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1 hr ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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4 hrs ago | Science Daily

Satellite galaxies put astronomers in a spin

Astronomers have studied 380 galaxies and shown that their small satellite galaxies almost always move in rotating discs.

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4 hrs ago | Science Daily

Lives and deaths of sibling stars

In a new image from ESO, young stars huddle together against clouds of glowing gas and lanes of dust.

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8 hrs ago | Science Daily

Astronomers pioneer a 'Google street view' of galaxies

A new instrument based on bundles of optical fibers is giving astronomers the first 'Google street view' of the cosmos -- incredibly detailed views of huge numbers of galaxies.

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12 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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14 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

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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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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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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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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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