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What are stars made of? Determining stellar compositions made easier with new catalog

An astronomer has devised the largest catalog ever produced for stellar compositions.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Penn State part of telescope partnership; Chile will be home to massive eye on the starts

Within a decade, more of the universe's mysteries and dangers may become clearer - thanks to a giant telescope Penn State is helping to build.

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KOTA-TV Rapid City

Saturday night's meteor seen across the country

If you saw a fireball in the sky Saturday night just after 9, you weren't alone.

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Live Science

How Do Monster Black Holes Form? New Find May Provide 'Missing Link'

Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe, and they typically fall into one of two size extremes: "small" ones that are dozens of times more massive than the sun and other "supermassive" black holes that are billions of times larger than our nearest star.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Maryland College Park, Physics, New Haven, CT

Astronomy

"Astronomy" magazine partners with Kennedy Space Center

Astronomy magazine has partnered with the Kennedy Space Center for a sweepstakes in which one lucky winner will win an authentic meteorite and a trip for four to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Clarksville Online

NASA's Kepler and Spitzer Space Telescopes' data used to...

Barely 30 years ago, the only planets astronomers had found were located right here in our own solar system.

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SPACE.com

Supermassive Death: 3 Stars Eaten by Black Holes

Astrophysicists have analyzed two decades-worth of X-ray data and discovered three events inside galactic cores that can be interpreted in only one way: stellar destruction.

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CNET News.com

The spooky sounds of space

Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.

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Fox News

Weathering Change How Farmer's Almanacs hold public's imagination

It's been said that you can't fight Mother Nature. And no one can quite figure her out, either.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

ABC 27

Penn State astronomers will have access to giant telescope

The National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy approved construction costs.

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Grand Teton National Park

Annual Astronomy Day to Illuminate Constellations & Galaxies

Grand Teton National Park will join the Jackson Hole Astronomy Club to host the annual Grand Teton Astronomy Day this Saturday, August 23. Family-oriented activities are planned to provide fun and educational opportunities for learning about constellations, star clusters, sunspots, galaxies, nebulae and much more.

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Sys-Con Media

NASA's RXTE Satellite Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black Hole

The signals have helped astronomers identify an unusual midsize black hole called M82 X-1, which is the brightest X-ray source in a galaxy known as Messier 82. Most black holes formed by dying stars are modestly-sized, measuring up to around 25 times the mass of our sun.

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Lancaster Guardian

Distinguished educationist Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw has died aged...

Distinguished educationist Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw has died aged 101 after a close association with Lancaster University lasting almost 40 years.

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RedOrbit

Measurement Confirms Presence Of Intermediate...

Image Caption: This image of the galaxy Messier 82 is a composite of data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

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The Times of India

Indian-origin student discovers and measures mysterious black hole

NEW DELHI: An Indian-origin graduate student has discovered and measured one of the most elusive and mysterious objects in the Universe - a middling-sized black hole.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

International Business Times

Black Holes Are The Celebrities' Astronomy

In the early 1900s, black holes were considered the celebrities of astronomy. Almost hundred years after, National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescopic Array has captured a rare event of a compact source of X-rays called the corona near the super-massive black hole.

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TwinCities

Lynch still passionate about sharing the night sky

WCCO meteorologist Mike Lynch, right, hosts a Minnesota Starwatch Party at Big Marine Park Reserve.

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DNA India

How students from Delhi school discovered 2 asteroids

Four students from city schools have discovered two unknown asteroids, which is set to be placed in the global minor body catalogue maintained by the International Astronomical Union in Paris.

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Switched

Mysterious Shifting Lights Observed Near Huge Black Hole

Illustration of a supermassive black hole. The regions around such objects shine brightly in X-ray light, most of which comes from a little-understood structure called the corona, shown here as the white light at the base of a jet.

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Buckingham Today

Your chance to stargaze in the daytime

Perseid meteor shower taken by Paul Hyde & British Astronomical Association Radio Group at the National Museum of Computing PNL-140815-135439001 Discover Daylight Astronomy at the National Museum of Computing, at Bletchley Park, from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, August 23. Weather permitting, you will be able to see four planets - Jupiter, Saturn, ... (more)

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