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  • Mira

    Mira a true shooting star is one of the best looking stars in the sky. Nasa’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer,( an Earth orbiting explorer ) gave astronomers a pleasant surprise when it sent back some of the most intriguing images of a shooting star with hidden secrets. This video gives us an example of stellar recycling by tracking the journey of this true shooting star and it’s slow death. Enjoy and share…

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  • M25 And Measuring The Distance To Stars

    M25 And Measuring The Distance To Stars

    Professor Merrifield discusses motorways and stars – but says only a little about Messier 25 itself! Enjoy and share….. Celestron 21041 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $69.95 Price: $40.91

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  • Closest Approach

    Closest Approach

    Coming Soon: Closest Approach Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. The cosmic light show will occur when a pulsar discovered by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope swings by its companion star. Scientists plan a global campaign to watch the event from radio wavelengths to the highest-energy gamma rays detectable. The pulsar, known as J2032+4127 (J2032 for short), […]

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  • ESO 381-12

    ESO 381-12

    The strikingly uneven structure and the clusters of stars that orbit around the galaxy suggest that ESO 381-12 may have been part of a dramatic collision sometime in its relatively recent past. This video begins with a ground based view of the night sky, before zooming in on the galaxy ESO 381-12 as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees it. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 31042 AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope Price: $239.95

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  • Best Observational Evidence of First Generation Stars in the Universe

    Best Observational Evidence of First Generation Stars in the Universe

    VLT discovers CR7, the brightest distant galaxy, and signs of Population III stars Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered by far the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and found strong evidence that examples of the first generation of stars lurk within it. These massive, brilliant, and previously purely theoretical objects were the creators of the first heavy elements in history — the elements necessary to forge the stars around us today, the planets that orbit […]

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  • Star Trail Time-lapse

    Star Trail Time-lapse

    Beautiful music, beautiful imagery. Highways Of Light – Star Trail Time-lapse “The sun & the stars dear, they’ll shine on our highway. They’ll shine on our home here, by my highway of light.” Enjoy and share….. Celestron 31042 AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope Price: $249.95

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  • Unprecedented Look Into Superstar Eta Carinae

    Unprecedented Look Into Superstar Eta Carinae

    Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years of Earth, is known for its surprising behavior, erupting twice in the 19th century for reasons scientists still don’t understand. A long-term study led by astronomers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, used NASA satellites, ground-based telescopes and theoretical modeling to produce the most comprehensive picture of Eta Carinae to date. New findings include Hubble Space Telescope images that show decade-old shells of ionized gas […]

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  • Star Formation in the Southern Milky Way

    Star Formation in the Southern Milky Way

    A beautiful pictorial video from ESO that you will want to ply over and over again! This very short video gives a close-up view of a spectacular mosaic of images from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile that shows two dramatic star formation regions in the southern Milky Way. The first is of these, on the left, is dominated by the star cluster NGC 3603, located 20 000 light-years away, […]

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  • What Has Hubble Learned From Star Clusters?

    What Has Hubble Learned From Star Clusters?

    In this video we learn how Hubble has studied and imaged these beautiful objects, also we introduce a striking new image of Messier 15, one of the oldest globular clusters in our skies. This is the best ever image of this cluster, which contains over 100 000 stars, a planetary nebula known as Pease 1 (otherwise named PN Ku 648 or Kürster 648), and something more exotic: at its core, it is thought to host a rare type of black […]

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  • Star Cluster NGC 3293

    Star Cluster NGC 3293

    A close-up look at the star cluster NGC 3293 This video is short and sweet, lovely music and spectacular photography. It gives a close-up view of a colorful image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It shows a group of young stars huddled together against a backdrop of clouds of glowing gas and lanes of dust. This star cluster, known as NGC 3293, would have been just a cloud […]

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