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NASA Mission Finds Huge Ice Loss in only 7 Years.

NASA Mission Finds Huge Ice Loss in only 7 Years. | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
February 9, 2012 – NASA Mission Takes Stock of Earth’s Melting Land Ice: In the first comprehensive satellite study of its kind, a University of Colorado at Boulder-led team used NASA data to c...
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New Telescope Opens Its Eyes: Scientific American

New Telescope Opens Its Eyes: Scientific American | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
After 20 years of planning, developing and constructing, astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy have finally released the first image captured by the new Large Binocular Telescope, an instrument with a light-gathering power 24 times...
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Mighty Martian meteorite lands at UK's Natural History Museum

Mighty Martian meteorite lands at UK's Natural History Museum | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
A rare Martian meteorite that could help unravel the mysteries of Mars has arrived at the Natural History Museum in London today, obtained with the support of a donor.
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'Real-Time' Space Station Flight Up The East Coast: Video : Discovery News

'Real-Time' Space Station Flight Up The East Coast: Video : Discovery News | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
A time-lapse video from the ISS takes us on a night tour of the Gulf of Mexico and the US East Coast... in near real-time! (RT @GalaxyCurse: Cool!
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Fission power back on NASA’s agenda : Nature News & Comment

Fission power back on NASA’s agenda : Nature News & Comment | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
Space-technology report prioritizes nuclear propulsion.
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Drake equation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Drake equation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
@Drake where do you stand on the Drake Equation? Are there a million planets in the Milky Way with intelligent life?
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M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud - Deep Sky Videos

The Sagittarius Star Cloud is M24 in the famed Messier catalogue - but can you really call it an object? Professor Mike Merrifield is an astronomer at the Un...
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A pair of double stars in Puppis, the Meat Hook Galaxy, and Procyon B - Astronomy Magazine

A pair of double stars in Puppis, the Meat Hook Galaxy, and Procyon B - Astronomy Magazine | Exploring Amateur 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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Moon, planets and stars will have close encounters this week

Moon, planets and stars will have close encounters this week | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
There are two interesting meet-ups in space for skywatchers this week: close encounters between the moon, several planets and stars.
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Alien Matter Observed at Core of the Cassiopeia A Neutron Star (Today's Most Popular)

Alien Matter Observed at Core of the Cassiopeia A Neutron Star (Today's Most Popular) | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
Evidence for a bizarre state of matter was found in the dense core of the star left behind, a so-called neutron star, based on cooling observed in over a decade of Chandra X-Ray Telescope observations.
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What'll become of the McLaughlin Planetarium? | The Grid TO

What'll become of the McLaughlin Planetarium? | The Grid TO | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
With the Royal Ontario Museum's lease on the iconic, domed building running out in 2014, the race is on to save one of Toronto's most recognizable—and sorely under-utilized—structures the from radical redevelopment.
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"Ping-Pong" Planets Can Bounce From Star to Star

"Ping-Pong" Planets Can Bounce From Star to Star | Exploring Amateur Astronomy | Scoop.it
A planet in a two-star system can chaotically bounce between its stars for thousands of years before being ejected, a new study suggests.
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