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First hundred thousand years of our universe

First hundred thousand years of our universe | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Mystery fans know that the best way to solve a mystery is to revisit the scene where it began and look for clues. To understand the mysteries of our universe, scientists are trying to go back as far they can to the Big Bang.
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08/07/2013 - Ephemeris - Where are the bright planets this week?

08/07/2013 - Ephemeris - Where are the bright planets this week? | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Ephemeris for Wednesday, August 7th.  The sun rises at 6:36.  It'll be up for 14 hours and 23 minutes, setting at 8:59.   The moon, 1 day past new, will set at 9:00 this evening. Lets check out the...
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Stellar Abundances: Better Measured Than Predicted

Stellar Abundances: Better Measured Than Predicted | Astronomy | Scoop.it
The masses of exotic nuclei must be measured or calculated very precisely to explain how they led to the formation of heavy elements.
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Record-Setting Exoplanet Casts Doubt On Star Theory

Record-Setting Exoplanet Casts Doubt On Star Theory | Astronomy | Scoop.it
A newly seen alien planet sets a new record as the lowest-mass world ever detected around a sun-like star using direct imaging, astronomers report in a paper to be published in The Astrophysical Journal.
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SEEDS Sees a Second Jupiter

SEEDS Sees a Second Jupiter | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Astronomers have captured an image of the least massive planet ever imaged so far. The study is a step forward in imaging much smaller and fainter Earth-like planets.
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Astronomers discovery a graveyard for comets

Astronomers discovery a graveyard for comets | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Astronomers have discovered a graveyard of comets. The researchers describe how some of these objects, inactive for millions of years, have returned to life leading them to name the group the ‘Lazarus comets’.
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Building Blocks and Blueprints in Cosmology

Building Blocks and  Blueprints in Cosmology | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Still playing catch-up from my recent travels, so to provide a blog post for today I've decided shamelessly to rip off an interesting comment on a blog post by Sean Caroll which picked up on the th...
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Watch the Earth breathing: Mesmerising animation shows our planet's 'heartbeat' as the seasons change over a year

Watch the Earth breathing: Mesmerising animation shows our planet's 'heartbeat' as the seasons change over a year | Astronomy | Scoop.it
John Nelson, a Michigan programmer for IDV Solutions, has created an animation of the Earth 'breathing' using images provided by Nasa as part of its ‘Blue Marble Next Generation’ project.
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Spitzer Discovers Young Stars with a 'Hula Hoop'

Spitzer Discovers Young Stars with a 'Hula Hoop' | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have spotted a young stellar system that "blinks" every 93 days.
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Team sets new record for cosmic X-ray sightings - Astronomy Magazine

Team sets new record for cosmic X-ray sightings - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Scientists have set a new record for cosmic X-ray sources ever sighted, creating an unprecedented cosmic X-ray catalog.
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Discoveries from Planck may mean rethinking how the universe began

Discoveries from Planck may mean rethinking how the universe began | Astronomy | Scoop.it
This spring, humanity was shown its most detailed map of the early universe ever created.
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The Universe's Largest Structure --"Would Take 4 Billion Years to Cross at the Speed of Light"

The Universe's Largest Structure --"Would Take 4 Billion Years to Cross at the Speed of Light" | Astronomy | Scoop.it
The largest known structure in the universe,
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First hundred thousand years of our universe | Science Codex

First hundred thousand years of our universe | Science Codex | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Mystery fans know that the best way to solve a mystery is to revisit the scene where it began and look for clues. To understand the mysteries of our universe, scientists are trying to go back as far they can to the Big Bang.
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So.... Your Still Interested In Astronomy?

So.... Your Still Interested In Astronomy? | Astronomy | Scoop.it
If you remember, last time we took a look at 10 things you might want to know about our Solar System. Not only did we found out some amazing stuff, but we also discovered a few facts about Pluto.
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Sun, Moon, and Two Planets Rising Over Earth’s Limb : Earth Matters : Blogs

Sun, Moon, and Two Planets Rising Over Earth’s Limb : Earth Matters : Blogs | Astronomy | Scoop.it
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A "Second Jupiter" Discovered

A "Second Jupiter" Discovered | Astronomy | Scoop.it
  Astronomers in the Strategic Explorations of Exoplanets and Disks with Subaru (SEEDS) Project have recently discovered and captured an image of the least massive planet ever imaged so far, a...
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Titan, moon of Saturn - The Solar System on Sea and Sky

Titan, moon of Saturn - The Solar System on Sea and Sky | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Titan is the fifteenth of Saturn's moons and is the largest. Titan is the only moon in the Solar System with a fully developed, planet-like atmosphere.
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Building Blocks and Blueprints in Cosmology

Building Blocks and  Blueprints in Cosmology | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Still playing catch-up from my recent travels, so to provide a blog post for today I've decided shamelessly to rip off an interesting comment on a blog post by Sean Caroll which picked up on the th...
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Saturn's Enceladus: New Evidence of a Large Body of Water Lurking Under Its Icy Surface

Saturn's Enceladus: New Evidence of a Large Body of Water Lurking Under Its Icy Surface | Astronomy | Scoop.it
A new finding adds to evidence that a liquid water reservoir or ocean lurks under the icy surface of the moon. This is the first clear observation the bright plume emanating from Enceladus' south pole varies predictably.
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Ghosts amidst the rings: Saturn’s moons Mimas and Pandora photographed

Ghosts amidst the rings: Saturn’s moons Mimas and Pandora photographed | Astronomy | Scoop.it
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New 3-D map of massive galaxies and distant black holes offers clues to dark matter and dark energy - Astronomy Magazine

New 3-D map of massive galaxies and distant black holes offers clues to dark matter and dark energy - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Astronomy.com is for anyone who wants to learn more about astronomy events, cosmology, planets, galaxies, asteroids, astrophotography, the Big Bang, black holes, comets, constellations, eclipses, exoplanets, nebulae, meteors, quasars, observing,...
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Climate Models for Red Dwarf Planets

Climate Models for Red Dwarf Planets | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Although it’s hard for me to believe it, there was a time nine years ago, not long after I began writing these posts, when a daily scramble for topics was fairly common. How the world has changed.
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Comet ISON Blazes with Distant Galaxies in Stunning Hubble Photo

Comet ISON Blazes with Distant Galaxies in Stunning Hubble Photo | Astronomy | Scoop.it
A spectacular image captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope gives a deep-space view of Comet ISON, which could put on a dazzling show when it zooms through the inner solar system in late November.
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Archaeologists confirm pyramid in Mexico's Chichen Itza was used in astronomy

Archaeologists confirm pyramid in Mexico's Chichen Itza was used in astronomy | Astronomy | Scoop.it
Mexico City, Jul 25 (EFE).- New observations confirm that the main pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, located in Mexico's southeastern Yucatan state, was built to serve as an astronomical marker for making adjustments to the...
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Jimmy Nguyen's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:53 PM

mayans were very intelligent people. they used the sun and its rise over a specific pyramid to make their calendar and make adjustments.