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Alien Hunters Should Look For 'City Lights'
2011-11-04 03:42:51

In a new paper, researchers from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Princeton suggest a new technique for finding aliens: look for their city lights.

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2011-01-04 10:10:00

A new instrument on board NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), developed by Smithsonian scientists, is giving unprecedented views of the innermost corona 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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2010-12-07 14:25:00

Our Sun can be a menace when it sends out powerful solar blasts of radiation towards the Earth.

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2010-11-19 09:13:15

Dr Brian Geoffrey Marsden passed away Thursday, Nov 18 at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness.

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2010-06-09 12:45:47

Comet McNaught C/2009 R1 will become brighter than first thought and will be visible to the naked eye over the next few weeks.

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2010-01-01 08:15:00

NASA has extended a contract with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass, to provide science and operational support for the Chandra X-ray Observatory, a powerful tool used to better understand the structure and evolution of the universe.

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2009-12-15 09:55:00

About 550 light-years from Earth, a star like our Sun is writhing in its death throes.

2009-07-23 08:07:00

WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten years ago, on July 23, 1999, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia and deployed into orbit.

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2009-02-24 09:39:37

On long, dark winter nights, the constellation of Orion the Hunter dominates the sky. Within the Hunter’s sword, the Orion Nebula swaddles a cluster of newborn stars called the Trapezium.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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