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ESA - Space Science - Dark Universe mission blueprint complete

ESA - Space Science - Dark Universe mission blueprint complete | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
ESA’s Euclid mission to explore the hidden side of the Universe – dark energy and dark matter – reached an important milestone today that will see it head towards full construction.
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Solar Flares and a Virtual Universe - YouTube

SciShow Space takes you inside solar flares, and how we've managed to get the best look at one yet, along with news about a new, Web-based simulation of the ...
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APOD: 2014 April 4 - Along the Western Veil

APOD: 2014 April 4 - Along the Western Veil | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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How Big Is The Universe?

Beakus were commissioned to create three animated films that explain key concepts about our universe, with humour helping to explain the 'almost' unexplainable!…
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First Ring System Around Asteroid

First Ring System Around Asteroid | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
First Ring System Around Asteroid
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Observations at many sites in South America, including ESO’s La Silla Observatory, have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings. This is the smallest object by far found to have rings and only the fifth body in the Solar System — after the much larger planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune — to have this feature. The origin of these rings remains a mystery, but they may be the result of a collision that created a disc of debris. The new results are published online in the journal Nature on 26 March 2014.

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First hints of gravitational waves in the Big Bang's afterglow

First hints of gravitational waves in the Big Bang's afterglow | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in the US have announced overnight what they believe is the indirect detection of gravitational waves in the afterglow of the Big Bang.
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Wormholes are just quantum entangled black holes, says new research | ExtremeTech

Wormholes are just quantum entangled black holes, says new research | ExtremeTech | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Two separate research groups, one of which is from MIT, have presented evidence that wormholes -- tunnels that may allow us to travel through time and space -- are
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Scientists Unravel Secrets of Monster Black Hole at Center of Milky Way

Scientists Unravel Secrets of Monster Black Hole at Center of Milky Way | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
A supermassive black hole in the core of the Milky Way last erupted two million years ago, and will again.
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A guide to globular clusters - Astronomy Now - Astronomy Now Online

A guide to globular clusters - Astronomy Now - Astronomy Now Online | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Astronomy Now Online A guide to globular clusters - Astronomy Now Astronomy Now Online This special publication features the photography of British astro-imager Nik Szymanek and covers a range of photographic methods from basic to advanced.
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NASA - The Whirlpool Galaxy

NASA - The Whirlpool Galaxy | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
The Whirlpool Galaxy is a classic spiral galaxy. At only 30 million light years distant and fully 60 thousand light years across, M51, also known as NGC 5194, is one of the brightest and most picturesque galaxies on the sky.
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Length of Exoplanet Day Measured for First Time

Length of Exoplanet Day Measured for First Time | Astronomy news | Scoop.it

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Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have, for the first time, determined the rotation rate of an exoplanet. Beta Pictoris b has been found to have a day that lasts only eight hours. This is much quicker than any planet in the Solar System — its equator is moving at almost 100 000 kilometres per hour. This new result extends the relation between mass and rotation seen in the Solar System to exoplanets. Similar techniques will allow astronomers to map exoplanets in detail in the future with the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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ESOcast 64: First Ring System Around Asteroid - YouTube

This ESOcast shows how observations at many sites in South America, including ESO's La Silla Observatory, have made the surprise discovery that the remote as...
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First Light for MUSE - Powerful 3D spectrograph successfully installed on VLT

First Light for MUSE - Powerful 3D spectrograph successfully installed on VLT | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
A new innovative instrument called MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) has been successfully installed on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory in northern Chile.
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ESOcast 63: Flexible Giants — The Evolution of Telescope Mirrors - YouTube

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A Polarizing Discovery About the Big Bang! - YouTube

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First direct evidence of cosmic inflation

First direct evidence of cosmic inflation | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang. In the first fleeting fraction of a second, the universe expanded exponentially, stretching far beyond the view of our best telescopes. All this, of course, ...
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143 km: Physicists break quantum teleportation distance

143 km: Physicists break quantum teleportation distance | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Physicists at the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have achieved quantum teleportation over a record distance of 143 km. The experiment is a major step towards satellite-based quantum communication. The results have now been published in Nature.
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Most Crowded Galaxy Discovered, Only 54 Million Light Years Away

Most Crowded Galaxy Discovered, Only 54 Million Light Years Away | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Astronomers have discovered the densest galaxy ever seen, and at 54 million light years away, it’s in our galactic neighborhood.
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Galaxy Crash Spawns Space Penguin in Hubble Telescope Photo - Space.com

Galaxy Crash Spawns Space Penguin in Hubble Telescope Photo - Space.com | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Galaxy Crash Spawns Space Penguin in Hubble Telescope Photo
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A cosmic penguin shines 326 million light-years from Earth in a stunning new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Breathtaking Rainbows Over the World's Largest Waterfall - My Modern Metropolis

Breathtaking Rainbows Over the World's Largest Waterfall - My Modern Metropolis | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
At 5,600 feet (or one mile) wide, as high as 354 feet, and with 23 million gallons of water pouring over its edge every minute, Victoria Falls holds the prest…
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