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From Astronomy: "Orion rocks! Pebble-sized particles may jump-start planet formation"

Astronomy Magazine

September 02, 2014
By NRAO, Charlottesville, VA

Astronomers have discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula may be brimming with planetary building blocks 100 to 1,000 times larger than the dust grains typically found around… 909 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Online Slooh Observatory Snags $30K Telescope Grant to Hunt Asteroids"


September 02, 2014
Elizabeth Howell

The parent company of a group that provides free telescope views over the Internet has received a Connecticut government grant of $30,000 to buy a new telescope. 336 more words

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From Astrobiology: " Modeling Sulfur in the Archean Atmosphere "

Astrobiology Magazine

Sep 2, 2014
Aaron L. Gronstal

A new study has revealed details about the composition of Earth’s atmosphere during the Archean eon, which lasted from around 4 billion years ago to 2.4 billion years ago. 677 more words

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From SPACE.com- " Sniffing Out Alien Life: Stinky Chemicals May Be Key"


If Professor Hubert Farnsworth’s “Smell-O-Scope” actually existed, astrobiologists would have pointed it at dozens of alien planets by now.

The Professor’s odor-detecting invention, which was featured in several episodes of the animated sci-fi series “Futurama,” would be a good life-hunting tool, researchers say, because alien organisms may betray their presence by pumping stinky chemicals into their home planets’ skies. 693 more words

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From ESO: "Unravelling the Mystery of Massive Star Birth " 2010

European Southern Observatory

14 July 2010
Stefan Kraus
University of Michigan
Tel: +1 734 615 7374
Email: stefankr@umich.edu

Richard Hook
Garching bei München, Germany… 723 more words

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Seth Shostak of SETI Institute at his Eloquent Best.

SETI Institute

Seth Shostak. ’nuff said.

SETI Institute – 189 Bernardo Ave., Suite 100
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone 650.961.6633 – Fax 650-961-7099
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From ESA: "Magnetar discovered close to supernova remnant Kesteven 79"

European Space Agency

Massive stars end their life with a bang, exploding as supernovas and releasing massive amounts of energy and matter. What remains of the star is a small and extremely dense remnant: a… 521 more words

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