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Jolly green comet blazes a trail towards sun - space - 19 November 2013 - New Scientist

Jolly green comet blazes a trail towards sun - space - 19 November 2013 - New Scientist | astronews | Scoop.it
The supercomet ISON has sprouted a spectacular tail and could put on a dazzling display if it survives its close encounter with the sun next week
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Glimpse Into Sun Befuddles Theorists

Glimpse Into Sun Befuddles Theorists | astronews | Scoop.it
Scientists sneaked a peek into the Sun’s interior, but what they saw contradicts the assumptions made by models predicting solar activity.
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Deep Impact on the Fritz

Deep Impact on the Fritz | astronews | Scoop.it
Primarily known for its up-close comet observations, the Deep Impact spacecraft is currently out of control. The mission team is scrambling to reestablish communication before it's too late.
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Monster Galaxies Lose Their Appetite With Age - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Monster Galaxies Lose Their Appetite With Age - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | astronews | Scoop.it
Lying at the heart of most clusters is a monster galaxy thought to grow in size by merging with neighboring galaxies, a process astronomers call galactic cannibalism.
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Dead Stars Caught Colliding

Dead Stars Caught Colliding | astronews | Scoop.it
Astronomers have detected a signal that looks like it's from two neutron stars crashing together. The observations could be solid evidence for the hypothesized culprits of short gamma-ray bursts.
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The Sun's Magnetic Field is about to Flip - NASA Science

The Sun's Magnetic Field is about to Flip - NASA Science | astronews | Scoop.it
Something big is happening on the sun. The sun's global magnetic field is poised to reverse polarity, a sign that Solar Max has arrived.
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Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Asteroid sampling mission to launch on Atlas 5 rocket

Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Asteroid sampling mission to launch on Atlas 5 rocket | astronews | Scoop.it
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Neve in un giovane sistema planetario - Un gelido punto di riferimento per la formazione di pianeti e comete

Neve in un giovane sistema planetario  - Un gelido punto di riferimento per la formazione di pianeti e comete | astronews | Scoop.it
La "linea delle nevi" è stata immortalata per la prima volta in un sistema planetario neonato.
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NASA's Cassini Sees Forces Controlling Enceladus Jets - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Cassini Sees Forces Controlling Enceladus Jets - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | astronews | Scoop.it
The intensity of jets of water ice and organic particles that shoot out from Enceladus depends on the moon's proximity to Saturn, according to NASA's Cassini spacecraft data.
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Spitzer Discovers Young Stars with a 'Hula Hoop'

Spitzer Discovers Young Stars with a 'Hula Hoop' | astronews | Scoop.it
A pair of stars peeks out from a tilted disk twirling around them, allowing astronomers to monitor their "blinking" pattern.
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Supernova Erupts in M74

Supernova Erupts in M74 | astronews | Scoop.it
An exploding star in the galaxy Messier 74 in Pisces, discovered on July 25th Thursday, had swelled to about magnitude 12.5 by Wednesday the 31st.
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Mystery of the Missing Waves on Titan - NASA Science

Mystery of the Missing Waves on Titan - NASA Science | astronews | Scoop.it
Saturn's giant moon Titan is dotted with hydrocarbon lakes and seas that bear an uncanny resemblance to bodies of water on Earth. Strangely, though, on Titan there are no waves.
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Shiny, happy Earth photobombs Saturn snapshot - space - 22 July 2013 - New Scientist

Shiny, happy Earth photobombs Saturn snapshot - space - 22 July 2013 - New Scientist | astronews | Scoop.it
Photons bounced off your waving arm might be in this image of the ringed planet, taken last week by NASA's Cassini spacecraft
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The Peanut at the Heart of our Galaxy - ESO telescopes create the best 3D map yet of central bulge of the Milky Way

The Peanut at the Heart of our Galaxy - ESO telescopes create the best 3D map yet of central bulge of the Milky Way | astronews | Scoop.it
Two groups of astronomers have used data from ESO telescopes to make the best three-dimensional map yet of the central parts of the Milky Way. They have found that the inner regions take on a peanut-like, or X-shaped, appearance from some angles.
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A Legacy of Space Exploration

A Legacy of Space Exploration | astronews | Scoop.it
Timeless images released as part of the European Planetary Science Congress reveal milestones in our quest to understand the solar system.
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NASA says Voyager 1 has left the solar system, honest - space - 12 September 2013 - New Scientist

NASA says Voyager 1 has left the solar system, honest - space - 12 September 2013 - New Scientist | astronews | Scoop.it
The probe officially exited the solar system in August 2012, after getting confused by magnetic customs checks at the border of interstellar space
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Astronomers Image Lowest-mass Exoplanet Around a Sun-like Star

Using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, an international team of astronomers has imaged a giant planet around the bright star GJ 504.
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Hubble Sees the Fireball from a "Kilonova" - NASA Science

Hubble Sees the Fireball from a "Kilonova" - NASA Science | astronews | Scoop.it
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected a new kind of stellar blast called a kilonova, which happens when a pair of compact objects such as neutron stars crash together.
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Subaru Sees New

Subaru Sees New | astronews | Scoop.it
A new companion found by direct imaging reveals a potentially cloudless gas giant oddly far from a young sun.
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Mars anniversary: Rock star rover's five coolest finds - space - 05 August 2013 - New Scientist

Mars anniversary: Rock star rover's five coolest finds - space - 05 August 2013 - New Scientist | astronews | Scoop.it
It's a year since the Curiosity rover's daring landing on Mars. So far, it has found signs of a flowing river, tasted life-friendly soil, spawned a clone
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Dalla padella alla brace: da formazione esplosiva a fiasco nella produzione di stelle - ALMA fa luce sul mistero della galassie massicce mancanti

Dalla padella alla brace: da formazione esplosiva a fiasco nella produzione di stelle - ALMA fa luce sul mistero della galassie massicce mancanti | astronews | Scoop.it
Nuove osservazioni con il telescopio ALMA in Cile hanno offerto agli astronomi la miglior veduta finora di come una formazione stellare vigorosa può spazzar via il gas da una galassia e privare le successive generazioni di stelle del carburante di...
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New Explorer Mission Chooses the ‘Just-Right’ Orbit

New Explorer Mission Chooses the ‘Just-Right’ Orbit | astronews | Scoop.it
Principal Investigator George Ricker likes to call it the "Goldilocks orbit" — it’s not too close to Earth and her Moon, and it’s not too far. In fact, it’s just right.
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Astrophile: The changing face of icy dirt-ball Quaoar - space - 26 July 2013 - New Scientist

Astrophile: The changing face of icy dirt-ball Quaoar - space - 26 July 2013 - New Scientist | astronews | Scoop.it
Rather than being the densest object in the Kuiper belt, the icy object Quaoar, named for a Native American god, may simply be an egg-shaped version of its
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Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Images of Earth taken by distant NASA spacecraft

Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Images of Earth taken by distant NASA spacecraft | astronews | Scoop.it
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