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Image of the Day: Living Starbirth Lab in Cygnus - The Daily Galaxy (blog)

Image of the Day: Living Starbirth Lab in Cygnus - The Daily Galaxy (blog) | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Image of the Day: Living Starbirth Lab in CygnusThe Daily Galaxy (blog)Astronomers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have come to realize that birth clouds are most often filamentary in shape, not spherical, and so the team examined...
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Maneuvering Chandra in the Solar Storm

Maneuvering Chandra in the Solar Storm | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
By now you may have seen the headlines:
"Strongest Solar Storm Since 2005 Striking Earth."
"Raging Solar Storm Triggers Northern Lights"
"Solar Storm Is Taste of Things to Come."
Hopefully, for some of you it was a nice view of the northern lights.
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The Breathtaking Power And Beauty Of The Sun - WBUR

The Breathtaking Power And Beauty Of The Sun - WBUR | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
WBURThe Breathtaking Power And Beauty Of The SunWBUR(AP) Justin Kasper, astrophysicist in the Solar and Stellar X-Ray Group in the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
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Astronomers find 3 smallest planets outside solar system - EurekAlert (press release)

Astronomers find 3 smallest planets outside solar system - EurekAlert (press release) | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Astronomers find 3 smallest planets outside solar systemEurekAlert (press release)There are ten other authors from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cornell University, UC Santa Cruz, the American Museum of Natural History,...
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Astronomers seeing more planets than stars in galaxy - Southeast Missourian

Astronomers seeing more planets than stars in galaxy - Southeast Missourian | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Southeast MissourianAstronomers seeing more planets than stars in galaxySoutheast Missourian"We're finding an exciting potpourri of things we didn't even think could exist," said Harvard University astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger, including planets...
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Giant Galaxy Cluster, Blue Stars and Cosmic Explosions - PBS NewsHour

Giant Galaxy Cluster, Blue Stars and Cosmic Explosions - PBS NewsHour | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
PBS NewsHourGiant Galaxy Cluster, Blue Stars and Cosmic ExplosionsPBS NewsHourRich galaxy clusters such as this help to verify our understanding of the early universe and the nature of dark matter, said Larry David of Harvard University's High...
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Saturn's super twin: Scientists discover first ringed body beyond our solar system - Daily Mail

Saturn's super twin: Scientists discover first ringed body beyond our solar system - Daily Mail | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Daily MailSaturn's super twin: Scientists discover first ringed body beyond our solar systemDaily Mail'We're finding an exciting potpourri of things we didn't even think could exist,' said Harvard University astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger, including ...
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No possibility of a massive heavenly body colliding with earth: UR Rao - The Weekend Leader

The Weekend LeaderNo possibility of a massive heavenly body colliding with earth: UR RaoThe Weekend LeaderRelevant information on all NEOs gathered by the participating NEO observing stations is passed on to the International Minor Planet Center at...
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Cooking Up Stars In Cygnus X - Universe Today

Cooking Up Stars In Cygnus X - Universe Today | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Universe TodayCooking Up Stars In Cygnus XUniverse TodayImage credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA Thanks to the incredible infra-red imagery of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, we're able to take a look into a tortured region of star...
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Join Amateur Astronomers in Cranford in the search for extra solar planets - Cranford Chronicle - NJ.com

Join Amateur Astronomers in Cranford in the search for extra solar planets - Cranford Chronicle - NJ.com | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Join Amateur Astronomers in Cranford in the search for extra solar planetsCranford Chronicle - NJ.comHe is currently Professor of Astronomy at Rutgers, having received his BS at Caltech and his MA and Ph.D.
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Postcards from the edge - The Space Review

Postcards from the edge - The Space Review | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
The Space ReviewPostcards from the edgeThe Space ReviewDrawn by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, who joined Harvard College Observatory in the 1870's, some of the images included in the NYPL are a little too stylized to be considered accurate scientific...
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Doomed Mars Probe Photographed

