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Why Does the Stellina Telescope Skip the Eyepiece?
SPACE.COM A sleek, new telescope has us wondering — are eyepieces a thing of the past? 5 hours
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Amateur astronomer's data helps scientists discover a new exoplanet
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Breakthrough in understanding rare lightning-triggered gamma-rays
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Team makes breakthrough in understanding rare lightning-triggered gamma-rays
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Vast ionized hydrogen cloud in the Whirlpool Galaxy revealed by ultra-sensitive telescope
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World's 'Most Advanced' Camera Will Hunt for Alien Worlds
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'Space ant' fired laser at Earth, say astronomers
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SPACE NEWS A spending bill to be marked up by the House Appropriations Committee would provide some funding for a NASA space telescope proposed... 5 days
Astronomers find vast ionized hydrogen cloud in 'Whirlpool Galaxy' using ultra-sensitive Arizona telescope
PHYS.ORG Astronomers have been keenly peering into M51, or the Whirlpool Galaxy, since the 1800s, its signature spiral structure informing the earliest debates... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH An Apollo-type asteroid, known as 2010 WC9, passed by the Earth on Tuesday, May 15 at around 22:05 UTC with a relative velocity of... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH Ph.D. student Marie-Lou Gendron-Marsolais and professor Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, from the Centre for Research in... 5 days
Oxygen presence in distant galaxy sheds light on early universe
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After detecting a whiff of oxygen, astronomers have determined that stars in a... 5 days
Astronomers Resist NASA Push to Delay Astrophysics Decadal Survey
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Scientists develop a 3-D view of an interstellar cloud, where stars are born
PHYS.ORG Two astronomers from Greece have managed to model the three-dimensional structure of an interstellar gas cloud, and found that it's on the... 5 days
Evidence for stars forming just 250 million years after Big Bang
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have used observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) to determine that star formation in the very distant... 5 days
Astronomers find evidence for stars forming just 250 million years after Big Bang
PHYS.ORG Not long after the Big Bang, the first generations of stars began altering the chemical make-up of primitive galaxies, slowly enriching the... 5 days
Astronomers find fastest-growing black hole known in space
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe, describing it as a monster that devours a mass equivalent to our sun every two days. 5 days
Unusual laser emission from the Ant Nebula
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have discovered an unusual laser emission that suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at the heart of the 'spectacular' Ant Nebula. The extremely rare phenomenon is connected to the death... 5 days
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SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have discovered an unusual laser emission that suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at the heart of the 'spectacular' Ant Nebula. The extremely rare phenomenon is connected to the death of a... 5 days
Unusual laser emission in the Ant Nebula suggests hidden double star system
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers have discovered an unusual laser emission that suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at the heart... 6 days
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Orbital variations can trigger 'snowball' states in habitable zones around sunlike stars
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Researchers determine chemical composition of two extremely metal-poor stars
PHYS.ORG A group of scientists led by Avrajit Bandyopadhyay of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, has conducted chemical analysis of two bright, extremely metal-poor stars. The results of the analysis,... 7 days
Astronomers find fastest-growing black hole known in space
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Orbital variations can trigger 'snowball' states in habitable zones around sunlike stars
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Europa by the numbers
PHYS.ORG Galileo Galilei discovered Jupiter's moon Europa in 1610. More than four centuries later, astronomers are still making discoveries about its icy surface. With a diameter of almost 2,000 miles, an orbit equivalent to 3.5 Earth days and a mass about... 7 days
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CBC On Nov. 30, 2010, astronomers discovered asteroid 2010 WC9. However, it soon faded from view and was lost. But now... 7 days
lost but rediscovered asteroid to fly between moon and earth tonight 'Lost' but rediscovered asteroid to fly between moon and Earth tonight
CBC On Nov. 30, 2010, astronomers discovered asteroid 2010 WC9. However, it soon faded from... 1 week
Astronomers Find ‘Vibrating’ Interstellar Cloud
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of astronomers from the Australian National University and the University of Crete has determined the 3D structure of the interstellar molecular cloud Musca, and... 1 week
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CBC On Nov. 30, 2010, astronomers discovered asteroid 2010 WC9. However, it soon faded from view and was lost.... 1 week
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Observations reveal complex environment of HD 50138
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'Super-cool' observatory to explore hidden universe
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20th anniversary of first light for SDSS telescope
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Hubble Space Telescope Spies Spiral Galaxy Edge-On
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Dozens of binaries from Milky Way's globular clusters could be detectable by LISA
SCIENCE DAILY A next-generation observatory, called LISA, is expected to be in space in 2034, and it will be sensitive to gravitational waves of... 1 week
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House spending bill could brighten prospects for two giant telescopes
Science Magazine Panel could endorse National Science Foundation’s role in funding the Thirty Meter Telescope and the Giant Magellan Telescope 1 week
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SPACE NEWS With uncertainty about the future of two large space telescopes, NASA is continuing to suggest that the next... 2 weeks
NASA’s Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer Finds Pulsar in Ultracompact Orbit
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) have found evidence that an... 2 weeks
Giant Space Cloud's 'Song' Reveals Its 3D Structure
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ASTRO WATCH An international team of astronomers has used ESO telescopes to investigate a relic of the primordial Solar System.... 2 weeks
Hiuni's New 'Smart Telescope' Pairs with Mobile Devices to Stargaze
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Sagittarius A* swarm: Black hole bounty captured in the Milky Way center
PHYS.ORG Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray... 2 weeks
Astronomers Find First Carbon-Rich Asteroid in Kuiper Belt: 2004 EW95
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of astronomers has found that a small Kuiper Belt object called 2004 EW95... 2 weeks
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Ancient, Exiled Asteroid Discovered Beyond Neptune
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Exiled asteroid discovered in outer reaches of solar system
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Gaia delivers a trove of data revealing secrets of the Milky Way
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Astronomers spot 'toddler planet' by chance
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Exiled asteroid discovered in outer reaches of solar system
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Dutch astronomers photograph possible toddler planet by chance
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