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Stormy Weather: Brown Dwarf Star Could Model Extra-Solar Planet Atmosphere

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Thanks to the help of the infrared camera on the 2.5m telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, astronomers are taking a very close look at a brown dwarf star named 2MASS J2139.
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NASA - NASA's Webb Telescope Completes Mirror-Coating Milestone

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The James Webb Space Telescopes mirrors have completed their coating process which allows the Webb telescope's "infrared eyes" to observe extremely faint objects in infrared light.
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Scoperto un nuovo pianeta simile alla Terra a 36 anni luce da noi

Scoperto un nuovo pianeta simile alla Terra a 36 anni luce da noi | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Questo strano mondo, a 36 anni luce da noi, ruota attorno a una stella arancione, più piccola del Sole, circa due terzi, e molto meno luminosa, circa il 15 % del Sole...
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Gas, Not Galaxy Collisions Responsible for Star Formation in Early Universe

Gas, Not Galaxy Collisions Responsible for Star Formation in Early Universe | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Was the universe a kinder, gentler place in the past that we have thought?
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PhotoBlog - Saturnian moons merge into a quintet

PhotoBlog - Saturnian moons merge into a quintet | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Five Saturnian moons are clustered around the giant planet's rings in this amazing view from the Cassini orbiter, captured on July 29 from a vantage point just above the ring plane.
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ESA Portal - ERS satellite missions complete after 20 years

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After a final thruster firing last week to deplete its remaining fuel, ESA's venerable ERS-2 observation satellite has been safely taken out of service. Ground controllers also ensured the space environment was protected for future missions.
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Memorial Image Taken on Mars on September 11, 2011 - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Memorial Image Taken on Mars on September 11, 2011 - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
A view of a memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center towers was taken on Mars yesterday, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Oro? Non solo il prezzo è esplosivo....

Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Oro? Non solo il prezzo è esplosivo.... | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Oro? Non solo il prezzo è esplosivo....

L'oro ? Come tutti gli altri elementi, a parte Idrogeno, Elio e un po', ma proprio poco di Litio, si formano sostanzialmente nel cuore delle stelle, dove le reazioni di fusione nucleare trasformano incessantemente gli atomi di elementi più "leggeri" in elementi più "pesanti" (ossia con più o meno protoni e neutroni nel loro nucleo).

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Exoplanetology: Worlds as Metaphor

Worlds as Metaphor
It's been several months ago that I tweeted about how planetary or exoplanetary thinking is making its way into the human psyche. It became more apparent when a "planetary" model of organization surfaced in the design of User Interface (UI).

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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A different astronomy and space science
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ESO - eso1133 - Young Stars Take a Turn in the Spotlight

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eso1133 - Young Stars Take a Turn in the Spotlight. ESO’s New Technology Telescope (NTT) has captured a striking image of the open cluster NGC 2100.
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Only U.S. Astronaut On-Orbit During 9/11 Reflects on 10th Anniversary of Attacks

Only U.S. Astronaut On-Orbit During 9/11 Reflects on 10th Anniversary of Attacks | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
A decade ago, the 9/11 attacks killed close to three thousand people and with the chaos that ensued many more were left wondering what was going on, whether-or-not their loved ones were still alive – or what was coming next.
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theSkyNet Launched: International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

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theSkyNet Launched


A community computing science initiative to help discover the hidden Universe was officially launched this morning at Curtin University by Western Australia’s Minister for Science and Innovation, the Hon. John Day.

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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: L'ultimo tuffo della cometa

Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: L'ultimo tuffo della cometa | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Oggi 14 settembre una piccola cometa sparirà, inghiottita dal Sole. Non è una cattiveria della nostra stella, è lei che ci va spontaneamente perchè attratta dalla grande forza di gravità solare. Ecco, qui sopra, come era ieri la situazione, abbastanza complicata.

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Why Is the Harvest Moon Big and Red? | Science of the Harvest Moon | Life's Little Mysteries

Why Is the Harvest Moon Big and Red? | Science of the Harvest Moon | Life's Little Mysteries | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The Harvest Moon is often big and red - red because of the filtering effects of the atmosphere, and big because of a little-understood optical illusion called the moon illusion.
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ESA Science & Technology: Herschel reveals how most stars formed in the Universe

ESA Science & Technology: Herschel reveals how most stars formed in the Universe | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Do galaxies form their stars through violent and tumultuous merging events or rather via more steady and gentle processes?
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Mega space storm would kill satellites for a decade - space - 13 September 2011 - New Scientist

Mega space storm would kill satellites for a decade - space - 13 September 2011 - New Scientist | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
New calculations suggest a major solar storm would create a persistent radiation problem in low Earth orbit...
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I gemelli si separano, che emozione ! - Spaziando

I gemelli si separano, che emozione ! - Spaziando | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Esistono ancora momenti emozionanti in campo spaziale? Ci siamo un po' assuefatti, diciamo la verità, però sono sicuro che questo breve filmato farà piacere a parecchi di voi.
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Scour Earth for traces of intelligent aliens - space - 07 September 2011 - New Scientist

Scour Earth for traces of intelligent aliens - space - 07 September 2011 - New Scientist | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
If aliens visited Earth long ago, they may have left signs of their technological prowess that would be cheap and easy for us to detect...
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ESO - potw1136a - Laser Meets Lightning

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potw1136a - Laser Meets Lightning. On Thursday 18 August, the sky above the Allgäu Public Observatory in southwestern Bavaria was an amazing sight, with the night lit up by two very different phenomena: one an example of advanced technology, and...
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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Per Giove!! Dalle 21 ogni sera...

Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Per Giove!! Dalle 21 ogni sera... | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Per Giove!! Dalle 21 ogni sera...  non perdetevi Giove in queste sere. 

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