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Star of the week: Betelgeuse will explode someday | EarthSky.org

Star of the week:  Betelgeuse will explode someday | EarthSky.org | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Someday, the star Betelgeuse will run out of fuel, collapse under its own weight, and then rebound in a spectacular supernova explosion. Someday ... but probably not soon.
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Astronomers discover a black hole orbiting a spinning star

Astronomers discover a black hole orbiting a spinning star | Astronomy | Scoop.it
There's a star about 8,500 light-years away that's spinning so fast its surface speed exceeds 620,000 mph. Astronomers are familiar with these kinds of stars, but this one's wholly unique in that it has a rather strange companion: a black hole.
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Fly Over the Floodplains of Mars

Fly Over the Floodplains of Mars | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Over 3 billion years ago, dramatic flood events likely carved this gigantic channel system on Mars. It extends some 3,000 km and covers over 1.55 million square kilometers.
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Birth of black hole witnessed, marking watershed moment for astronomy | ExtremeTech

Birth of black hole witnessed, marking watershed moment for astronomy | ExtremeTech | Astronomy | Scoop.it
This week, a momentous event occurred somewhere in the universe, and thanks to advanced technology, scientists were able to capture it in all its glory.
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Is THIS A Martian Lizard!?

Is THIS A Martian Lizard!? | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Another day, another "creature" on Mars. Eagle-eyed UFO enthusiasts recently announced they've spotted yet another "animal" on the red planet.
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So close, yet so far

So close, yet so far | Astronomy | Scoop.it
The nearest star to Earth (other than the Sun, of course) is not one of the bright, famous stars we can spot in the night sky. That star is Proxima Centauri, in the constellation of Centaurus; the ...
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Ghostly shape of ‘coldest place in the universe’ revealed

Ghostly shape of ‘coldest place in the universe’ revealed | Astronomy | Scoop.it
The Boomerang Nebula, positioned approximately 5,000 light-years away in the constellation Centaurus, is a somewhat youthful example of a space object called a planetary nebula.
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Astronomers discover most distant galaxy yet

Astronomers discover most distant galaxy yet | Astronomy | Scoop.it
* Light from galaxy has traveled 13.1 billion years to reachEarth* Galaxy existed when universe was just 700 million yearsold* Galaxy forming stars at surprisingly high rateBy Irene KlotzCAPE CANAVERAL,...
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Mars in 3D: Stunning images reveal the red planet's 'Grand Canyon'

Mars in 3D: Stunning images reveal the red planet's 'Grand Canyon' | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Hebes Chasma is a strange 196-mile (315km) scar that sits almost right in the middle of the Martian equator on the northern edge of the Valles Marineris canyon.
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In 1977 we received a radio signal from space that lasted 72 seconds. To this day, we still don’t know where it came from.

In 1977 we received a radio signal from space that lasted 72 seconds. To this day, we still don’t know where it came from. | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Another great reason to believe we aren’t alone in the universe guys. On August 14, 1977, the Big Ear radio telescope at Ohio State University picked up an unusual signal at 1420 megahertz.
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Search for a star ends in success

Search for a star ends in success | Astronomy | Scoop.it
An astronomer from Hebden Bridge is on top of the world after discovering a rare type of star - a magnetar - 27,000 light years from Earth.
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Are We All Martians?

Are We All Martians? | Astronomy | Scoop.it
  New research supports theory that life started on Mars   New evidence has emerged which supports the long-debated theory that life on Earth may have started on Mars. Professor Steven Be...
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A brief and incomplete history of astronomy - OUPblog

A brief and incomplete history of astronomy - OUPblog | Astronomy | Scoop.it
By Ayana Young and Georgia Mierswa NASA posted an update in the last week of December that the international space station would be visible from the New York City area—and therefore the Oxford New York office—on the night of 28 December 2013.
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Lichen on Mars

Lichen on Mars | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Humans cannot hope to survive life on Mars without plenty of protection from the surface radiation, freezing night temperatures and dust storms on the red planet.
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The Eskimo Nebula, a planetary nebula in Gemini | Anne's Astronomy News

The Eskimo Nebula, a planetary nebula in Gemini | Anne's Astronomy News | Astronomy | Scoop.it
The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392) is a bipolar double-shell planetary nebula about 0.68 light-year across, located over 2,870 light-years away in Gemini.
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‘Five Billion Years of Solitude’ reminds us of the uncertainties of space

‘Five Billion Years of Solitude’ reminds us of the uncertainties of space | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Five billion years ago, the sun was just an embryonic patch of drifting gas, waiting to collapse to a central
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Billions Of Planets Could Support Life

Billions Of Planets Could Support Life | Astronomy | Scoop.it
A study released this week found there could be as many as 40 billion habitable planets in the galaxy.
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This Article Antonie van Leeuwenhoek is composed of Creative Common Content. The Original Article can be location at WikiPedia.org. birthplace Delft Dutch Re...
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Kepler finds first known tilted solar system

Kepler finds first known tilted solar system | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Observations from NASA's Kepler spacecraft have for the first time uncovered a 'tilted' solar system, with two planets orbiting a star at a 45-degree angle
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Astrophysicists Discover Rocky, Water-Rich Planetary Body Outside Solar System for First Time

Astrophysicists Discover Rocky, Water-Rich Planetary Body Outside Solar System for First Time | Astronomy | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have discovered a planetary object outside our solar system with a rocky surface and an environment rich with water, but the minor planet is not hospitable.
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The Week in Pictures: August 24–30, 2013 - Astronomy Magazine

The Week in Pictures: August 24–30, 2013 - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy | Scoop.it
In the past seven days, scientists detected magmatic water on the Moon's surface, NASA released new imagery about its future asteroid mission, the Spitzer telescope celebrated its 10th birthday, and more.
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Hubble Captures Cosmic Caterpillar : DNews

Hubble Captures Cosmic Caterpillar : DNews | Astronomy | Scoop.it
The Hubble Space Telescope has seen some strange objects in deep space, and this is another fascinating celestial object that sparks the imagination. Continue reading →
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Ultracold Big Bang experiment successfully simulates evolution of early universe

Ultracold Big Bang experiment successfully simulates evolution of early universe | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Physicists have reproduced a pattern resembling the cosmic microwave background radiation in a laboratory simulation of the Big Bang, using ultracold cesium atoms in a vacuum chamber at the University of Chicago.
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