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space weather
2014-08-14 10:04:20

Space weather is caused by natural processes which affect the conditions in nearby space and the Earth's upper atmosphere - including solar flares, coronal mass ejections etc.

milky way simulation
2014-07-07 07:13:31

Astronomers investigating behavior of the universe shortly after the Big Bang have made a surprising discovery: the properties of the early universe are determined by the smallest galaxies.

A Call To Back The Advanced Technologies Large Aperture Space Telescope
2014-06-23 03:25:13

In the nearly 25 years since the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), astronomers and the public alike have enjoyed ground-breaking views of the cosmos and the suite of scientific discoveries that followed.

artist impression of debris around a white dwarf star
2014-03-27 08:16:01

New theory advanced for how collapsed stars become polluted -- pointing to ominous fate that awaits planet Earth.

Graveyard Of Comets Discovered
2013-08-03 07:48:35

A team of astronomers from the University of Anitoquia, Medellin, Colombia, have discovered a graveyard of comets.

Solar Corona Captured In New Hi-C Images
2013-07-01 04:40:35

Thanks to an innovative new camera on board a sounding rocket, an international team of scientists has managed to capture pictures of the sun's outer atmosphere that are five times sharper than any previous images.

Scientests Discover Extremely Rare Triple Quasar
2013-03-12 09:51:15

For only the second time in history, a team of scientists including Michele Fumagalli from the Carnegie Institution for Science in the United States have discovered an extremely rare triple quasar system.

Astronomers Shed Light On Old Star Using New Greek Observatory
2013-02-27 08:44:17

Continuing a tradition stretching back more than 25 centuries, astronomers have used the new 2.3-m 'Aristarchos' telescope, sited at Helmos Observatory (2340m high) in the Pelοponnese Mountains in Greece, to determine the distance to and history of an enigmatic stellar system, discovering it to likely be a binary star cocooned within an exotic nebula.

Maintaining Stable Energy Supply While Reducing Emission Of Carbon Dioxide At The Same Time
2013-02-12 12:14:44

Decisions about future energy challenges are too often hindered by propaganda, half-truths and a limited grasp of the science that informs the choice and use of hydrocarbon and other resources

2013-01-11 16:10:45

The RAS is pleased to announce the 2013 winners of its awards, medals and prizes.


Latest Royal Astronomical Society Reference Libraries

Astronomy & Geophysics
2012-06-04 19:00:47

Astronomy & Geophysics (A&G) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). It was established in 1960 as The Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society; the name was changed in 1997. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Sue Bowler (University of Leeds). The journal covers astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, solar-terrestrial physics, global and regional geophysics, and the history...

Publications Of The Astronomical Society Of The Pacific
2012-05-01 10:04:14

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific is a monthly scientific journal managed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and published by the University of Chicago Press. It has been in publication since 1899, and is one of the premier journals for astronomical research, along with The Astrophysical Journal, The Astronomical Journal, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. This journal publishes astronomy research, review papers,...

Geophysical Journal International
2012-04-29 19:47:50

Geophysical Journal International is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publish monthly by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society and the German Geophysical Society. The editor-in-chief is Jeannot Trampert of TA Utrecht, the Netherlands. The primary focus of this journal is fundamental research in Geophysics. Publishing formats are original research, research notes, letters, and book reviews. Coverage includes computational, theoretical, observational and applied...

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