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  • Exocomets Around Beta Pictoris

    Exocomets Around Beta Pictoris

    This is a very short video sequence, posted purely for its beauty. It is based on an artist’s impression of exocomets orbiting the star Beta Pictoris. Astronomers analysing observations of nearly 500 individual comets made with the HARPS instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory have discovered two families of exocomets around this nearby young star. The first consists of old exocomets that have made multiple passages near the star. The second family, shown in this illustration, consists of younger exocomets […]

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  • The Furtherst Galaxy in the Universe So Far

    The Furtherst Galaxy in the Universe So Far

    We are going to find out how a team of astronomers used ESO’s Very Large Telescope, the VLT, to confirm that a galaxy that had previously been spotted in images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is in fact the most distant object that is ever been identified in the Universe. An international team of astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope has measured the distance to the most remote galaxy so far. This is the first time that astronomers have […]

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  • What’s coming from the Sun?

    What’s coming from the Sun?

    Julian, from Dnews examines the Sun,solar flares and solar spots. Sunspots are becoming bigger and more numerous. What does all of this mean? Enjoy and share…. Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • One Year to Pluto

    One Year to Pluto

    In July 2015 NASA will see more of Pluto. When this video was made it was a year to Pluto, it nine months to Pluto now. No one has ever seen much about this planet, not even Hubble Telescope has been able to see much. The New Horizons spacecraft is only nine months away from Pluto. Researchers are buzzing with anticipation as NASA prepares to encounter a new world for the first time in decades. Enjoy and share…. Comets, Meteors, […]

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  • The Early Universe

    The Early Universe

    Artist’s impression of a protocluster forming in the early Universe A very short panorama of an artist’s impression of the formation of a galaxy cluster in the early Universe. The galaxies are vigorously forming new stars and interacting with each other. Such a scene closely resembles the Spiderweb Galaxy (formally known as MRC 1138-262) and its surroundings, which is one of the best-studied protoclusters. Enjoy and share Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • The Cloudy Future of Arctic Sea Ice

    The Cloudy Future of Arctic Sea Ice

    The dramatic changes that began back in 2005 continues today. It cannot be said often enough, we need to implement change to help our beautiful planet. It is the only home we have! As climate change continues to hammer Arctic sea ice, pushing back its summertime boundaries to record-high latitudes, NASA is flying an innovative airborne mission to find out how these developments will affect worldwide weather. Enjoy and share…..

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  • What Was The Mystery Plane Doing in Space?

    What Was The Mystery Plane Doing in Space?

    Not long ego I posted on this website’s Facebook page some photos and news about this plane, X-37-B Orbital Test Vehicle returning to Earth after being in space for a long time. In this video Trace explains the history of this project, but when it comes to finding out the reason for this plane, all we have are theories and no facts. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • Observing Comet Siding Spring at Mars

    Observing Comet Siding Spring at Mars

    We have seen and read about this comet for awhile now. The event has come and gone, but it is interesting to hear what preparations NASA made in anticipation of this event. On October 19, Comet Siding Spring will pass within 88,000 miles of Mars – just one third of the distance from the Earth to the Moon! Traveling at 33 miles per second and weighing as much as a small mountain, the comet hails from the outer fringes of […]

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  • Sunset Solar Eclipse

    Sunset Solar Eclipse

    The US has a beautiful sunset to look forward to tomorrow! Find out how many ways there are to enjoy this event. On October 23rd, the Moon will pass in front of the sun, off-center, producing a partial solar eclipse visible in most of the United States. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • 10 Major Discoveries

    10 Major Discoveries

    There are no super Earths in our solar system, but they may be the most common type of planet in our galaxy. A Super Earth is a planet smaller than Neptune, but larger than Earth. There are no Super Earths in our solar system. But they may be the most common type of planet in our galaxy, according to data from the Kepler Space Telescope. Some have rock or ice cores wrapped in hydrogen and helium gas. Others are solid […]

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