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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary in April, Hubble Has Revisited the Famous ""Pillars of Creation"
Science & Tech  (tags: Eagle Nebula, Pillars of Creation, hubble, science, interesting, discovery, astronomy, scientists, research, technology, world, nasa, history, ancient, Gizmos )

Roxy
- 13 days ago - nasa.gov
The jaw-dropping photo, taken in 1995, revealed never-before-seen details of three giant columns of cold gas bathed in the scorching ultraviolet light from a cluster of young, massive stars in a small region of the Eagle Nebula, or M16
Astronauts Evacuate From U.S. Side of International Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, space, science, news, nasa, humans, environment, astronomy, cosmology, space, astronauts, evacuate, International Space Station, toxic, amonia, leak )

Darren
- 13 days ago - scientificamerican.com
An alarm suggesting a potentially toxic ammonia leak on the International Space Station early Wednesday, but it might have been a false alarm
Extra Second to Be Added to 2015 as Tech Companies Brace for Problems
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, atomic-clock, concept, Earth's rotation, science, space, time )

Ben
- 15 days ago - smh.com.au
At midnight on June 30, dials will read 11:59:60 for one second as clocks pause to allow the Earth's rotation to catch up with atomic time.
Mega Star Viewed In Unprecedented Detail
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, space, nasa, research, Eta Carinae, supernova, hypernova )

Michael
- 15 days ago - iflscience.com
A star millions of times as bright as the sun has been imaged using a combination of space and Earth-based telescopes to provide extraordinary detail.
NASA Closer Than Ever to Finding Earth's 'Twin'
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, nasa, news, research, science, space, study )

Ben
- 15 days ago - smh.com.au
NASA's Kepler mission, a space telescope which has scoured more than 150,000 stars for planets beyond our solar system, has found 1000 of the 4175 potential planets discovered so far.
Two Supermassive Black Holes Set To Collide
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, black hole, science, research, space, discovery, nasa )

Michael
- 17 days ago - iflscience.com
An unusual, repeating light signal in the distance may be coming from the final stages of a merger between two supermassive black holes. At just a few hundredths of a light-year apart, they could be merging in a mere one million years.
Ditch the Cigarettes to See Comet Lovejoy, Says Astronomer
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, Lovejoy, green comet, comets )

Beatrice
- 18 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Stargazers hoping to catch a glimpse of comet 'Lovejoy' this weekend should ditch the cigarettes, an astronomer has advised. The glowing green comet is making its closest approach to Earth at the moment, proving amateur astronomers a sight that will not
5 Sky Events This Week: Comet Brightens, Mercury Meets Venus
Science & Tech  (tags: Comet Lovejoy, Hubble Space Telescope, science, nasa, climate, ancient, astronomy, discovery, humans, history, Gizmos, research, space, study, technology, world, scientists, computers, interesting )

Roxy
- 19 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
As a new year dawns, watch a comet burn and the stars turn. Happy New Year! As a bright comet blazes across the sky, familiar friends from mythology parade for sky-watchers this week, making stately strides among the stars.
'Alien Earth' Is Among Eight New Far-Off Planets
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, earthlike planets, discovery, space telescope, cosmos )

Beatrice
- 20 days ago - bbc.co.uk
One of eight new planets spied in distant solar systems has usurped the title of "most Earth-like alien world", astronomers have said. All eight were picked out by Nasa's Kepler space telescope, taking its tally of such "exoplanets" past 1,000.
Newfound Exoplanets Are Most Earth-Like Yet
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, science, research, news, nasa, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, astronomy, cosmology, exoplanets, kepler )

Darren
- 20 days ago - scientificamerican.com
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft finds two worlds that have sizes and orbits similar to ours
Gorgeous 'Pillars Of Creation' Shine In New Hi-Def Hubble Photos
Science & Tech  (tags: Pillars of Creation, Eagle Nebula, Incredibly gorguos, interesting, nasa, news, space, technology, astronomy )

Kelly
- 21 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Twenty years after it snapped one of the most iconic space photos ever, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revisited the "pillars of creation" in new high-def splendor. What better way to celebrate Hubble's 25th anniversary this April?
What a Tail! Incredible Photo Shows Ice From Comet Lovejoy Turning Into a Bright Stream of Gas as It Nears the Sun
Science & Tech  (tags: space, science, scientists, research, astronomy, interesting )

Kayleen
- 22 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
The comet is leaving a magnificent trail of glowing green ice and gas. Will be visible to the naked eye on Jan. 7th near constellation Orion, and is logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Historic Space Mission Seeks New Horizons as Probe Homes in on Pluto
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, space )

Ben
- 22 days ago - smh.com.au
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is nearing Pluto after a 4.8 billion-kilometre journey lasting almost nine years.
Nearby Star Is On A Collision Course With Our Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, stars, sun, solar system, space, Oort Cloud, research )

Michael
- 25 days ago - iflscience.com
There's a 90 percent chance that a nearby star will be approaching Earth within the next half million years. Known as Hipparcos 85605, the stellar dwarf is currently 16 light years away from us, and it could come as close as 0.13 light years away.
Sun's Sizzling X-Rays Photographed From Space
Science & Tech  (tags: space, astronomy, discovery, nasa )

Deb
- 31 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Nasa's Nustar takes stunning image of sun's rays... Mission extended. Because of its very high sensitivity, Nustar could solve some long-standing puzzles, such as whether "nanoflares" exist.

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