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Sampling Several Rock Targets

Sampling Several Rock Targets | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 06, 2013 -
Opportunity is moving around the inboard edge of Cape York on the rim of Endeavour Crater, performing in-situ (contact) science investigations.

On Sol 3200 (Jan.
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Mapping Mars

Mapping Mars | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Paris (ESA) Feb 06, 2013 -
Nearly 90% of Mars' surface has been mapped by the high-resolution stereo camera on ESA's Mars Express, which celebrates ten years since launch this June.
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NASA - NASA Hosts Feb. 7 Media Teleconference On Asteroid Earth Flyby

NASA - NASA Hosts Feb. 7 Media Teleconference On Asteroid Earth Flyby | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST, Thursday, Feb. 7, to discuss an asteroid 150-feet in diameter that will pass close, but safely, by Earth on Feb. 15.
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Asteroid 2012 DA14 - Earth Flyby Reality Check

Asteroid 2012 DA14 - Earth Flyby Reality Check | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 06, 2013 - Small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites.
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Arianespace Launches Six Globalstar Birds Using Starsem Soyuz

Arianespace Launches Six Globalstar Birds Using Starsem Soyuz | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (SPX) Feb 07, 2013 - Wednesday's successful orbiting of six spacecraft on a Starsem Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome marks the wrap-up of launch services currently contracted with Arianespace by Globalstar for the...
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Physics & Astronomy at Haverford | Haverford Homepage Photos

Virtually all Haverford Physics and Astronomy majors engage in cutting-edge research, working closely with faculty in fields such as biophysics, quantum computers, cosmology, quantum gravity, fluid dynamics, nanoscience ...
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CoolPix: Space Shuttle Discovery Up Close At The Udvar-Hazy ...

CoolPix: Space Shuttle Discovery Up Close At The Udvar-Hazy ... | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
(click pic for hi-res) The unique textures of the skin on Space Shuttle Discovery. The first day of the AirPigz National Air and Space Museum MeetUp was agreat success! 13 people in all gathered today at the Udvar-Hazy ...
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NASA to help build telescope that will study Universe's dark past

NASA to help build telescope that will study Universe's dark past | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA has joined ESA's mission to photograph two billion galaxies.
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Supernova 'Mingus' could shed light on dark energy | Armageddon ...

Supernova 'Mingus' could shed light on dark energy | Armageddon ... | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Astronomers have spotted the most distant supernova ever seen. Nicknamed “Mingus”, it was described at the 221st American Astronomical Society meeting in the US. These lightshows of dying stars have been seen since ...
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NASA gets an eyeful from major Cyclone Narelle affecting Western Australia - EurekAlert (press release)

NASA gets an eyeful from major Cyclone Narelle affecting Western Australia - EurekAlert (press release) | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA gets an eyeful from major Cyclone Narelle affecting Western Australia
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VIDEO: NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite captured rainfall rates in Major Cyclone Narelle on Jan.
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A hidden treasure in the Large Magellanic Cloud - Astronomy Magazine

A hidden treasure in the Large Magellanic Cloud - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Eureka! Science News A hidden treasure in the Large Magellanic Cloud Astronomy Magazine Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space in a long and slow dance around...
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Astronomy Teacher Finds Hubble Telescope's Hidden Treasure - Space.com

Astronomy Teacher Finds Hubble Telescope's Hidden Treasure - Space.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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A Connecticut astronomy teacher has uncovered a dazzling view of a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way while exploring the "hidden treasures" of the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Largest galaxy, 5 times size of Milky Way, uncovered - Technology & Science - CBC News

Largest galaxy, 5 times size of Milky Way, uncovered - Technology & Science - CBC News | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A group of astronomers say they've discovered the largest known spiral galaxy, spanning more than 522,000 light-years.
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WISE Feels the Heat from Orion's Sword

WISE Feels the Heat from Orion's Sword | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 07, 2013 -
The tangle of clouds and stars that lie in Orion's sword is showcased in a new, expansive view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.
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New retention model explains enigmatic ribbon at edge of solar system

New retention model explains enigmatic ribbon at edge of solar system | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
San Antonio TX (SPX) Feb 07, 2013 -
Since its October 2008 launch, NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has provided images of the invisible interactions between our home in the galaxy and interstellar space.
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Are Super-Earths Actually Mini-Neptunes?

Are Super-Earths Actually Mini-Neptunes? | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) Feb 06, 2013 -
In the last two decades astronomers have found hundreds of planets in orbit around other stars.
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NASA - The Cosmic Hearth

NASA - The Cosmic Hearth | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.
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Star power pulls fans of astronomy to Keys - Florida Today

Star power pulls fans of astronomy to Keys - Florida Today | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Star power pulls fans of astronomy to Keys Florida Today SCOUT KEY — Hundreds of professional and amateur astronomers are focusing telescopes on southern constellations, stars, planets and even the International Space Station in the lower Florida...
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Hubble Zooms in on Spiral Galaxy Messier 106 - Sci-News.com

Hubble Zooms in on Spiral Galaxy Messier 106 - Sci-News.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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Hubble Zooms in on Spiral Galaxy Messier 106
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Hubble Zooms in on Spiral Galaxy Messier 106.
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Shining light of astronomy awarded - ABC Science Online

Shining light of astronomy awarded - ABC Science Online | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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Shining light of astronomy awarded
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Australia Day honours Australia's most recent Nobel Prize winner has today been made a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia.
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Radio telescopes give clues to structure, history of the Milky Way - Astronomy Magazine

Radio telescopes give clues to structure, history of the Milky Way - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Radio telescopes give clues to structure, history of the Milky Way Astronomy Magazine “The great sensitivity of the GBT and the Arecibo telescope, along with advanced electronics, made our new surveys possible,” said Dana Balser of the National...
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NASA to launch new Landsat earth observation satellite - Los Angeles Times

NASA to launch new Landsat earth observation satellite - Los Angeles Times | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Product Design & Development NASA to launch new Landsat earth observation satellite Los Angeles Times 11 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, will be equipped with instruments capable of more sensitive data collection than its...
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Largest-Known Spiral Galaxy: NGC 6872 - Sci-News.com

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Largest-Known Spiral Galaxy: NGC 6872
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Astronomers using NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer have spotted what they say is the biggest spiral galaxy ever seen.
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Astronomers Discover The Largest Structure In The Universe ...

Astronomers Discover The Largest Structure In The Universe ... | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
An international team of astronomers, led by academics from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), has found the largest known structure in the universe. And its BIG! The large quasar group (LQG) is so large that it ...
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Galileo, the Starry Messenger

Galileo, the Starry Messenger | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Galileo’s achievement was the end of geocentrism, but ignorance and magical thinking continue to this day. (The Starry Messenger - New York Times #GoogleNewsRSS: The Starry MessengerNew York TimesFor a biblical cosmology...
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