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An asteroid has been named after U.S. gay rights pioneer and astronomer Frank Kameny, who died last year.
Astronomers across the globe have been taking advantage of Google+ Hangouts, conducting virtual star parties with fellow night-dwellers.
ESO's VISTA telescope has created the widest deep view of the sky ever made using infrared light. This new picture of an unremarkable patch of sky comes from the UltraVISTA survey and reveals more than 200 000 galaxies.
The greatest astronomical discovery of the 20th century may have been credited to the wrong person. But it turns out to have been nobody's fault except for that of the actual original discoverer himself.
Interview explores how the book of Job speaks beyond suffering to answer questions about science and faith Glendora, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2011 When
A public art installation featuring Hubble observations of distant galaxies, quasars and stars is going to the USA.
Though the universe is filled with billions upon billions of stars, the discovery of a single variable star in 1923 altered the course of modern astronomy.
Most meteor showers come from comets, which spew ample meteoroids for a night of 'shooting stars,' but the Geminids are different.
Amateur astronomers working with professional astronomers have spotted two fireballs lighting up Jupiter's atmosphere this summer, marking the first time Earth-based telescopes have captured relatively small objects burning up in the atmosphere of the giant planet.
Hundreds of extrasolar planets have been found over the past decade and a half, most of them solitary worlds orbiting their parent star in seeming isolation.
Maximilian Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf (June 21, 1863 - October 3, 1932) was a German astronomer and pioneer of astrophotography. He is accredited with the discovery of a large quantity of asteroids. Heidelberg, Germany was his birthplace. He received his PhD at the University of Heidelberg in 1888, and in 1890 he took employment in that institution. Beginning in 1891, Wolf discovered more than 200 asteroids with the Bruce double-astrograph, while working at the Landessternwarte...
Carina (keel of a ship) Constellation -- Location: Mostly Southern Hemisphere, low on the horizon in the Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 09h; Declination: -60; Source: Modern Constellation by astronomer Abbe Nicholas de Lacaille, from Argo Navis; Greek mythology, also Egyptian and Indian Carina means the keel or bottom of a ship. This constellation was originally part of a larger pattern representing an entire sailing ship. A ship pattern was recognized by several...
Planet Pluto -- Pluto is the ninth and smallest planet of our solar system. It was discovered by the astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona on February 18, 1930 (although the body was first photographed on March 19, 1915). Tombaugh was searching for a "Planet X" to explain the orbit of Neptune; further analysis, with seven decades more data about Neptune's position, has resolved the perceived anomaly without need for an additional gravitational pull on Neptune....
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