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Forum: Astronomy and Cosmology

News from the stars, planets, comets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere as well as the study of the Universe in its totality as it is now and by extension humanity's place in it.

  1. 4 Mar 2015 - Single Site on Mars Advanced for 2016 NASA Lander

    4 Mar 2015 - Single Site on Mars Advanced for 2016 NASA Lander NASA's next mission to Mars, InSight, is on track to launch a year from today and to...

    Started by NASA, Today 09:10
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  2. 1 Mar 2015 - NASA Spacecraft Nears Historic Dwarf Planet Arrival

    1 Mar 2015 - NASA Spacecraft Nears Historic Dwarf Planet Arrival NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic...

    Started by NASA, 2nd March 2015 17:20
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  3. Blood Moon - what's up with that?

    You may have been wondering what a Blood Moon is and about its significance with magic and the occult? When I performed a traditional...

    Started by Ishtar, 24th February 2015 15:07
    • Replies: 4
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  4. Scientists Discover Black Hole 12 Billion Times As Massive As The Sun

    By Irene Klotz via The Huffington Post CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – A black hole 12 billion times as massive as the sun has been found in a...

    Started by christian, 26th February 2015 16:46
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  5. The "Impossible" Dunes of Comet 67P

    Published on Feb 22, 2015 The comet 67P has provided an avalanche of astonishing discoveries that may puzzle scientists for years to come. And one...

    Started by Hervé, 26th February 2015 17:49
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  6. 25 Feb 2015 - 'Bright Spot' on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion

    25 Feb 2015 - 'Bright Spot' on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer to...

    Started by NASA, 25th February 2015 19:40
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  7. Alien star system buzzed the Sun....Aprox 70 000 years ago

    18 February 2015 Last updated at 13:06 Alien star system buzzed the SunBy Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website Scholz's star...

    Started by Cidersomerset, 18th February 2015 22:17
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  8. 18 Feb 2015 - 85 Years after Pluto's Discovery, NASA's New Horizons Spots Small Moons Orbiting Pluto

    18 Feb 2015 - 85 Years after Pluto's Discovery, NASA's New Horizons Spots Small Moons Orbiting Pluto Exactly 85 years after Clyde Tombaugh's...

    Started by NASA, 18th February 2015 22:00
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  9. Mystery Mars haze baffles scientists

    16 February 2015 Last updated at 16:00 Mystery Mars haze baffles scientistsRebecca Morelle By Rebecca Morelle Science Correspondent, BBC...

    Started by Cidersomerset, 17th February 2015 22:19
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  10. 17 Feb 2015 - Dawn Captures Sharper Images of Ceres

    17 Feb 2015 - Dawn Captures Sharper Images of Ceres Craters and mysterious bright spots are beginning to pop out in the latest images of Ceres from...

    Started by NASA, 17th February 2015 15:30
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  11. Unhappy Within the Next Million Years Red Giant Betelgeuse Will Apparently Generate a Type-II Supernova

    READY FOR A BIG BANG OF A DIFFERENT COLOR? An Avalon poster made a nice thread today about the Grand Canyon:...

    Started by Tesla_WTC_Solution, 3rd March 2014 00:54
    betelgeuse, red giant, supernova type 2, type ii supernova
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  12. 13 Feb 2015 - 'Pale Blue Dot' Images Turn 25

    13 Feb 2015 - 'Pale Blue Dot' Images Turn 25 NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft showed its love for the solar system, including Earth, with these images on...

    Started by NASA, 14th February 2015 07:10
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  13. This is Awesome! (The speed of light is SO slow compared with the size of the universe)

    Riding Light: After nerding out on some astronomy books and documentaries, I wanted to illustrate how slow the speed of light is in relation to...

    Started by Gaia, 6th February 2015 19:38
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  14. 12 Feb 2015 - The View from New Horizons: A Full Day on Pluto-Charon

    12 Feb 2015 - The View from New Horizons: A Full Day on Pluto-Charon Pluto and Charon were observed for an entire rotation of each body; a "day" on...

    Started by NASA, 13th February 2015 03:40
    • Replies: 2
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    13th February 2015 11:06 Go to last post
  15. 12 Feb 2015 - A New Way to View Titan: 'Despeckle' It

    12 Feb 2015 - A New Way to View Titan: 'Despeckle' It Radar images of Titan have always had a grainy appearance due to electronic noise. A new tool...

