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From SPACE.com: "Sun Storm May Have Caused Flare-Up of Rosetta's Comet"


December 2, 2016
Nola Taylor Redd

The ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft captured this image of a coronal mass ejection erupting on the sun on Sept. 1,080 more words


An Enticing Night with the Stars: Astronomy session

Winters are the best time to have a great night with your loved ones but it can more beautiful when you go in the outskirts, away from all lights and pollution and look right above you…..You might see diamonds twinkling with a bright Moon. 277 more words


From SPACE.com: "Ultra-Diffuse Ghost Galaxies Float Among Us"


November 30, 2016
Sarah Lewin

Ultra-diffuse galaxies are as faint as dwarf galaxies, but spread over an area the size of the Milky Way — with about 1/1000th the number of stars. 744 more words

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From SPACE.com: "How NASA Is Making 'Star Trek' Tech a Reality"


September 7, 2016
Elizabeth Howell

The Dawn spacecraft used futuristic ion engines to fly between the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Ion drives are one of many “Star Trek” technologies NASA is pursuing. 1,142 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Faraway Star Is Roundest Natural Object Ever Seen"


November 17, 2016
Mike Wall

The star Kepler 11145123 is the roundest natural object ever measured in the universe. Stellar oscillations imply a difference in radius between the equator and the poles of only 3 km. 490 more words

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dharma + daylight saving time

“The Illusion of Time: What’s Real?”

Why is time controversial?
It feels real, always there, inexorably moving forward.

Time has flow, runs like a river. … 196 more words


From SPACE.com: "Monster Chinese Telescope to Join Tabby's Star Alien Hunt"


FAST Chinese Radio telescope , Guizhou Province, China

The world’s largest single-dish radio telescope will join the hunt for intelligent aliens that could be building a “megastructure” around the star KIC 8462852 — otherwise known as “Tabby’s Star.” 594 more words

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