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Astounding double-ringed galaxy 'unlike any seen before'

Astounding double-ringed galaxy 'unlike any seen before' | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A new double-ringed galaxy unlike “anything astronomers have observed before” has been spotted approximately 359 million light-years from Earth.
Named ‘PGC 1000714’ or ‘Burcin’s Galaxy’, the object has a “well-defined elliptical-like core surrounded by two circular rings,” according to astronomers.

Via The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California
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The Best Astronomy Photos of 2016

The Best Astronomy Photos of 2016 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
10 of the over 130 spectacular images deemed worthy enough to be placed on the shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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HubbleSite - The Telescope

HubbleSite - The Telescope | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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All about the Hubble Telescope.. and a free  E book
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Jupiter's Return: The Mighty Planet Reaches Opposition on March 8

Jupiter's Return: The Mighty Planet Reaches Opposition on March 8 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
March is a great time for amateur and professional skywatchers alike to observe mighty Jupiter in the night sky. Starting March 8, the planet will rise just as the sun sets, be visible all night long, and set as the sun rises.
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The art of astronomy

The art of astronomy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Astronomer Zoltan Levay uses the Hubble Space Telescope to create stunning images of cosmic landscapes.
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Photos of Extrasolar Planets!

Astronomers have photographed planets from other solar systems for the first time in 2004 (super Jupiters). Here is a little summary video from the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.

 

http://www.cgfunding.com/astronomy.html


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Ancient hieroglyphic texts in codex reveal Mayans made major discovery in maths & astronomy

Ancient hieroglyphic texts in codex reveal Mayans made major discovery in maths & astronomy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
For more than 120 years the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex -- an ancient Mayan book containing astronomical data -- has been of great interest to scholars around the world.
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5 Tools to Watch the Night Sky and Track Events in Astronomy

5 Tools to Watch the Night Sky and Track Events in Astronomy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Today, you don't have to use a telescope to enjoy the wonders of space. These sites and apps are for real-life star-gazers who need to know what to look at up above.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Harriet Rolfe's curator insight, May 30, 2016 10:03 PM

Some great interactive tools to foster a love of space!

John Edwards's curator insight, May 31, 2016 4:00 AM
Definitely worth checking these out... or buy a telescope :-)
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Newly Discovered Star "Dox" Is Like Nothing We've Ever Seen Before — Here's Why

Newly Discovered Star "Dox" Is Like Nothing We've Ever Seen Before — Here's Why | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
It has the most oxygen-rich atmosphere ever discovered.
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Newly discovered Star !!
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VIDEO: Could Astronomy From Moon Replace Mauna Kea Telescopes?

VIDEO: Could Astronomy From Moon Replace Mauna Kea Telescopes? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
WAIMEA: The idea that the moon could serve as a viable location to site and operate an observatory was discussed at the Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2015 in Waimea.
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jerry100's curator insight, March 10, 2016 8:38 AM

Actually, this makes a lot of sense. Communications technology and digital processing have reached the level where this kind of project is feasible.  The major cost would be for the launch vehicle and standby instruments in case of launch failure.  A good site would be Malapert Mountain at the South Pole of the Moon.  Another idea would be to place a telescope in an Earth orbit similar to what is being done for the International Space Station.  Both of these plans would remove telescopes from areas of "cultural or religious sensitivity."  Aloha, Russ.

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8 Wonderful iPad Apps to Teach Kids about Astronomy and Outer Space

8 Wonderful iPad Apps to Teach Kids about Astronomy and Outer Space | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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