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May 26 - EXOSAT

The European X-Ray Satellite (EXOSAT) was launched on May 26th 1983, and was operational until April 9th 1986, studying x-ray binaries, active galactic nuclei, and other x-ray sources.  120 more words


Astronomers observe possible 'cannibalistic' star


It’s a star-eat-star universe out there.

A group of astronomers published a new study with the Royal Astronomical Society this week in which they hypothesize that a star nicknamed “Nasty 1″ is being subjected to “sloppy stellar cannibalism” by a second star buried in its hydrogen-dominated outer layers, … 103 more words

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May 22 - 41 Daphne

Asteroid 41 Daphne was discovered on May 22nd 1856 by Hermann Goldschmidt. It is a C-type, main belt asteroid, orbiting in 9:22 mean orbital resonance with Mars. 135 more words


May 17 - Norman Lockyer

Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer was born on May 17th 1836 in Rugby.  He has two main claims to fame: founding the journal Nature (which I used to read occasionally until I realized I couldn’t understand a word of it) and the discovery of  81 more words



On the last Monday of April we had our first meeting of star cluster aficionados in New York: GONYC – Globular, Open, Nuclear and Young massive star Clusters. 156 more words


New 'Super Earth' Exoplanets Spotted Around Nearby Star

By Mike Wall, Senior Writer   |   May 01, 2015 06:19am ET

Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star. 472 more words