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Radio burst

“Over the past few years, astronomers have observed a new phenomenon, a brief burst of radio waves, lasting only a few milliseconds. It was first seen by chance in 2007, when astronomers went through archival data from the Parkes Radio Telescope in Eastern Australia. 49 more words

Science And Technology

Asto-Navigation: Muslim contribution

Astro-Navigation: Muslim contribution

Courtesy: wikimedia

Animation of the use of a marine sextant to measure the altitude of the sun.

Arab Muslim scientists had a rich history in Astrology and Navigation, Till date Arabic names of many stars is the proof of their  contributions. 655 more words


January 08 - 379 Huenna

Two asteroids today.

379 Huenna was discovered on the 8th of January 1894 by Auguste Charlois, and is a C-type asteroid, a member of the Themis or Themistian family in the outer reaches of the asteroid belt.   294 more words


Yale Professor Says Astronomers Ready for Next Step in Finding Alien Life

(WTNH) — A Yale University professor, citing the discoveries of more Earth-like planets around nearby stars, says the next step is finding out which ones could harbor life. 188 more words


Year of the dwarf planets

By Mario Carr

2015 will be remembered as the year of the dwarf planets.

Dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons will be revealed as the New Horizon space probe reaches it for a few hours on July 14. 357 more words

The Sky This Month

January 04 - 86 Semele

Making his first and last appearance in the field of asteroid discovery today is German astronomer Friedrich Tietjen.  On January 4th 1866, from the New Berlin Observatory (the place where Neptune was discovered) he found asteroid 86 Semele, a large, dark, C-type body of about 120 km wide, in the main belt. 229 more words

Going On Up There Then

Post 72: M Is For Muse

My Grandmother was quite possibly, the greatest muser of all.

I remember as a child, riding in the back seat with her on long car trips. 454 more words