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Four Huge Laser Beams Create Artificial Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: Laser Beams, Astronomy, Artificial Stars, Paranal Observatory )

Derek
- 4 hours ago - news.sky.com
Four powerful lasers have lit up the sky in Chile - creating artificial guide stars to help with space exploration. The system has been switched on at the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope.
Milky Way's Vast Galactic Plane Shimmers In Hypnotic New Video
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, milky way galaxy, ESA, Herschel space telescope, space, technology, science )

Cat
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Breathtaking. To the naked eye, the Milky Way can seem little more than a whitish smudge stretching across the night sky âEUR" at least if youâEUR(TM)re stargazing in the midst of a light-polluted city.
Herschel Provides Stunning Video of Galactic Panorama
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, technology )

Rob
- 1 day ago - gizmag.com
The video displays a detailed panorama of the Milky Way as seen from our perspective in the Orion Spur of the Perseus spiral arm. Video: Best in HD and full screen.
Inside the Grand Plan to Send Humans to Mars
Science & Tech  (tags: Mars, NASA., moon, Orion, SLS, space, new technology, space travel, humans, health, design, concept, discovery, astronomy, research, nasa )

Roger
- 7 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
this is a REAL project to send humans to Mars, not a gimmick like some ...
New Project Plans To Send A Spacecraft To Alpha Centauri In 20 Years
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, Alpha Centauri technology, research, space, spacecraft )

Michael
- 14 days ago - iflscience.com
A new project has been announced that will attempt to launch a small spacecraft to our nearest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri, and return images and data to Earth within a generation.
NASA To Test New 40km Solar Sail That Could Leave The Solar System In Under 10 Years
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, science, solar sail, nasa, technology, research )

Michael
- 14 days ago - iflscience.com
NASA has started work on a giant solar sail, which would use electrically charged protons from solar wind to reach enormous speeds - and make interstellar travel a reality.
Could Supernovas Have Altered the Development of Life on Earth?
Science & Tech  (tags: biology, astronomy, space )

Glenn
- 21 days ago - latimes.com
Do we owe our very existence to an exploding star?
Could 'Planet X' Cause Comet Catastrophes on Earth?
Science & Tech  (tags: space, astronomy, Earth, mass, extinction, life, science, news, interesting, humans, discovery, climate, environment, history, habitat, nasa, research, safety, scientists, study, technology, world )

Roger
- 24 days ago - space.com
Space.com is asking some very good questions about Planet 9 and 10 yet to be discovered and their potential to cause mass extinctions on Earth every 27 millions years, a very good report and "must read"
White Dwarf With Almost Pure Oxygen Atmosphere Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, White Dwarf, stellar evolution, Oxygen, discovery )

Louise
- 25 days ago - phys.org
A trio of researchers, two with the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and the other with Universität Kiel has discovered something very unique a white dwarf with an atmosphere that is made almost completely of oxygen
CometâEUR(TM)s Close Brush With Earth Seen in Radar Images
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, nasa, space, study, comet, Comet P/2016 BA14 )

Louise
- 31 days ago - kticradio.com
NASA has released radar images showing what a comet looked like as it hurtled past Earth last week, making it the third closest brush in recorded history, according to the space agency.
Why Doesn't the Moon Have a Name?
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Moon, scientific nomenclature, science, space )

Cat
- 45 days ago - livescience.com
Fascinating! Earth's moon does have a name: In English, it's "the moon."
Dust Grains Found in Meteorites Came From Exploding Stars Is Older Than the Sun: Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, space, science, early solar system, meteorites, dust grains )

Louise
- 46 days ago - microcapmagazine.com
Microscopic dust grains extracted from meteorites that landed on Earth had ancient and explosive origins that predate the formation of the solar system.
Ageing StarâEUR(TM)s Dusty Halo Could Mean ItâEUR(TM)s Still Churning Out Planets
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, science, stellar evolution )

Louise
- 49 days ago - independent.co.uk
Host of the dust disk is a double star called IRAS 08544-4431, which sits about 4,000 light years away from us
We Finally Know Why Mercury Is So Dark
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Mercury, Solar System, MESSENGER, NASA, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Phy, discovery, investigation, space, research, technology, science )

Cat
- 51 days ago - gizmodo.com
This is cool. Something about the planet Mercury doesnâEUR(TM)t sit right with astronomers: ItâEUR(TM)s too dark.
 

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