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Searching for Extra-Galactic Radio Signals
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, interesting, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, news, radio signals, science, space )

Kayleen
- 1 day ago - sciencenews.org
These intense fast radio bursts are the calling card of some exotic, cataclysmic event outside the Milky Way, and may tell the story of half the missing matter in the universe. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
NASA Believes Newest Telescopes Could Spot Extraterrestrial Life Within 20 Years
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, nasa, research, science, space )

Michael
- 8 days ago - iflscience.com
"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." - Arthur Clarke
Super-Duper-Moon Expected in August
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, full moon )

Beatrice
- 13 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A supermoon which will be even bigger and brighter than last weekend's is expected on August 10th when the full Moon reaches its closest point to Earth. This weekend's stunning 'supermoon' captured the imagination of stargazers and photographers
Dual Stars Sculpting the Eta Carinae Nebula
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Eta Carinae, space, research, discovery, science, study, nasa, nebula )

Michael
- 13 days ago - iflscience.com
A candidate for the most interesting known star has been shown to be even more complex than previously thought, with interactions with its companion shaping the enormous field of gas and dust it is throwing off.
Strange Radio Signals Mystify Astronomers
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, radio waves, radio, radio bursts, discovery, nasa, astronomy, Kaspi, McGill )

Michael
- 15 days ago - iflscience.com
One of the world's great radio telescopes isn't hearing voices - for the first time another giant dish has picked up one of the mysterious "fast radio bursts" (FRBs) that have been puzzling astronomers at the Parkes Radio Telescope.
This Is a Extra Special Year for "Super Moons"
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, super-moons, astronomy )

Cal
- 16 days ago - enn.com
If you thought one supermoon was bright, how about three? The full Moons of summer 2014-July 12th, August 10th, and Sept. 9th-will all be supermoons.
New Hypothesis For Mercury's Unusual Formation
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Mercury, research, discovery, science, scientists, nasa, space, solar system )

Michael
- 17 days ago - iflscience.com
The formation of Mercury has perplexed planetary scientists for quite some time, as it has a wide variety of unique features when compared to other terrestrial planets in the solar system.
Top 10 Unsolved Mysteries of Science
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, life, science, space, research, investigation, discovery, energy, physics, chemistry, biology, aliens )

Michael
- 22 days ago - iflscience.com
So what are some of the top mysteries keeping scientists busy? Here's our top ten:
Planet With 2 Mini-Suns Yields New Planet-Hunting Technique
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, research, nasa, science, planets, discovery )

Michael
- 22 days ago - cbc.ca
Astronomers have discovered a small super-Earth that's part of a strange threesome - its star is one of two small, closely-spaced twins in a binary star system, but the planet orbits just one twin at an Earth-like distance.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: Shortlist
Offbeat  (tags: environment, astronomy, competition, photos, pictures )

Cher Away
- 26 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The Royal Observatory's annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition highlights outstanding works in astronomical photography around the world, with winners chosen in four categories including Earth and Space, Our Solar System, Deep Space and
The Hammer of Thor
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, discovery )

Marty
- 27 days ago - pasthorizonspr.com
A small hammer dating to the 10th century was found recently on the Danish Island of Lolland. Over 1000 of these amulets have been found across Northern Europe but the pendant from Lolland is the only one with a runic inscription.
Astronomers Detect Mysterious Signal 240 Million Light-Years From Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, astronomy, discovery, energy, dark matter, neutrinos )

Michael
- 29 days ago - iflscience.com
Astronomers have detected a mysterious signal in X-ray data from a study of galaxy clusters, and they think the X-rays could have been produced by the decay of sterile neutrinos, a type of particle proposed as a candidate for dark matter.
Could We Be Wrong About The Speed Of Light?
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, research, science, light, speed of light, physics, neutrinos, astronomy )

Michael
- 29 days ago - iflscience.com
A challenge has been thrown down to the consistency of the speed of light, based on an anomaly from the most closely observed supernovae of all time.
Nearby Exoplanet Is Best Candidate For Supporting Life
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, exoplanet, red dwarf, space, research, science, discovery, interesting )

Michael
- 30 days ago - iflscience.com
Finding new exoplanets is always awesome, but discovering exoplanets within the star's habitable zone are exponentially more exciting.
Hubble Telescope's Successor Will Change Our Perspective of the Universe
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, computer, concept, design, discovery, interesting, investigation, NewTechnology, research, science, space, study, technology )

Frans
- 30 days ago - industrytap.com
The James Webb Telescope (named after former NASA administrator James Webb) is set to launch sometime in 2018 and is expected to give a whole new perspective on our understanding of the creation of the universe, black holes and identifying life ...
 

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