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NASA - Saturn's North Polar Hexagon

NASA - Saturn's North Polar Hexagon | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Saturn's north polar hexagon basks in the Sun's light now that spring has come to the northern hemisphere.
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Dark Matter Mystery May Soon Be Solved

Dark Matter Mystery May Soon Be Solved | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Scientists are closing in on dark matter, and experiments aimed at detecting it directly may succeed within a decade.
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ESA Science & Technology: Planck discovers filament of hot gas linking two galaxy clusters

ESA Science & Technology: Planck discovers filament of hot gas linking two galaxy clusters | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Scanning the sky at microwave and sub-millimetre wavelengths with Planck, astronomers have unambiguously detected a 'bridge' of hot gas connecting two galaxy clusters, Abell 399 and Abell 401.
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ESA - Space Science - Fine-tuning galaxies with Herschel and Spitzer

ESA - Space Science - Fine-tuning galaxies with Herschel and Spitzer | Astronomy news | Scoop.it

This week a special interactive image of the week from ESA Science. Fine-tuning galaxies with Herschel and Spitzer .

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ESA - Space Science - The Sun has a great idea

ESA - Space Science - The Sun has a great idea | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
A light bulb-shaped eruption leaps from the Sun and blasts into space in this archival image from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO.
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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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APOD: 2012 June 27 - Simeis 188 in Stars, Dust and Gas

APOD: 2012 June 27 - Simeis 188 in Stars, Dust and Gas | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
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Black Hole-Hunting Space Telescope to Unfurl Giant Mast Today

Black Hole-Hunting Space Telescope to Unfurl Giant Mast Today | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
The fledgling NuSTAR telescope will stretch out a boom to separate its optics from their focal point.
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'Weird' Alien Planets Found by Small Telescope

'Weird' Alien Planets Found by Small Telescope | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
The planets were found using a small ground-based telescope in Arizona.
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Leica Summilux-C w/ Tom Lowe

Shot in 5K on a Red Epic. Director/DP Tom Lowe took the Leica Summilux-C lenses out for a shoot in the deserts of the Southwestern US and returned with this impressive footage.
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Does Supermassive Black Hole Growth Depend On Dark Matter? | Video

Does Supermassive Black Hole Growth Depend On Dark Matter? | Video | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
A study of galaxies NGC 4342 and 4291 has thrown into question the idea that black holes grow in sync with bulges of stars around them, but may be more closely related to the amount and distribution of dark matter.
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Galaxies Mimic Cosmic Crash in Rare Hubble Telescope Picture

Galaxies Mimic Cosmic Crash in Rare Hubble Telescope Picture | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
These two galaxies look like their crashing, but your eyes are deceiving you.
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Formation of Planets in a Protoplanetary Disk

Formation of Planets in a Protoplanetary Disk | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
An artist conception of a newly formed star surrounded by a swirling protoplanetary disk of dust and gas, where debris coalesces to create rocky 'planetesimals' that collide and grow to eventually form planets.
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Sweeping the Dust from a Cosmic Lobster - New infrared VISTA image of NGC 6357

Sweeping the Dust from a Cosmic Lobster - New infrared VISTA image of NGC 6357 | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
A new image from ESO’s VISTA telescope captures a celestial landscape of glowing clouds of gas and tendrils of dust surrounding hot young stars. This infrared view reveals the stellar nursery known as NGC 6357 in a surprising new light.
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Make sure you see the image comparing the visible light and the infrared light.

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Image of the Carina Nebula Marks Inauguration of VLT Survey Telescope

Image of the Carina Nebula Marks Inauguration of VLT Survey Telescope | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
A spectacular new image of the star-forming Carina Nebula has been captured by the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory and released on the occasion of the inauguration of the telescope in Naples today.
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ESA - Space Science - Planck spots hot gas bridging galaxy cluster pair

ESA - Space Science - Planck spots hot gas bridging galaxy cluster pair | Astronomy news | Scoop.it

ESA’s Planck space telescope has made the first conclusive detection of a bridge of hot gas connecting a pair of galaxy clusters across 10 million light-years of intergalactic space.

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A loose spiral galaxy

A loose spiral galaxy | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
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HubbleSite - NewsCenter - NASA's Hubble Spots Rare Gravitational Arc from Distant, Hefty Galaxy Cluster (06/26/2012) - Introduction

HubbleSite - NewsCenter - NASA's Hubble Spots Rare Gravitational Arc from Distant, Hefty Galaxy Cluster (06/26/2012) - Introduction | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
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A geyser of hot gas flowing from a star

A geyser of hot gas flowing from a star | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of Herbig-Haro 110, a geyser of hot gas flowing from a newborn star.
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European Telescope Pierces Into Heart of Massive Galaxy Centaurus A

European Telescope Pierces Into Heart of Massive Galaxy Centaurus A | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
The Centaurus A galaxy is located about 12 million light-years away.
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xkcd: Exoplanets

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Rosetta's view of Lutetia asteroid, July 2010 (15 sec video)

This movie shows a sequence of images taken as ESA's Rosetta spacecraft flew past the main-belt asteroid (21) Lutetia, during the spacecraft's 10-year journe...
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NASA Voyager 1 Spacecraft Nears Interstellar Space

NASA Voyager 1 Spacecraft Nears Interstellar Space | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Voyager 1 is poised to leave our solar system behind.
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The Asteroid Belt Explained: Space Rocks by the Millions (Infographic)

The Asteroid Belt Explained: Space Rocks by the Millions (Infographic) | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
In the coming years, commercial space ventures hope to send robot space probes to mine valuable material from the asteroids.
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How NASA's NuSTAR Spacecraft Will Hunt Black Holes (Infographic)

How NASA's NuSTAR Spacecraft Will Hunt Black Holes (Infographic) | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
By focusing X-rays, the NuSTAR space telescope will study black holes and other exotic objects.
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