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2 hrs ago | Mashable
Each summer, amateur astronomers from all over the world look forward to observing the famous Perseid meteor shower, but often overlook six lesser celestial fireworks displays that reach their peak between July 28 and Aug. 20. This year, a bright nearly-full moon will seriously interfere with Perseid meteor observing, so why not take this ... (more)
3 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times
Look up, sky watchers! NASA cameras caught this streak over the New Mexico skies on Sunday, as the Perseid meteor shower heats up.
7 hrs ago | Switched
When astronomers detected a strange signal in a massive galaxy cluster millions of light years from Earth, they knew they had stumbled upon something big.
8 hrs ago | Astronomy
I love sketching Moon phases and wanted to challenge myself to observe and sketch an entire lunation, weather permitting.
12 hrs ago | Yahoo!
The Sunshield test unit to be used on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is stacked and expanded at a cleanroom in the Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, California, in this NASA handout picture released July 25, 2014.
It's in the room with you now. It's more subtle than the surveillance state, more transparent than air, more pervasive than light.
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.
Here's my thing. I'm at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con with 160,000 crazed people.
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.
Updated: Mon Jul 28, 2014 06:23 pm
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