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  • Earth-Like Planet

    Earth-Like Planet

    Kepler Peers Into Space, Uncovers Earth-Like Planet Just another hopeful discovery….I am a little disturbed about the day when we will discover new life out there in the Universe. For some reason I keep thinking about that old sayng, “Beware what you wish for”. NASA’s Kepler Mission is searching for life on other planets, and it recently discovered a promising lead that’s the most Earth-like yet. Enjoy and share….. Celestron 31042 AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope Price: $239.95

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  • New Horizons Takes First Color Images Of Pluto and Charon

    New Horizons Takes First Color Images Of Pluto and Charon

    Using the Ralph color imager, one of its seven sophisticated instruments, New Horizons took its first color images of Pluto and Charon on April 9. The images were released on April 14, exactly three months before the spacecraft’s planned flyby of the Pluto system and its tiny moons. These tantalizing images are just the teaser for what will come this summer when the spacecraft flies past Pluto. Taken from a distance of 71 million miles, approximately the same as the […]

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  • Have We Found Another Planet In Our Solar System?

    Have We Found Another Planet In Our Solar System?

    Amy, from Dnews is here to discuss new evidence that might back up the theory that’s been around for a long time. Is there a planet in our solar system that is beyond Neptune and Pluto? Well it looks like we have to continue to wait and see what happens in the future. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • Stunning New View of Planetary Genesis

    Stunning New View of Planetary Genesis

    A new image from ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array, reveals extraordinarily fine detail that has never been seen before in the planet-forming disc around a young star. These are the first observations that have used ALMA in its near-final configuration and the sharpest pictures ever made at sub-millimetre wavelengths. The new results are an enormous step forward in the observation of how protoplanetary discs develop and how planets form. For ALMA’s first observations in its new and most powerful […]

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  • Sailing Past Neptune’s Moon Triton

    Sailing Past Neptune’s Moon Triton

    NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1989 obtained data that was resurrected to sail past Neptune’s moon Triton.The historical footage has been restored and used to construct the best-ever global color map of the strange moon. The new Triton map has a resolution of 1,970 feet (600 meters) per pixel. The colors have been enhanced to bring out contrast but are a close approximation to Triton’s natural colors. Voyager’s “eyes” saw in colors slightly different from human eyes, and this map […]

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  • Water World Gliese 581c

    Water World Gliese 581c

    This planet is one that is close to us. It is considered a super Earth and it is mostly water. The weather is absolutely perfect every day, apparently perfect weather for sailing. I am not sure as to what the author was trying to convey to us in this video. As always I’ll let you reach your own conclusions.It talks about Superearth family planets,Water-World Gliese 581c and Carbon Planets. The video is 9 minutes long….so get yourself a cuppa of […]

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  • Landsat Tracks Urban Change and Flood Risk

    Landsat Tracks Urban Change and Flood Risk

    Today we diverge from the usual astronomy video and post a video about a subject that is close to all of us who live on a coastline. No matter where this coast happens to be it will be affected by floods at one time or another, so lets see what NASA and Landsat have come up with to help. Landsat data, which can identify areas of urbanization, are used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a key indicator of […]

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  • A Sudden Multiplication of Planets

    A Sudden Multiplication of Planets

    Years ago scientists were thrilled to find one new planet.Now thanks to Kepler we have a bonanza of new worlds as announced by NASA,a breakthrough addition to the catalog of new planets. Researchers using Kepler have confirmed 715 new worlds, almost quadrupling the number of planets previously confirmed by the planet hunting spacecraft. Some of the new worlds are similar in size to Earth and orbit in the habitable zone of their parent stars. Enjoy and share….

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  • Earth-like Planet Gliese 581

    Earth-like Planet Gliese 581

    Star gliese 581 is 20 light years from earth. it’s about the same age as our sun,and orbiting it. It’s just the right distance from it’s Star, any closer water would boil away and further, it would freeze. These are ideal conditions for life to have evolved. And if comets have struck, delivering water and organic materials, then life, complex beings like us, even civilizations like our own, could be on it right now. Supposing that there is life on […]

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  • A Tour Of The Planets

    A Tour Of The Planets

    Today we detour from the usual post by having a longer video,but being the holiday period hopefully you have more time to watch this video.It is an educational video depicting the planets and their atmospheres and temperatures. A beauteous rip through the solar system, based on NASA’s Science on a Sphere program “The Wanderers.” In ancient times, humans watched the skies looking for clues to their future and to aid in their very survival. They soon observed that some stars […]

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