Doomed Mars Probe Photographed | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Russia’s Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt, has been stranded in Earth orbit since a main engine failure in early November. The spacecraft is now sinking back into Earth’s atmosphere, with re-entry expected in mid-January.
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Image of the Day: 1st Kepler "Search for Extraterestrial Intelligence" (SETI ... - The Daily Galaxy (blog)

Image of the Day: 1st Kepler "Search for Extraterestrial Intelligence" (SETI ... - The Daily Galaxy (blog) | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Christian Science MonitorImage of the Day: 1st Kepler "Search for Extraterestrial Intelligence" (SETI ...The Daily Galaxy (blog)The $600 million Kepler observatory launched in March 2009.
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Supernovas on Ice

Supernovas on Ice | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Sometimes it's hard to get the connection between what happens far away in space and things that you can touch and feel on the ground.
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Scientists See "Sloshing" Galaxy Cluster - U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (press release)

Scientists See "Sloshing" Galaxy Cluster - U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (press release) | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Scientists See "Sloshing" Galaxy ClusterU.S.
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AAS Dispatch: Science Should be More Than Just Practical - Space.com

AAS Dispatch: Science Should be More Than Just Practical - Space.com | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
AAS Dispatch: Science Should be More Than Just PracticalSpace.com"The fact is I think that people really do want to know where we came from, where we're going, where we are," said Robert Kirshner of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics...
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Three tiny exoplanets suggest Solar System not so special - Nature.com

Three tiny exoplanets suggest Solar System not so special - Nature.com | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
CBC.caThree tiny exoplanets suggest Solar System not so specialNature.comFinding a multitude of rocky, Mars-sized exoplanets may help shed light on a long-standing problem in understanding the formation of the inner Solar System, comments Dimitar ...
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El Gordo: Big, hot galaxy cluster found - Futurity: Research News

El Gordo: Big, hot galaxy cluster found - Futurity: Research News | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
CBC.caEl Gordo: Big, hot galaxy cluster foundFuturity: Research NewsNASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages the Chandra program for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.
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Trouvelot's Victorian-Era Space Illustrations (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post

Trouvelot's Victorian-Era Space Illustrations (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Trouvelot's Victorian-Era Space Illustrations (PHOTOS)Huffington PostCase in point: 19th-century French entomologist-turned-astronomer Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827-1895), who created more than 6000 astronomical illustrations while working for...
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Supernova traced to collision of white dwarf stars - Los Angeles Times

Supernova traced to collision of white dwarf stars - Los Angeles Times | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Los Angeles TimesSupernova traced to collision of white dwarf starsLos Angeles TimesThis image was created using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and is available at http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2010/snr0509/....
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'Proplyd-like' objects discovered in Cygnus OB2 - PhysOrg.com

'Proplyd-like' objects discovered in Cygnus OB2 - PhysOrg.com | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
PhysOrg.com'Proplyd-like' objects discovered in Cygnus OB2PhysOrg.comThe new study, led by Nicholas Wright at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, combines infrared and visual observations from the Hubble Space telescope.
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Chandra Finds Largest Galaxy Cluster in Early Universe - Scientific Computing

Chandra Finds Largest Galaxy Cluster in Early Universe - Scientific Computing | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
Scientific ComputingChandra Finds Largest Galaxy Cluster in Early UniverseScientific ComputingNASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, manages the Chandra program for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.
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UA Makes Mirrors for World's Largest Telescope - UA News (press release)

UA Makes Mirrors for World's Largest Telescope - UA News (press release) | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
UA News (press release)UA Makes Mirrors for World's Largest TelescopeUA News (press release)Coordinated through the GMTO, the partners in the GMT project are Astronomy Australia Ltd., the Australian National University, the Carnegie Institution for...
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Planet-hunters kick off 2012 with four new worlds - msnbc.com

Planet-hunters kick off 2012 with four new worlds - msnbc.com | CfA in the News | Scoop.it
msnbc.comPlanet-hunters kick off 2012 with four new worldsmsnbc.comThey were found by astronomers with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, which operates a network of ground-based telescopes known as the HATNet project.
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