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2 hrs ago | The Age
If intelligent alien life exists we will find it within two decades, thanks to advances in computer power speeding up our search of star systems, says the SETI Institute's senior astronomer Seth Shostak.
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5 hrs ago | The China Post
Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy and 1,300 times larger than the sun.
9 hrs ago | WPXI
This composite image provided by NASA April 2, 2009 shows the Cartwheel galaxy as seen by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer's Far Ultraviolet detector ; the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera-2 in B-band visible light ; the Spitzer Space Telescope's Infrared Array Camera at 8 microns ; and the Chandra X-ray Observatory's Advanced ... (more)
9 hrs ago | Universe Today
A tale of two proplyds: An artist's conception of a massive star stripping material away from one proto-planetary disk, while a more distant one is able to retain its ring of dust and debris.
13 hrs ago | LiveScience
Hundreds of wandering "rogue" black holes may dwell in the Milky Way - and now researchers say they know how to detect them.
15 hrs ago | Daily Press & Argus
I decided to analyze the weather predictions in The Old Farmer's Almanac. This was before the Internet, so I spent many hours in the agriculture school library, poring over binders of temperature and precipitation records.
The collection honours American astronomer Carl Sagan's Cosmos series. n August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. The Coronal Mass Ejection traveled at nearly 1,500 kilometres per second.
Explanation: Does the Sun change as it rotates? Yes, and the changes can vary from subtle to dramatic.
Infant HIV cure A second HIV-infected child seems to have been successfully treated, according to the doctor who last year reported the first child to be cured of the infection .
Astronomers see star some 50 light-years from Earth covered by celestial body in the solar system that belongs to the "family" of Pluto.
A recent analysis of a star in the south hemisphere constellation of Centaurus has highlighted the role that amateurs play in assisting with professional discoveries in astronomy.
Tomorrow is Albert Einstein's birthday, but today marks the anniversary of the discovery of the first new planet since antiquity by William Herschel, in 1781 - Uranus.
The Town of Halton Hills will once again join communities in Canada and throughout the world to participate in Earth Hour by turning off unnecessary lights, reducing energy use and taking action to help address climate change on Saturday, March 29, 8:30-9:30 p.m. The objective of Earth Hour is a symbolic action to bring awareness to climate change ... (more)
With so much dark matter and mindless entertainment on television these days, it was as if a voice from beyond said, "Let there be light."
Space fans who name Martian craters for a fee will not see those monikers considered for official recognition, according to the International Astronomical Union.
Seth McFarlane and Carl Sagan. Associating those two names may confuse folks familiar with the works of both men.
John Gianforte - co-founder of the "Astronomical Society" of northern New England and astronomy instructor for Granite State College and UNH Mal Cameron - former astronomy and space educator at the McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center and coordinator of its NASA Educator Resource Center