Astronomy

Construction began at world’s largest Radio Telescope

world's largest Radio Telescope

The world’s largest radio telescope which will be 500 meters in diameter, has just began construction, in China.

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By |July 27, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Comet PanSTARRS, Moon and Venus

Comet PanSTARRS, Moon and Venus

In this impressive image you can see Comet PanSTARRS, complete with two tails and over the trees, far in the distance, are bright Venus and an even brighter crescent Moon.   Image credit Amit Kamble (Auckland Astronomical Society)

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By |July 24, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Newly discovered planet is the most similar yet to Earth

Kepler-452b exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone

NASA’s Kepler mission discovers Kepler-452b exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone, that is the most similar yet to Earth.

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By |July 24, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A Brief History of Everything by Neil deGrasse Tyson

A Brief History of Everything by Neil deGrasse Tyson

A brief history of everything in the Universe, simply explained by amazing Neil deGrasse Tyson.   Watch the video…

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By |July 22, 2015|Categories: Astronomy, Physics|Tags: |

Stephen Hawking launches quest to search for E.T.

Stephen Hawking launches quest to search for E.T

Professor Stephen Hawking has teamed up with a Russian billionaire to launch a $100 million quest to find E.T. over the next decade.

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By |July 21, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Fly over Pluto

Fly over Pluto

A new amazing video from NASA, showing simulated flyover of Pluto’s Norgay Montes (Norgay Mountains) and Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain), created from New Horizons closest-approach images.

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By |July 18, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Close-up images of Pluto

Close-up image of Pluto

New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator.  It’s about a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet above the surface of the icy body.  Credits: NASA/JHU APL/SwRI

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By |July 16, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

A discussion on Pluto

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Colbert

Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Colbert, rightfully excited about the successful Pluto flyby of New Horizons.

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By |July 16, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: |

Pluto is bigger than expected

Pluto detailed

New Horizons finally gets up close with Pluto, the most remote object ever visited in the Solar System, for only 15 minutes.   Watch the videos…

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By |July 15, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Black Hole Bull’s-eye

Black Hole Bull's-eye

It looks like a shooting target, but actually is an image of nested rings of X-ray light centered on an erupting black hole.

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By |July 14, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |