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Arecibo gas bridge
2014-08-08 06:43:44

Astronomers and students have found a bridge of atomic hydrogen gas 2.6 million light years long between galaxies 500 million light years away.

Asteroid 2014 HQ124
2014-06-13 11:15:52

An asteroid, designated “2014 HQ124” and which is at least 1,200 feet wide on its long axis, passed by Earth on June 8, 2014. It came within 776,000 miles, or approximately three times the distance to the moon. Images captured of the asteroid are some of the most detailed in NASA’s history.

2014-06-12 23:02:11

Arecibo and NASA Scientists using Earth-based radar have produced sharp views of a recently-discovered asteroid as it slid safely past our planet.

comet 209P LINEAR
2014-05-29 23:03:03

Researchers from the Universities Space Research Association observed the comet 209P/LINEAR which was responsible for the recent Camelopardalids meteor shower of May 2014. Comets rarely come this close to Earth, making it an extraordinary opportunity to get images of the surface.

we are not ready for alien contact
2014-05-07 08:28:33

Man has been looking to the stars and asking the question, "Are we alone?" for as long as recorded history. From H. G. Well's 1897 novel, The War of the Worlds, to the CW's new show, Star Crossed, we have wondered if, and when, aliens might make contact.

Arecibo Observatory Repairs
2014-03-12 12:34:41

On January 13, 2014, the William E. Gordon radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico sustained damage following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that was centered 37 miles northwest of Arecibo. MENLO PARK, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 13, 2014, the William E.

2013-06-14 23:00:44

Arecibo Observatory catches the most detailed radar images ever of asteroid 1998 QE2 and its newly-discovered moon as they safely pass our planet. Arecibo, Puerto

QE2 Asteroid Hurtles Past Earth On May 31
2013-05-30 13:20:39

On May 31, a 1.7-mile-wide asteroid called QE2 will hurtle past Earth at a distance of 3.6 million miles. While that distance is far enough for the asteroid to be considered non-threatening, it is close enough to excite NASA astronomers.

Black Hole Caught Belching In Neighboring Galaxy
2013-01-08 08:36:30

A team of scientists conducting a long-term study of molecules in galaxies gained a tantalizing look at what is likely a powerful belch by a gorging black hole at the center of a changing galaxy.

Scientist Guesses Asteroid's Weight, Millions Of Miles Away
2012-05-25 11:18:04

A NASA scientist would be a shoe-in at any state or county fair if hosting the "guess your weight" game. Steve Chesley of JPL's Near-Earth Object Program Office has accurately determine the mass of an asteroid from millions of miles away.


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Arecibo Observatory -- The Arecibo Observatory is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), a national research center operated by Cornell University under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF is an independent federal agency whose aim is to promote scientific and engineering progress in the United States. NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. Additional support is provided by the National...

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