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Watch: An Animated Short On How We Measure The Universe

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Ever wonder how we possibly know how far away stars and galaxies are from the earth? Obviously it involves telescopes and measurements, right? But beyond that, how does our observed data actually translate into light years?
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Dark Matter Core Defies Explanation - Space Fellowship

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Space FellowshipDark Matter Core Defies ExplanationSpace FellowshipInitial detections of dark matter in the cluster, made in 2007, were so unusual that astronomers shrugged them off as unreal, because of poor data.

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4,700 Asteroids Want to Kill You

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There are now 4,700 asteroids out there — plus or minus 1,500 – that are considered Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs).
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NASA - Hubble Spies Edge-on Beauty

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Hubble caught this close up of the northern half of NGC891, approximately 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Andromeda.
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Bottled carbon from Mars bodes well for ancient aliens - space - 24 May 2012 - New Scientist

Bottled carbon from Mars bodes well for ancient aliens - space - 24 May 2012 - New Scientist | Infinite Universe | Scoop.it
Carbon found in Martian rocks came from magma not alien life forms – but the presence of reactive carbon raises hope for signs of life on Mars...
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Private spacecraft docks with space station - CNN.com

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A private spacecraft docked with the International Space Station on Friday, marking a new era of commercial space flight.
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The 2012 Transit of Venus - NASA Science

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It won't happen again until December 2117: On June 5th, 2012, Venus will transit the face of the sun. The best places to watch are in the south Pacific, but travel is not required.
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Video: How to Make a Solar Eclipse Viewer

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There's a solar eclipse on Sunday, May 20. If you want to see it happen, learn how to build a simple eclipse viewer out of a shoe box.
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Astronaut Photographs Solar Eclipse's Moon Shadow from Space

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NASA astronaut Don Pettit captured the stunning solar eclipse shadow sight.
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Earth-like planets not likely in systems with hot Jupiters | Space ...

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Earth-like planets are not likely to be found in systems that have a what's called a hot Jupiter, according to new research.

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