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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. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Electric Universe by Wallace Thornhill and David Talbott

    I am reposting here what I posted in a thread about blue kachina. From my point of view what Wallace and David are onto is really, really important. ...

    Started by Ultima Thule, 29th September 2013 05:26
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  1. Astronomers discover 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter - one on collision course with the others

    A head-on collision between two Jovian moons would create a crash so large it would be visible from earth ...

    Started by Intranuclear, 17th July 2018 17:12
    • Replies: 1
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  2. Is Mars still red ?

    The newest Picture by NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS looks quite different than red. The images above, taken by MARCI – the Mars Color Imager...

    Started by uzn, 6th July 2018 16:48
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  3. Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    The Jaxa´s Spaceprobe Hayabusa 2 closed in on Ryugu up to 100 km and shot some amazing Pictures. The shape seems to be roughly an octaeder....

    Started by uzn, 23rd June 2018 14:42
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    13th July 2018 18:55 Go to last post
  4. Was 'Vega' the northern pole star at the time the Great Pyramid of Giza was built?

    See the link below for an interesting article I found that relates how 'Vega' was aligned to the entrance passage of the Great Pyramid of Giza...

    Started by Denise, 13th July 2018 15:06
    • Replies: 1
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    13th July 2018 16:22 Go to last post
  5. The Beauty & Majesty of SATURN.......Viewpoint: Saturn snapped as Earth smiled

    I saw this article about Saturn and thought it a opportunity to do a little alternate Saturn Collage.....Plenty to watch/listen & digest for...

    Started by Cidersomerset, 12th November 2013 21:49
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    6th July 2018 12:18 Go to last post
  6. Kepler telescope discovers crop of 104 new Exoplanets, 4 look promising - 18 July 2016

    I like updating these reports of Exo planets to see where NASA is currently in the planet hunting game. Its been 20 years since the first...

    Started by Cidersomerset, 21st July 2016 23:59
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    28th June 2018 16:14 Go to last post
  7. Interstellar object confirmed to be from another solar system

    Astronomers are now certain that the mysterious object detected hurtling past our sun last month is indeed from another solar system. They have named...

    Started by sunwings, 21st November 2017 09:53
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 3,425
    28th June 2018 14:17 Go to last post
  8. Alien asteroid is first known 'permanent resident' from outside our solar system

    Alien asteroid is first known 'permanent resident' from outside our solar system Doyle Rice, ...

    Started by ramus, 23rd May 2018 12:17
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 911
    23rd May 2018 21:13 Go to last post
  9. Bolides, Comets, Asteroids, Meteors And Falling Skies

    NASA space data supports citizens' observations: Meteor fireballs are increasing exponentially Dr. M.A. Rose...

    Started by Hervé, 9th January 2016 02:26
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    18th April 2018 14:50 Go to last post
  10. Elon Musk - Making Humanity A Multiplanetary Species

    Space X Making Humanity A Multiplanetary Species Published 27th September 2016 / Recorded 27th September 2016 @ International Astronaut...

    Started by Star Tsar, 28th September 2016 08:59
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    elon musk, humanity, mars, space x
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    8th April 2018 22:15 Go to last post
  11. Fermi Paradox may have evidence for why absence of extraterrestrial biological entities.

    Fermi Paradox in SETI may have been confirmed of why the absence or rarity of extraterrestrial biological conscious beings in our space and time. ...

    Started by aoibhghaire, 8th April 2018 14:07
    • Replies: 2
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    8th April 2018 17:12 Go to last post
  12. University researchers: 70,000 years ago red dwarf flyby in our solar system

    About 70,000 years ago, when the human species was already on Earth, a small reddish star approached our solar system and gravitationally disturbed...

    Started by CurEus, 22nd March 2018 03:06
    • Replies: 9
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    22nd March 2018 17:44 Go to last post
  13. Moved: A Pale Blue Speck in the Cosmos Vastness... Home!

    Started by Hervé, 5th March 2018 23:25
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    14th March 2018 13:23 Go to last post
  14. Stephen Hawking Says He Knows What Happened Before the Big Bang

    by Brandon Specktor; Live Science (source: http://www.riseearth.com/2018/03/stephen-hawking-says-he-knows-what.html) At the time of the Big...

    Started by dynamo, 7th March 2018 14:16
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    9th March 2018 01:36 Go to last post
  15. Jupiter: Science and Photographic Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

    A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission (May 25, 2017) This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno...

