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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Enceladus rains water onto Saturn

Enceladus rains water onto Saturn

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's Herschel space observatory has shown that water expelled from the moon Enceladus forms a giant torus of water vapour around Saturn. The discovery solves a 14-year mystery by identifying the source of the water in Saturn’s upper atmosphere.

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Friday, July 08, 2011

Does Asteroid Vesta have a moon?

Does Asteroid Vesta have a moon?

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft is closing in on Vesta, and from now until the ion-powered spacecraft goes into orbit in mid-July, every picture of the giant asteroid will be the best one ever taken. What will researchers do with this unprecedented clarity?

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

First images from the VLT Survey Telescope 268-megapixel camera

First images from the VLT Survey Telescope 268-megapixel camera

(PhysOrg.com) -- The VLT Survey Telescope (VST), the latest addition to ESO’s Paranal Observatory, has made its first release of impressive images of the southern sky. The VST is a state-of-the-art 2.6-meter telescope, with the huge 268-megapixel camera OmegaCAM at its heart, which is designed to map the sky both quickly and with very fine image quality. It is a visible-light telescope that perfectly complements ESO’s VISTA infrared survey telescope. New images of the Omega Nebula and the globular cluster Omega Centauri demonstrate the VST’s power.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Heaven is a 'fairy story' says Stephen Hawking.

Heaven is a 'fairy story', says Stephen Hawking

British scientist Stephen Hawking has branded heaven a "fairy story" for people afraid of the dark, in his latest dismissal of the concepts underpinning the world's religions.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Lyrid Meteor Shower and Big Sun Spot Activity.

LYRID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is entering a stream of dusty debris from Comet Thatcher,
source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on
April 22nd with as many as 20 meteors per hour, although visibility will be reduced
by bright moonlight. The best time to look, no matter where you live, is Friday morning
during the hours before local dawn. Visit http://spaceweather.com for live meteor
counts and more information.

BIG SUNSPOTS: This week the sun is dotted with several large spots, a situation that
will become increasingly common as Solar Cycle 24 intensifies. Our new White Light
Solar Observing System allows you to safely monitor these behemoth sources of solar
activity. Click here for more information:

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Spinning Asteroid Flyby

SPINNING ASTEROID FLYBY: A 50-meter asteroid is flying past the Earth-Moon system on
April 15th, 2011. There's no danger of a collision, but the 50-meter space rock is
remarkable. It is elongated and spinning, which causes the asteroid to flash like a
strobe light in amateur telescopes. Video and observing tips are highlighted on today's
edition of http://spaceweather.com.