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A research team led by San Francisco State University astronomer Stephen Kane has obtained new observations of Wolf 1061, a planetary system known to host at least three super-Earth exoplanets. The team’s findings will appear in the Astrophysical Journal (arXiv.org preprint). The very dim M-dwarf star Wolf 1061 is one of our closest neighbors. It [...] …
01.20 / 18:54
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The volcanic landscape of the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago is pictured in this Sentinel-2A satellite…
01.20 / 16:34
spaceref.com
SpaceX was able to celebrate a successful return to flight this week with a picture-perfect launch of the Falcon 9 rocket on January 14, 2017 that successfully delivered a fleet of ten advanced Iridium NEXT mobile voice and data relay satellites to orbit. But the icing on the cake was the dead-center landing and recovery of the Falcon 9 booster on their drone barge (named "Just Read The Instructions") in the Pacific Ocean, off the west coast of…
01.20 / 15:50
phys.org
The most distant stars discovered in the Milky Way might have been ripped away from a companion galaxy. The post The Milky Way’s Most Distant Stars appeared first on Sky &…
01.20 / 14:40
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The ability to penetrate subsurfaces and collect pristine samples from depths of tens of meters to kilometers is critical for future exploration of bodies in our solar system. SMD is supporting development of a deep-drill sampler called the Auto-Gopher for potential deployment in future space exploration…
01.20 / 14:38
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Galaxy clusters have long been recognized as important laboratories for the study of galaxy formation and evolution. The advent of the new generation of millimeter and submillimeter wave survey telescopes, like the South Pole Telescope (SPT), has made it possible to identify faint galaxy clusters over large fractions of the sky using an effect first recognized by Rashid Sunyaev and Yakov Zel'dovich in 1969: When hot electrons in the cluster gas interact with light from the ubiquitous…
01.20 / 14:36
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This stunning image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), shows part of the sky in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). The region is rendered in exquisite detail—deep red and bright blue stars are scattered across the frame, set against a background of thousands of more distant stars and galaxies. Two features are particularly striking: the colors of the stars, and the dramatic crosses that burst from the centers of the brightest b…
01.20 / 13:22
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The wavemaker moon, Daphnis, is featured in this view, taken as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn's rings on Jan. 16, 2017. This is the closest view of the small moon obtained…
01.20 / 10:55
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Some daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets, stars and constellations, from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, January 20 – 28 appeared first on Sky & T…
01.20 / 10:42
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Three new gas giant exoplanets were discovered using the SuperWASP-South…
01.20 / 08:47
scienceworldreport.com
Canadian company MDA contracted to provide engineering support for NASA's asteroid…
01.20 / 08:46
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Milky Way will collide with Andromeda -- but the people now would be too dead to see…
01.20 / 08:45
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured the first close-up view of Daphnis, one of at least 62 moons found orbiting Saturn, plowing a path through the planet's icy rings and raising waves in its wake.…
01.20 / 06:05
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NAME Brunswick Astronomy Club ADDRESS 2787 Michael Drive Brunswick, OH  44212 USA CONTACT Allan Cook PHONE 330-460-3057 EMAIL calml47@aol.com URL http://Brunswickastronomyclub.com NUMBER OF MEMBERS 22 OTHER INFORMATION The Brunswick Astronomy Club is a non-profit, educational organization established in 1991. Our goal is to bring, both novice and advanced, amateur astronomers together in the excitement of exploring and enjoying our universe. The post Brunswick Astronomy Club appeared first …
01.19 / 22:27
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SpaceX was able to celebrate a successful return to flight this week with a picture-perfect launch of the Falcon 9 rocket on January 14, 2017 that successfully delivered a fleet of ten advanced Iridium NEXT mobile voice and data relay satellites to orbit. But the icing on the cake was the dead-center landing and recovery […] The post Bullseye: Amazing SpaceX Images Highlight Perfect Falcon 9 Landing appeared first on Universe…
01.19 / 18:09
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Every telescope has a story to tell. We returned back to the U S of A recently, and one of our first tasks upon re-establishing our lives back in Florida was to dig through the archaeological strata that is our storage unit. Headlamp on and Leatherman in hand, we worked our way through layers put in place over years of storage unit drop-off runs. The post Adventures With “Copyscope” appeared first on Universe…
01.19 / 17:32
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NASA is now building the rover that it hopes will bring back signs of life on the red planet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com …
01.19 / 17:06
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket is scheduled to fly this evening at 7:46 p.m. EST (0046 GMT) from Cape Canaveral to deploy the U.S. military's SBIRS GEO Flight 3 observatory, equipped with advanced telescopic infrared vision to spot enemy missile launches, for early warning surveillance. Follow the ascent in our live journal.…
01.19 / 15:57
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Probably one of our last views of Daphnis from Cassini. The moon appears to be traveling towards the right in this image. From Cassini: The wavemaker moon, Daphnis, is featured in this view, taken as NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn’s rings on Jan. 16, 2017.…
01.19 / 14:43
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From 19 January 2017, SLSTR Level-1B products will be available at Non Time Critical (NTC)…
01.19 / 10:26
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