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Comet Pan-STARRS Sweeps Across the Sky
2014-07-04 03:42:26

NASA's NEOWISE mission captured a series of pictures of comet C/2012 K1 -- also known as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies in May 2014.

Hubble Space Telescope Catches Asteroid Breaking Up Due To Sunlight
2014-03-06 12:11:47

Astronomers publishing a paper in the Astrophysical Journal Letters say they witnessed an asteroid breakup into as many as 10 smaller pieces. The team used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to photograph the asteroid as it shredded when nearing the sun.

Sunless Planet Found Wandering In Galaxy
2013-10-10 10:04:16

A recently discovered exoplanet was found wandering the depths of space without the warming comfort of a nearby sun.

TheSkyNet Celebrating Second Anniversary
2013-09-13 09:22:04

TheSkyNet is celebrating its two year anniversary today with the official launch of a new research project, as well as a range of improvements and new features to make contributing to astronomical research at home more enjoyable, and even easier.

Comet ISON Starting To Fizzle Out
2013-08-20 04:23:25

New observations of the highly anticipated Comet ISON have shown this year's fall spectacle might not be as spectacular as we hoped.

Hawaiian Telescope Discovers Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object
2013-06-25 13:56:23

NASA said the 10,000th near-Earth object has been discovered using the Pan-STARRS-1 telescope in Hawaii.

Distant Type Ia Supernova Magnified Through Gravitational Lensing
2013-04-23 18:32:44

Researchers at have discovered the first ever Type Ia supernova (SNIa), extraordinarily magnified by a gravitational lens.

Anonymous $3M Donation Puts Pan-STARRS Back On Track
2013-03-19 09:04:30

Thanks to an anonymous $3M gift made through the University of Hawaii Foundation, Pan-STARRS will survive the cuts and continue astronomy research of global import.

Comet Pan-STARSS Survives Solar Encounter, Emerges Brighter Than Ever
2013-03-17 09:17:25

A comet making its first visit to the inner solar system has survived a journey that brought it close to the sun, and has emerged as one of the brightest comets in years.

Comet PANSTARRS Visible In UK And Irish Skies
2013-03-11 10:00:20

A comet discovered by a Queen’s University Belfast supported project will be visible in UK and Irish skies from tomorrow evening (Tuesday 12 March) onwards.


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  • 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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