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Space Astronomy

World’s Largest Space Observatory Opened in Chile

March 15, 2013, 12:32 pm

The world’s largest ground-based observatory has been opened in Chile. Antennas are positioned to capture incredible pictures that reveal the grandness of the cosmic space.

Asteroid Mining Might be Gold Rush of This Century

February 8, 2013, 9:38 pm

Space exploration has always fascinated man, and the first steps to this glorious adventure could very well be underway as two young companies draw up plans to begin mining [...]

Construction Begins on Canada’s Largest Radio Telescope

January 29, 2013, 10:16 pm

Construction has started on Canada’s largest radio telescope, the first to be built in more than three decades.

Milky Way’s Monster Outflows Help Generate Galactic Magnetic Field

January 4, 2013, 2:30 am

Supersonic geysers of charged particles have been discovered streaming from our galaxy’s center that span about two-thirds of the sky when viewed from Earth.

Skynet Program Helps Youth Explore the Universe

December 30, 2012, 1:01 am

A new program called Skynet Junior Scholars will involve middle school students in astronomy with the hopes of fostering interested toward STEM subjects.

Hubble Sees Andromeda Galaxy in Dazzling Detail

July 21, 2011, 1:49 pm

NASA has published four close-up shots of Messier 31 (M 31), the Andromeda Galaxy, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Cosmic Superbubble: A Hidden Treasure in Our Universe

July 20, 2011, 2:40 pm

The ESO’s Very Large Telescope has imaged a superbubble nebula around star cluster NGC 1929 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small neighboring galaxy and satellite of the Milky Way.

Hubble Discovers Fourth Moon Orbiting Pluto

July 20, 2011, 1:04 pm

Astronomers have stumbled upon a fourth moon orbiting Pluto whilst using the Hubble Space Telescope to search for rings around the dwarf planet.

New Methods Measure the Sun’s Magnetism

July 19, 2011, 3:11 pm

NASA scientists have discovered a new way to study the magnetic fields in the sun’s upper atmosphere or corona.

Atlantis Crew Heading Back to Earth

July 19, 2011, 11:34 am

Atlantis has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS), and the four astronauts onboard are on their way back to Earth, after completing the shuttle program STS-135, [...]


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