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Thursday, September 21, 2017
By Emma Cox,

Vega is 25 light-years away from the Earth, visible in the summer sky of the Northern Hemisphere. It is the brightest star of the constellation Lyra, the fifth brightest star in the night sky and the second brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere.

Over a 26,000-year cycle, the North gradually shifts to different stars, due to the wobbling of the Earth's axis. Vega was the North Star several thousand years ago, and will replace Polaris to be the North Star again in about 12,000 years. While brightness has been the popular point of Vega, its region...
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Has the search for alien life been renewed? It appears so, according to the latest telescope facility proposals across the world.

The last week of September saw a group of scientists introduce...

The last week of September saw a group of scientists introduce their proposal to set up a large telescope in space to the world. The new telescope, Space.com reported, is said to be more powerful than...

The Hubble Space Telescope recently debuted new, detailed images of the Veil Nebula. The remains of the massive supernova, located in the constellation Cygnus which is 2,100 light-years away, was a...

NASA’s Kepler mission was able to find an exoplanet late last month. Now, astronomy has reached new heights, as a ground-based telescope was able to detect and find an exoplanet six months later.

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Mars Rover picture, straight from NASA. What is this? All images from http://www.nasa.gov/

Here is the raw image direct from NASA http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/2/p/728/2P191002092EFFAMOAP2443R1M1.JPG

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I understand that crossing certain boundaries opens our human experience to new possibilities. However, boundary crossings have both costs and rewards. I see the value in, perhaps, rescuing an astronaut...

Starting in 2013, they will help detect pollutants, manage catastrophes and mitigate the effects of climate change. We will give you a preview of how the orbiting monitoring network, based in Frascati,...

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In view of the amazing number of new planets that have been discovered recently, including a ‘Super-Earth’, I have been pondering the validity of the famous Drake equation that suggests the possibility...

On September 30th, the House Approved NASA's $19 Billion budget for FY2011. As long as President Obama signs the Bill, the budget is set. This means the death of the Constellation Program. What's that...

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Scientists hope to discover alien life with new telescope

funny how anti-matter etc has the propensity to destroy alien life perhaps but i'd be more concerned about the attitude of earthlings. When confronted most warring factions hellbent on destroying each other ends with a quandry ongoing. "It doesn't matter"...

Telescope Discovers Exoplanet From Earth

Never thought that GPI could be more efficient than spacecrafts but when I'd read the article I understood that in some cases it's better to use GPI for discovering exoplanets and other objects outside the solar system. Since I have known about Kepler...

NASA Mars Rover, Picture reveals what looks like a stone...

just being awake in short spurts suffices me Shaun...have a good one whatever that implies, some say ours is not to wonder why but we can't use that as a platitudic answer to the kernel of our existence as you rightly say. And we can only trust that...


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