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3 hrs ago | Astronomy

September 2014

The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope will have the angular resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope across a field of view 100 times larger.

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7 hrs ago | Mashable

6 Meteor Showers to Watch For in the Next Month

Each summer, amateur astronomers from all over the world look forward to observing the famous Perseid meteor shower, but often overlook six lesser celestial fireworks displays that reach their peak between July 28 and Aug. 20. This year, a bright nearly-full moon will seriously interfere with Perseid meteor observing, so why not take this ... (more)

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8 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Best time to see 2014 meteor showers? Right about ... now

Look up, sky watchers! NASA cameras caught this streak over the New Mexico skies on Sunday, as the Perseid meteor shower heats up.

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12 hrs ago | Switched

This Mysterious Signal 'Could Not Be Explained By Known Physics,' Astronomers Say

When astronomers detected a strange signal in a massive galaxy cluster millions of light years from Earth, they knew they had stumbled upon something big.

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13 hrs ago | Astronomy

Web Extra: Sketching Moon phases

I love sketching Moon phases and wanted to challenge myself to observe and sketch an entire lunation, weather permitting.

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18 hrs ago | Yahoo!

New telescope to seek pollution as sign of extraterrestrial life

The Sunshield test unit to be used on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is stacked and expanded at a cleanroom in the Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, California, in this NASA handout picture released July 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Redondo Beach, CA, NASA, Science, UFO and Alien

22 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Keep Reading

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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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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