    Started by Rachel, 27th May 2017 11:14
    astronomy, juno, jupiter, nasa
    • Replies: 10
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    8th March 2018 07:51 Go to last post
  16. Live views from Starman - SpaceX Tesla car

    Started by Did You See Them, 6th February 2018 23:03
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    6th March 2018 10:31 Go to last post
  17. Apollo 17 footage: True or false?

    Uploaded by 5V1NA70G Published on Jul 8, 2013 This is part of what I found on old vhs tapes my dad had. it includes: Apollo 17 Rocket Launch;...

    Started by EFO, 13th August 2017 14:42
    • Replies: 10
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    15th February 2018 04:06 Go to last post
  18. Sun Spots' Origin: A Sombre Hypothesis

    Sunspots are not from Solar Interior John Ackerman Acksblog Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:33 UTC ...

    Started by Hervé, 10th February 2018 20:47
    • Replies: 5
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    13th February 2018 13:42 Go to last post
  19. Decidedly odd object beside moon during eclipse

    Filmed in Alaska.......certainly looks like a planetoid. I find it compelling and instructive that this a VERY plain speaking person ( lot of...

    Started by CurEus, 1st February 2018 02:23
    • Replies: 4
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    7th February 2018 01:06 Go to last post
  20. NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Breathtaking Panorama of Martian Landscape

    After months of steady progress, NASA’s Curiosity rover has reached the top of Vera Rubin Ridge. Curiosity took the 16 photos with its wide-angle...

    Started by Did You See Them, 1st February 2018 13:50
    • Replies: 19
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    4th February 2018 21:12 Go to last post
  21. A total lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon will happen simultaneously Wednesday.

    A total lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon will happen simultaneously Wednesday. None of these celestial events is rare in and of itself —...

    Started by Ba-ba-Ra, 29th January 2018 19:11
    • Replies: 7
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    31st January 2018 02:06 Go to last post
  22. Images Of The Earth And Moon Taken By Osiris

    Very clear image of a ROUND Earth, taken from 69,000 miles away. And another featuring the ROUND earth and moon taken 804,000 miles from the earth....

    Started by Mike, 9th January 2018 03:29
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  23. Finding the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

    As if they have not already ! Anyway: "For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar surface might be...

    Started by Did You See Them, 19th October 2017 14:49
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,545
    8th January 2018 02:19 Go to last post
  24. International Dark Skies Reserve

    What is International Dark Skies Reserve? "An IDA International Dark Sky Reserve is a public or private land possessing an exceptional or...

    Started by we-R-one, 20th December 2017 19:01
    • Replies: 1
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    20th December 2017 20:19 Go to last post
  25. Meteor over Arizona Thusday 2 June 2016 at 3:57 am

    So, Thursday morning I awake to a sound that can only be described as apocalyptic. Not only was the sound amazingly loud, but I swear, when I awoke...

    Started by DNA, 5th June 2016 07:46
    • Replies: 3
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    13th December 2017 04:06 Go to last post
  26. Second Earth (Rocky) Found in Cygnus

    Sounds good, except for the 60% larger thing - I weigh enough right here. :bigsmile: "Nasa has announced that it has found an extraordinarily...

    Started by Fellow Aspirant, 5th December 2017 18:54
    • Replies: 1
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    8th December 2017 13:08 Go to last post
  27. 50 km long cave found on moon by JAXA / Kagayu

    Things are getting stranger and stranger. Japanese Space Agency JAXA now anounced that they found several caves on the moon, the biggest being 50 km...

    Started by uzn, 28th October 2017 11:24
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,567
    28th October 2017 11:24 Go to last post
  28. Smile Jupiter's Juno Mission flyby

    Jupiter's Juno Mission flyby that almost takes my breath away! If you got spare times you can download the raw files and compose your very...

    Started by Gaia, 18th October 2017 12:33
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,383
    20th October 2017 09:17 Go to last post
  29. Evidence for Planet Nine in our solar system

    I found this news today about evidence of a ninth planet. 42GeoCVaZQg I'm not familiar with the site and how credible it's info is, but...

    Started by Eram, 20th January 2016 16:22
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  30. Proof of a Plasma Universe ?

    Scientists have finally found half of the universe's missing matter Leah Crane New Scientist Mon, 09 Oct 2017...

    Started by Hervé, 11th October 2017 14:01
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,854
    12th October 2017 00:11 Go to last post

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