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10 min ago | 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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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Science

4 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Science, China, Asia, World News

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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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

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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Related Topix: Science

NEWS.com.au

Space photo winners out of this world

UNDER Australia's iconic 'Dish' in central NSW the winners of Australia's best space-themed photo competition were announced as part of CSIRO's 2014 AstroFest.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Science, Photography, Arts

The Daily Republic

Astronomy night at Rush Ranch

Local astronomy enthusiast Jim Jerrell will host the program that begins at 7 p.m. with a presentation in the Rush Ranch Nature Center, followed by telescope viewing after dark.

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Related Topix: Science, Suisun City, CA, Southern Oregon University

Sun Jul 20, 2014

ABC News

Remembering Australia's role in man landing on the moon

It's been 45 years since man landed on the moon. On that cold July day, the Parkes Radio Telescope played a pivotal role in showing the event to the world.

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Related Topix: The Dish, Comedy Movies, Neil Armstrong, Science

Monterey County Herald

Salinas teacher's emotional return to Nepal captured in documentary

SALINAS >> When he returned to the remote village in the mountains of Nepal, Phil Deutschle expected that bad news might be waiting.

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Related Topix: Physics, Science

The Jackson Sun

Apollo 11's giant leaps continue 45 years laterApollo 11's giant...

The first moon landing and the subsequent missions in the Apollo space program offered more than unity for Americans and thrills to astronomy wonks and the star-gazing public.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Apollo 11, Science / Technology, Space, Science, Buzz Aldrin, Asheville, NC

KSL-TV

1. 20 breathtaking photos for Space ...

In honor of the momentous occasion, July 20 has been dubbed "Space Exploration Day."

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA

KTAR

Documentary details how astronomer's time at UA influenced first moon landing

Sunday marks the 45th anniversary of 'Buzz' Aldrin and Neil Armstrong's historic walk on the moon -- an achievement that had a bit of a local flavor to it.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Arizona, Arizona

SpaceStories.com's Skymania News

Galactic roles, a cosmic puzzle and a dusty answer

Giant galaxies are the ones that catch the space enthusiast's eye, with their spiral patterns or cigar-like blobs in images taken with large telescopes.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Science

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- 3D Homunculus Nebula

Explanation: If you're looking for something to print with that new 3D printer, try out a copy of the Homunculus Nebula.

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News Observer

Summer's Sirius heat, the dog days

At mid-summer, our remarkable and giant neighbor Sirius, the dog star, faithful companion to Orion, the great mythical hunter of old, is not to be seen.

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Russia Taday

200 Moon pits could accommodate future astronauts

Scientists have found more than 200 pits on the Moon some of which might lead to caves that could potentially shelter astronauts protecting them from harsh temperatures, radiation and dust, according to a new NASA study.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Tempe, AZ, Science

Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Ou4: A Giant Squid Nebula

Explanation: A mysterious, squid-like apparition, this nebula is very faint, but also very large in planet Earth's sky.

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Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Alicante Beach Moonrise

Explanation: In this beach and skyscape from Alicante, Spain, July's Full Moon shines in the dark blue twilight, its reflection coloring the Mediterranean waters.

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Related Topix: Spain, World News, Science

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