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1 hr ago | Newswise

Hubble Shows Farthest Lensing Galaxy Yields Clues to Early Universe

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass.

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3 hrs ago | Space.com

Going Nova: Star Explosions Unleash Gamma-Ray Blasts

The star V407 Cyg explodes in a nova while circling a neighboring red giant star in this still from a NASA animation depicting the star explosion detected in 2010.

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5 hrs ago | Science Daily

Numerous unknown jets from young stars and planetary nebulae discovered

Preliminary research findings have identified hundreds of so far unknown jets from young stars, as well as numerous new planetary nebulae in the Galactic Plane.

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9 hrs ago | PhysicsWeb Events

a Ska for astronomy

The Square Kilometre Array promises to usher in a new era in radio astronomy. Astronomers will use the telescope to probe the early universe by looking as far back in time as the first 100 million years after the Big Bang.

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13 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

Youth invited to learn about astronomy

"Star Shooting" will help to educate children older than 12 in astronomy through visualization techniques.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

NatureNews

Seven days: 25-31 July 2014

CDC safety group In the wake of biosafety mishaps in the past two months, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has formed an external laboratory-safety working group.

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The New Zealand Herald

Astronomers explain Moon's lemon shape

Far from being perfectly round, the Moon has a highland bulge on the side facing the Earth and another bulge on its far side - a riddle that has fascinated scientists for decades.

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TOPIC Ethan McLean forms a comet out of dry ice, dirt and other ingredients during Tuesday morning's science camp at the Patterson Science Center.

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The Georgia Straight

Find astronomy and more in Aldergrove Regional Park

True enough in the case of Aldergrove "Lake". Fifty years after its construction by a former landowner, Metro Vancouver Parks-which bought the green space in 1969 as one of the original triad of regional parks that today form a necklace of 22 gems stretching from Bowen Island to Abbotsford-drained the last drop from the concrete bowl in 2011.

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National Geographic

Astronomers Unravel Secrets of Weirdly Tilted Solar Systems

Scientists used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, to confirm the shape of the tilted disks around stars HK Tauri A and B. Gas and dust disks wheeling around twin stars in the constellation Taurus are tilted dramatically with respect to each other, astronomers reported Wednesday , and will likely form into planets with ... (more)

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The Hartford Courant

'Telescope Nuts & Bolts' workshop introduces kids to astronomy

Local telescope expert Bill Fournier presented a "Telescope Nuts and Bolts" workshop for kids at the Windsor Locks Public Library on July 24. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA ambassador brought his various telescopes to introduce the world of astronomy to kids in an interactive program.

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Examiner.com

Milky Way drops in mass by 50 percent per new study by astrophysicists

Based on data from the Hubble Space Telescope, Milky Way galaxy and Andromeda galaxy are predicted to distort each other with tidal pull in 3.75 billion years.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Milky Weigh: scientists take weight of the galaxy

The Milky Way galaxy is lighter than previously thought, according to new research published by British-based scientists on Wednesday .

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Science Daily

NASA-funded X-ray instrument settles interstellar debate

New findings from a NASA-funded instrument have resolved a decades-old puzzle about a fog of low-energy X-rays observed over the entire sky.

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Forbes.com

Astronomers Puzzle Over New Breed Of Massive Stars

Like fireflies sparking on a hot August night, the universe's most massive stars run the gamut of their lives in a cosmological blink of an eye.

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Boing Boing

Scientists investigate radio wave "bursts" from space

Right now, scientists don't have enough examples of the bursts to know what is causing them.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

ECNmag

Mysterious molecules in space

Over the vast, empty reaches of interstellar space, countless small molecules tumble quietly though the cold vacuum.

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Doing My Little Part

Asteroid on Collision Course with Earth discovered by Space Telescope

One of the best Long Now talks ever was given by Ed Lu last year in June: Anthropocene Astronomy: Thwarting Dangerous Asteroids Begins with Finding Them There are Asteroids hurling towards us, some of them are as big as the one that wiped out the Dinosaurs.

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Astronomy

September 2014: The future of astronomy

Where is astronomy headed? What will the next great discoveries be? Who will fund upcoming missions, and what will their focus be? And, looking more broadly, what does our future hold? These are just some of the many questions facing scientists in the 21st century.

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The Raw Story

European Space Agency: Milky Way telescope ready after glitches

A billion-dollar telescope designed to provide the most detailed map yet of the Milky Way is ready to start work after teething problems, the European Space Agency said on Tuesday.

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