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Silicon Valley startups in forefront of new space race

Silicon Valley startups in forefront of new space race | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Prepare yourselves for the Greatest Show Not on Earth. Offering us all a front-row seat for planetary images that could make Google Earth seem so last decade, a slew of Bay Area startups have begun launching small, relatively inexpensive satellites into space. They lug powerful cameras that send back pictures and video, and those images soon could dramatically change the way we perceive our orbital home. "It's totally an Earth-observation space race out there," says Stanford University professor and global ecologist Greg Asner. "With the cost of putting a satellite into orbit dropping because of cheaper materials and so many competing commercial launch ventures, a lot of really cool innovation has begun to happen."
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Space 2013: a year in the life of the universe - in pictures

Space 2013: a year in the life of the universe - in pictures | Astronomy | Scoop.it
From powerful solar flares erupting on the surface of the Sun, to spectacular storms on Saturn, exquisite new pictures of distant galaxies, and the infamous Chelyabinsk meteor that streaked across Russia, Robin McKie charts the course of a year in...
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Comet Ison to light up morning skies in the run-up to Christmas

Comet Ison to light up morning skies in the run-up to Christmas | Astronomy | Scoop.it
The best time to see Ison in the UK will be the first two weeks of December – if it survives a close encounter with the sun
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I'm looking forward to getting the telescope trained on ISON over the next few weeks. If it survive's the Sun's corona...

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'Monster' gamma ray burst in space sets record for death of star

'Monster' gamma ray burst in space sets record for death of star | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Explosion 3.7bn light years away witnessed through orbiting telescopes in April was far stronger than previous ones
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NASA's awesome GIF shows comets ISON and Encke in a race

NASA's awesome GIF shows comets ISON and Encke in a race | Astronomy | Scoop.it
NASA spotted Comet ISON coming on strong on Thursday. An awesome set of images shows Comet Encke, its tail wriggling, along with Mercury and Earth. Then ISON enters the field. It looks like a comet race.
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Looking forward to pointing the telescope at ISON on Thursday morning.

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Hubble See Asteroid With Comet-Like Tails - Business Insider

Hubble See Asteroid With Comet-Like Tails - Business Insider | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Astronomers have spotted something in the sky that they've never seen before: An asteroid with six comet-like dust tails.
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Society names first female president

Society names first female president | Astronomy | Scoop.it
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's national academy of science and the arts, appoints its first female president.
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Fantastic news. An incredible public speaker and communicator of science.
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Comet ISON’s fate will be clear Thursday

Comet ISON’s fate will be clear Thursday | Astronomy | Scoop.it
“ We’ve talked plenty about the comet ISON around here as it makes its trip towards the sun. The comet has the potential to put on one of the best light shows in recent history, assuming it survives its brush with the sun.”
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Hopefully we will get quite a show in the coming weeks.
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Chris Hadfield: We Should Treat Earth as Kindly as We Treat Spacecraft - Wired Science

Chris Hadfield: We Should Treat Earth as Kindly as We Treat Spacecraft - Wired Science | Astronomy | Scoop.it
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Chris Hadfield is a man with a unique perspective on Earth, having spent months observing it from space.

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Hubble views an old and mysterious cluster

Hubble views an old and mysterious cluster | Astronomy | Scoop.it
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best ever image of the globular cluster Messier 15, a gathering of very old stars that orbits the center of the Milky Way.

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'Goldilocks' Galaxy: Scientists estimate 8.8 billion planets 'just right ...

'Goldilocks' Galaxy: Scientists estimate 8.8 billion planets 'just right ... | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Spinning in the vast, spiraling Milky Way are billions of planets similar in size and temperature to Earth in what astronomers have dubbed the 'Goldilocks Zone' – not too hot, not too cold, but just the right size for life to evolve.
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