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Privately funded solar spacecraft to launch in 2016

A tiny spacecraft designed to sail by the power of the sun is scheduled to launch atop a SpaceX rocket in 2016, a leading US space enthusiast said Wednesday.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The York Daily Record

What's going on in central and northeastern York County: July 10 to 16, 2014

Darnell Ort of Conewago Township shared this photo taken on his deck of a hummingbird.

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Related Topix: York County, PA, Science, Ferrum College, York, PA

Space.com

Red and Dead Future for a Galaxy Running Out of Star Fuel

Arp220 is a nearby Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxy similar to what ALESS65 would look like if it were closer to Earth.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, University of Virginia, The Conversation, Reggae, Science

Boston.com

Afp Photo / Nasa Ames / JPL-Caltech Astronomers invite public to name exoplanets

An artist's concept depicts NASA's Kepler misssion's smallest habitable zone planet.

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Scientific American

Supernova Reveals Origins of Universe's Dust

Cosmic dust is crucial to the birth of stars and planets, but how so much of it came to be present in the young universe has been a mystery The supernova SN 2010jl produced dust much larger than usually found in the Milky Way.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Science, Explosion

Space Ref

Astronomers Bring The Third Dimension To A Doomed Star's Outburst

In the middle of the 19th century, the massive binary system Eta Carinae underwent an eruption that ejected at least 10 times the sun's mass and made it the second-brightest star in the sky.

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Related Topix: Dimension, Jazz, Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Greenbelt, MD

Switched

Ukrainian Astronomers Name a Star 'Putin-Huilo,' Which Means 'Putin Is a D**khead'

Together with pro-Ukraine activists, the astronomers named a star "Putin-Huilo" -- a Ukrainian insult that, loosely translated, means "Putin is a d**khead."

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RedOrbit

Astronomers Discover Enormous Amount Of Missing...

Image Caption: Computer simulations of intergalactic hydrogen in a "dimly lit" universe and a "brightly lit" universe that has five times more of the energetic photons that destroy neutral hydrogen atoms.

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Oxford Times

Update with extra pictures: Lumious summer clouds light up the Tackley sky at night

This picture of the noctilucent clouds - sometimes called "night shining clouds" - was taken on Sunday night by amateur astronomer Mary Spicer from her bedroom windown in Tackley.

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Science Daily

NASA Mars Orbiter views rover crossing into new zone

NASA Mars rover Curiosity has driven out of the ellipse, approximately 4 miles wide and 12 miles long , that was mapped as safe terrain for its 2012 landing inside Gale Crater.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Vast nighttime theater provides gleaming celestial show for stargazers

Generally, the best time to view meteor shows is after midnight. These are named meteor shows through the end of 2014 visible in the Northern Hemisphere and producing significant number of meteors: These are some of the sites that provide information about the night sky as well as weather conditions.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Weather, Sacramento, CA, Science

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Park Record

Science summer camp shoots for the stars

Park City Day School science summer camp students Chloe Vezina, left, and Greta Knapp listen on as their teacher, Heather Christensen, reads Dr. Seuss There s No Place Like Space Tuesday, July 8. Alexandria Gonzalez/Park Record.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Science, Salt Lake City, UT, Park City, UT

Free Republic

Astronomy: Planets in chaos. Standard ideas of Planet formation are being demolished

The discovery of thousands of star systems wildly different from our own has demolished ideas about how planets form.

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Scientific Blogging

Red And Dead - The Carbon Monoxide Future Of Galaxy ALESS65

Astronomers have studied the carbon monoxide in ALESS65, a galaxy over 12 billion light years away, and found that it's literally running out of gas.

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ECNmag

A hotspot for powerful cosmic rays

An observatory run by the University of Utah found a "hotspot" beneath the Big Dipper emitting a disproportionate number of the highest-energy cosmic rays.

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Related Topix: University of Utah, Physics, Science, Delta, UT

North County Public Radio

Let the moon be your guide

So much to see in the sky these nights, including a view into the center of our galaxy.

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Live Science

Hotspot May Reveal Origin of High-Energy Cosmic Rays

An artist's concept of the shower of particles produced when Earth's atmosphere is struck by ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.

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Science Daily

Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of a galaxy at one million kilometers per hour

New research has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future of the Milky Way.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Science Daily

Athena Observatory helping solve mysteries of the universe

The European Space Agency has selected the Athena X-ray Observatory as its second 'Large-class' science mission in the 21st Century, which will help to answer vital questions about the universe.

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USA Today

Cities 'henge' bets with the perfect sunset

You'd think that people had never seen a sunset before. But properly framed, that bright object in the sky can look new, especially to those who spend most of their time staring at screens.

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Related Topix: New York, New York Government, Northwestern University, Science

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