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Hawaii time-lapse night sky video goes viral (video)

A graduate student in astronomy at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, has made a stunning time-lapse video depicting the Milky Way over Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Scientists win 'Ig Nobel' prize for dung beetle navigation

A Swedish research team has won a coveted "Ig Nobel" prize - awarded by Harvard University for quirky discoveries "that make people laugh and then think" - for finding dung beetles can navigate their way home in the dark using the Milky Way as a guide.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Kepler telescope to be retired

The Kepler space telescope has been retired from its planet-hunting mission after NASA engineers failed to find a fix for its hobbled pointing system.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Voyager surfs Solar System's edge

Nasa's Voyager 1 spacecraft launched more than 35 years ago and is now 11.5 billion miles from where it started. There is no telling exactly when it will leave the Solar System, but the moment is believed to be close.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

NASA’s Chandra spots dozens of black holes in neighboring galaxy

New research conducted using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory confirms what scientists have long suspected—that the unusual amount of X-ray sources emanating from the center of the Andromeda galaxy are the signatures of dozens of black holes.
In the Media by Jordan Howell - 4 comments

NASA finds youngest black hole in Milky Way, 1000 yrs old

NASA scientists believe they may have found the youngest black hole in the Milky Way galaxy formed only about 1,000 years ago, and it is not very far away from Earth, only about 26,000 light-years away.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Milky Way twins found by international group of astronomers

Two exact matches to the Milky Way system have been found by an international astronomer team. The group was led by Dr. Aaron Robotham of the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and Scotland's University of St. Andrews.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 3 comments

TopFinds: Easing the pain of PTSD, a woman’s suicide on Facebook

Inside a fight to help victims of post-traumatic stress disorder. A woman commits suicide while using Facebook. More details and photos emerge about the Trayvon Martin shooting. These are the top stories on
In the Media by David Silverberg

NASA's Chandra detects Milky Way's black hole devours asteroids

NASA astronomers say a supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A* at the center of the Milky Way may be vaporizing and devouring asteroids. This, the experts say, could explain the frequent flares observed in the center of the Milky Way.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

ESO's VISTA discovers old globular clusters of stars

Santiago - Two Globular clusters of very old stars in our galaxy have been discovered. The European Southern Observatory's (ESO) VISTA Survey telescope at Paranal Observatory in Chile, made the new discoveries.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus
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Zoomed-in detail of astar-forming region in our Milky Way galaxy on a larger photo that captures 1 b...
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Zoomed-in detail of astar-forming region in our Milky Way galaxy on a larger photo that captures 1 billion of the Milky Way's stars.

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