scientists figure out how things like these loops affect the earth's climate.

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Science Daily

Mysterious dance of dwarfs may force a cosmic rethink

The discovery that many small galaxies throughout the universe do not 'swarm' around larger ones like bees do but 'dance' in orderly disc-shaped orbits is a challenge to our understanding of how the universe formed and evolved.

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Science Daily

Transiting exoplanet with longest known year: 704 Earth days

Astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year. Kepler-421b circles its star once every 704 days.

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Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Solar Filament Erupts

Explanation: What's happened to our Sun? Nothing very unusual -- it just threw a filament.

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NEWS.com.au

Space photo winners out of this world

UNDER Australia's iconic 'Dish' in central NSW the winners of Australia's best space-themed photo competition were announced as part of CSIRO's 2014 AstroFest.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Science, Photography, Arts

The Daily Republic

Astronomy night at Rush Ranch

Local astronomy enthusiast Jim Jerrell will host the program that begins at 7 p.m. with a presentation in the Rush Ranch Nature Center, followed by telescope viewing after dark.

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Related Topix: Science, Suisun City, CA, Southern Oregon University

Sun Jul 20, 2014

ABC News

Remembering Australia's role in man landing on the moon

It's been 45 years since man landed on the moon. On that cold July day, the Parkes Radio Telescope played a pivotal role in showing the event to the world.

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Related Topix: The Dish, Comedy Movies, Neil Armstrong, Science

Monterey County Herald

Salinas teacher's emotional return to Nepal captured in documentary

SALINAS >> When he returned to the remote village in the mountains of Nepal, Phil Deutschle expected that bad news might be waiting.

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The Jackson Sun

Apollo 11's giant leaps continue 45 years laterApollo 11's giant...

The first moon landing and the subsequent missions in the Apollo space program offered more than unity for Americans and thrills to astronomy wonks and the star-gazing public.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Apollo 11, Science / Technology, Space, Science, Buzz Aldrin, Asheville, NC

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