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Oldest known star discovered by Australian astronomers

Australian astronomers have discovered the oldest known star in the universe through what the lead researcher describes as a "needle-in-a-haystack" situation.
In the Media by Megan Morreale

European satellite Gaia will map 1 billion stars

Cayenne - The European Space Agency launched a new satellite, Thursday, which is expected to "boldly go where no satellite has gone before," providing the most accurate three-dimensional map of our part of the Milky Way.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

David Parry — To Heaven from Hell with Elchin Special

Baku - Elchin Afandiyev is a playwright who is little known outside his native Azerbaijan. Theatre impressario David Parry intends to change all that.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron

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

NASA discovers three Earth-like planets; could host life

A NASA telescope has identified three distant planets that have close compositions to Earth and are the most likely candidates to host life.
In the Media by Ryan Donnelly - 3 comments

NASA finds tiny exoplanet in 'habitable zone' of space

Mountain View - NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope managed to capture the dimming of a star more than 215-light-years away, alerting scientists to the presence of a tiny planet passing between the star and Earth.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Hubble telescope captures images of 13-billion year-old galaxies

Following an announcement on Wednesday, NASA has released images of seven primitive galaxies they believe formed more than 13 billion years ago.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Australia, South Africa agree to share world's largest telescope

Amsterdam - Australia and South Africa agreed in the Netherlands Friday of sharing the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, the world's most powerful radio telescope. The SKA telescope is believed to be strong enough to detect extraterrestrial life.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Discovered – black holes large enough to swallow a galaxy

Astronomers have unexpectedly discovered two of the largest black holes ever seen in the universe. The black holes are millions of times larger and denser than any previously recorded: large enough to swallow out solar system many times over.
In the Media by Tim Sandle

NASA budget funds telescope, cuts commercial spaceflight

The FY2012 budget, recently signed by the president, includes increased funding for the James Webb Space Telescope, but cuts proposed funding for commercial spaceflight
In the Media by Albert Baer - 2 comments
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