    Started by NASA, 13th February 2015 03:40
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  16. Meteor lights up night sky across New Zealand

    'Almost certainly extra terrestrial' - Meteor lights up night sky across New Zealand 7:28 AM Thursday Feb 12, 2015 A "blinding" flash, intense...

    Started by KiwiElf, 12th February 2015 06:01
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    12th February 2015 20:19 Go to last post
  17. 10 Feb 2015 - Why Comets Are Like Deep Fried Ice Cream

    10 Feb 2015 - Why Comets Are Like Deep Fried Ice Cream A comet is like deep fried ice cream. The crust is made of crystalline ice, while the...

    Started by NASA, 11th February 2015 05:20
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  18. 10 Feb 2015 - Mars Rover Nearing Marathon Achievement

    10 Feb 2015 - Mars Rover Nearing Marathon Achievement NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is nearing a location on Mars at which its driving...

    Started by NASA, 10th February 2015 17:20
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  19. 9 Feb 2015 - NASA Spacecraft Completes 40,000 Mars Orbits

    9 Feb 2015 - NASA Spacecraft Completes 40,000 Mars Orbits NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter passed a mission milestone of 40,000 orbits on Feb. 7,...

    Started by NASA, 9th February 2015 19:40
    • Replies: 1
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  20. 5 Feb 2015 - NASA's Curiosity Analyzing Sample of Martian Mountain

    5 Feb 2015 - NASA's Curiosity Analyzing Sample of Martian Mountain Analysis underway of Curiosity's second drilled rock sample at Mount Sharp ...

    Started by NASA, 6th February 2015 05:10
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  21. 5 Feb 2015 - Dawn Gets Closer Views of Ceres

    5 Feb 2015 - Dawn Gets Closer Views of Ceres NASA's Dawn spacecraft, on approach to dwarf planet Ceres, has acquired its latest and closest-yet...

    Started by NASA, 5th February 2015 17:00
    • Replies: 1
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    6th February 2015 00:33 Go to last post
  22. 4 Feb 2015 - NASA Spacecraft Returns New Images of Pluto En Route to Historic Encounter

    4 Feb 2015 - NASA Spacecraft Returns New Images of Pluto En Route to Historic Encounter NASA's New Horizons spacecraft returned its first new images...

    Started by NASA, 5th February 2015 04:50
    • Replies: 1
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    5th February 2015 05:26 Go to last post
  23. 4 Feb 2015 - Mars Orbiter Spies Curiosity Rover at Work

    4 Feb 2015 - Mars Orbiter Spies Curiosity Rover at Work A Dec. 13, 2015, image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera...

    Started by NASA, 5th February 2015 04:50
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  24. Is Comet Ison Really A Comet?

    I'm not anywhere nearly proficient at interpreting pictures from the Huble Telescope. I have to question if it could be possible that what we believe...

    Started by Mandala, 19th August 2013 22:37
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  25. NASA Deep Space Network active at Fort Irwin site

    OK, I thought this article, from the Victorville Daily Press, was sufficiently tantalizing to share here. It's mostly a pretty nuts-and-bolts...

    Started by swoods_blue, 4th February 2015 14:33
    deep space, deep space network, goldstone, nasa
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  26. 30 Jan 2015 - Gully Patterns Document Martian Climate Cycles

    30 Jan 2015 - Gully Patterns Document Martian Climate Cycles Gullies carved into impact craters on Mars provide a window into climate change on the...

    Started by NASA, 30th January 2015 16:30
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  27. 28 Jan 2015 - Cassini Catches Titan Naked in the Solar Wind

    28 Jan 2015 - Cassini Catches Titan Naked in the Solar Wind Researchers studying data from NASA's Cassini mission have observed that Saturn's...

    Started by NASA, 28th January 2015 18:00
    • Replies: 1
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  28. 26 Jan 2015 - Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Today Has Moon

    26 Jan 2015 - Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Today Has Moon Radar Images from Goldstone indicate that asteroid 2004 BL86, which safely flew past...

    Started by NASA, 26th January 2015 22:20
    • Replies: 2
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    28th January 2015 06:47 Go to last post
  29. What If other planets replaced our Moon : Or Different Stars : Incredible Roscosmos video

    Have you wondered what it would be like to look at a distant star from a planet in its solar system or if we had a different satellite orbiting our...

    Started by Cidersomerset, 23rd January 2015 21:15
    • Replies: 4
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    27th January 2015 17:57 Go to last post
  30. 26 Jan 2015 - NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet

    26 Jan 2015 - NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of...

    Started by NASA, 27th January 2015 10:20
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 434
    27th January 2015 10:56 Go to last post

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