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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.
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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Explanation: Shiny NGC 253 is one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, and also one of the dustiest.
In just 64 nights, SAMI, an instrument attached to the Anglo-Australian telescope in Sydney, Australia, has recorded demographic information for 1,000 galaxies.
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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A rendering of the Giant Magellan Telescope, being built atop a mountain in Chile's Atacama Desert.
Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms in recorded history.
This new report resembles previous activity detected in Australia, which has scientist debating possible causes, including solar flares, blitzars, or something even more mysterious.
Venus shines brilliantly in the morning twilight during August. Look for it low in the east-northeast predawn sky.
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.
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.
To celebrate the 15th birthday of its Chandra X-ray Observatory, NASA has published four previously unreleased images of supernova remnants.
Chris Lintott was observing the night sky with his telescope when he came across a cluster of stars he had never seen before.
Updated: Mon Jul 28, 2014 03:52 am
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