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1 hr ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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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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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Bellingham Herald

Have a starry, starry night

If the weather allows, the event will start at 8:45 p.m. in the Paradise Inn lobby.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Age

'Pushed back to the Stone Age': massive solar storm missed Earth by just one week

RAW VISION: the sun releases two massive clouds of plasma that could have crippled Earth's energy and satellite communications networks.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Science / Technology, NASA, Science, Space

Space.com

On Cloudy Alien Planets, a Chance for Life

Observations of the alien planet Kepler-7b suggest it is covered in patchy clouds.

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Science Daily

New mass map of distant galaxy cluster is most precise yet

Astronomers have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before.

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Talking Points Memo

Disaster Porn, For Once for Real

Save articles to read later In a hurry? Bookmarks allow you to save an article to read later at your convenience.

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Kansas City InfoZine

Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun -- and have come up nearly dry.

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NEWS.com.au

Eight facts you didn't know about space

DID you know we are actually all made of stars? Or the crazy costs of a space suit? Some of these facts are out of this world.

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Discover

Galaxy Orbits Betray Neatnik Universe

The Andromeda Galaxy turns out not to be unusual in the fact that its dwarf galaxies orbit within an orderly circular plain.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Science Daily

Atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon

An astronomer has published the results of the comparison of his model of Titan's atmosphere with the latest data.

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San Jose Mercury News

Wish You Were Here: Vacation tips from fellow travelers

CHILE: San Jose resident Mike Smithwick's recent trip was an "astronomy vacation."

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WFLA-AM Tampa

Malibu Mysteries/ Space & Catastrophes

In the first half, editor of Unicus Magazine, Robert Stanley , discussed anomalous structures off the coast of Malibu, as well as underground bases, dimensional portals, and UFO sightings in the area.

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Related Topix: UFO and Alien, Science

The Arizona Republic

Exoplanet discovered with longest known year

Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet that orbits its star every 704 days, the longest known year for an exoplanet, according to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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