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An anonymous donor from Orange County has given $1 million to Orange Coast College's astronomy program, the college has announced.
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Explanation: For an Earth-orbiting gamma-ray telescope, Earth is actually the brightest source of gamma-rays, the most energetic form of light.
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The discovery of a giant planet orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance has astronomers puzzled over how such a strange system came to be.
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Image Caption: This is an artist's conception of a young planet in a distant orbit around its host star.
Sending spacecraft to Mars is all about precision. It's about blasting off from Earth with a controlled explosion, launching a robot into space in the direction of the Red Planet, navigating the intervening distance between our two planets, and landing with incredible precision.
Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed faint remnants of a supernova explosion and helped researchers determine Circinus X-1 -- an X-ray binary -- is the youngest of this class of astronomical objects found to date.
Image Caption: Composite image of X-ray binary Circinus X-1, the youngest of this class of astronomical objects found to date.
Explanation: This new comet is quite photogenic. Comet Lovejoy, discovered only three months ago, was imaged through ruins of ancient Mrby Castle in Sweden last week sporting a green-glowing coma and tails trailing several degrees.
An artist's illustration of how theoretical models link the presence of strong, stable polarized light in a gamma-ray burst's jet with a large-scale magnetic field originating from the newly formed black hole.
If you live in the southern hemisphere, the southern sky constellation of Centaurus may look a little different to you tonight, as a bright nova has been identified in the region early this week.
Just a few weeks ago, scientists working with the Kepler telescope in space announced that they now estimate that 1 out of 5 Sun-like stars have a planet like the Earth in an orbit with reasonable temperatures for life.
NASA scientists found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.
If you ever wondered where all our stars came from, what an alien would actually look like or what it is like to explore the surface of Mars, you can find out as the University of Leicester once again hosts a night of talks and activities dedicated to all things astronomical.
NASA announced in September that the Voyager 1 spacecraft became the first manmade object to leave the solar system, although the group noted that the readings were different than what scientists expected.