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2014-10-22 03:00:19

Every year, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory looks at hundreds of objects throughout space to help expand our understanding of the Universe. Ultimately, these data are stored in the Chandra Data Archive, an electronic repository that provides access to these unique X-ray findings for anyone who would like to explore them.

ESA’s Fly-eyed Telescope To Spot Risky Asteroids
2014-09-11 03:56:39

Spotting Earth-threatening asteroids is tough partly because the sky is so big. But insects offer an answer, since they figured out long ago how to look in many directions at once.

Astronomers Asking Volunteers To Help Find 'Space Warps'
2013-05-08 12:46:13

Space warps are more commonly known as "gravitational lenses," which allows objects in space to act as a giant lens to other objects even farther away. Studies have found that the human brain is much better at identifying lenses than current computer algorithms, so astronomers are asking volunteers to participate in the Space Warps project.

Previously Unknown Giant Radio Galaxy Discovered By LOFAR
2013-03-19 14:56:58

Astronomers have discovered a previously unknown gigantic radio galaxy using the powerful International LOFAR Telescope (ILT).

2012-07-26 23:00:18

‘Sky Survey’ iPhone & iPad App delivers epic view of all the night’s stars. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Dubbed ‘

2010-08-12 08:01:37

A newly developed image analysis technique has significantly improved the sensitivity limits reached by the IBIS imager on board INTEGRAL, resulting in the deepest survey ever compiled of the entire sky in the energy range between 17 and 60 keV.

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2010-08-11 06:35:00

Astronomers scanning the skies as part of ESO’s VISTA Magellanic Cloud survey have now obtained a spectacular picture of the Tarantula Nebula in our neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud.

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2010-05-03 12:55:00

This week, Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a special feature devoted to the new results obtained with the infrared satellite AKARI, a JAXA project with the participation of ESA.

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2010-03-31 09:20:43

The AKARI All-Sky Catalogues, based on the first all-sky infrared survey in more than a quarter of a century, will provide important new data for a wide range of studies that cover topics ranging from the properties of nearby stars, to the formation of planetary systems, and the star formation history of the distant Universe.

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2009-12-11 06:40:00

A new telescope — VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) — has just started work at ESO’s Paranal Observatory and has made its first release of pictures.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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