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The Race to See Our Supermassive Black Hole
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, investigation )

Rob
- 15 hours ago - seeker.com
Using the power of interferometry, two astronomical projects are, for the first time, close to directly observing the black hole in the center of the Milky Way.
Small Blue Galaxy Could Shed New Light on Big Bang!
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, research, scientists, space, Cosmology )

Mitchell
- 8 days ago - news.indiana.edu
A mere 30 milion light yeas away, a metal poor galaxy is the focus of excitement.
Finding Habitable Planets Is One Thing, Finding Life Quite Another
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, space, discovery, nasa, Kepler Space Telescope )

Michael
- 14 days ago - cbc.ca
There appear to be more planets in space than stars. And new figures released this week from the Kepler Space Telescope suggest that there could be 10 billion of them in our galaxy that are suitable for life.
Quebec Teen Discovers Ancient Mayan Ruins By Studying the Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, ancient, history, astronomy, discovery )

Glenn
- 17 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
many of the greatest archaeological discoveries are made by accident.
Mercury's Journey Across Sun Under Way
Science & Tech  (tags: space, astronomy, Sun, Mercury, planet's )

Ray
- 18 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Skywatchers across the globe are observing Mercury transit the Sun, the little planet's third such pass of 14 it will make this century.
Earth Size Planets Found!
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, science, space )

Mitchell
- 21 days ago - skyandtelescope.com
Some 40 light years away, orbiting a dwarf star, Earth size planets have been found!
A Pure Methane Sea on Titan | EarthSky.Org
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, environment, interesting, space )

Nelson
- 22 days ago - earthsky.org
We knew that Saturn's moon Titan had seas and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons, but their exact composition was unknown until recently.
Journey Toward Milky Ways Dark Heart in New Hubble Video
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, space )

Rob
- 23 days ago - gizmag.com
The Hubble image on which the video is based is comprised of nine separate shots. Video: Best in HD and Full Screen.
New Model Could Show That Stephen Hawking Is Right About Black Holes
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, science, scientists, discovery, black holes, Hawking radiation, nasa )

Michael
- 23 days ago - iflscience.com
One of the longest standing mysteries of black holes is what happens to stuff when it falls inside.
Satellites to See Mercury Enter Spotlight on May 9
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, interesting, science )

Rob
- 23 days ago - phys.org
It happens only a little more than once a decade and the next chance to see it is Monday, May 9, 2016. Throughout the U.S., sky watchers can watch Mercury pass between Earth and the sun.
Researchers Have Discovered Three Potentially Habitable, Earth-Like Worlds
Science & Tech  (tags: investigation, research, scientists, astronomy )

Olga
- 25 days ago - edition.cnn.com
The planets are about the size of Earth and given the proximity of the dwarf star, they receive four times the amount of radiation than we do from the sun, which suggests they are in the habitable zone.
We Are Almost Certainly Not Alone In The Universe
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, nasa, news, space, astronomy, extraterrestrial life, life, aliens )

Michael
- 25 days ago - iflscience.com
The existence of extra-terrestrial life is one of the most compelling debates in science. When we ask "Are we alone?", we are wondering about how life itself begins, and what our place and function is in this universe.
How the Newly Launched French Satellite Could 'Shake the Foundations of Physics'
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Centre National d'√Čtudes Spatiales, Einstein, France, gravity, interesting, news, space )

Kayleen
- 28 days ago - csmonitor.com
Their satellite will directly test an important aspect of Albert EinsteinâEUR(TM)s General Theory of Relativity, specifically his "Equivalence Principle", the current model of how gravity works. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Four Huge Laser Beams Create Artificial Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: Laser Beams, Astronomy, Artificial Stars, Paranal Observatory )

Derek
- 29 days 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.
 

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