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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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    20th May 2015 01:51 Go to last post
  1. 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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  2. 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
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 16,726
    18th September 2018 00:57 Go to last post
  3. Artificial intelligence helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts

    Artificial intelligence helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts September 10, 2018, University of California - Berkeley Artificial...

    Started by ichingcarpenter, 12th September 2018 15:14
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 738
    13th September 2018 10:56 Go to last post
  4. Moved: National Solar Observatory, USPS office in Sunspot, NM evacuated for 'safety reasons'

    News outlets have reported over the last few days that the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, was evacuated and closed last Thursday....

    Started by Noelle, 13th September 2018 02:18
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    13th September 2018 01:26 Go to last post
  5. "Fast Radio Bursts": What do they mean?

    Once again, I dislike the use of the term "aliens" in news articles because I think it feeds into the fear porn, but this is an interesting article...

    Started by Zaya, 19th May 2014 14:23
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    11th September 2018 21:42 Go to last post
  6. 6 Mar 2015 - NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

    6 Mar 2015 - NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a...

    Started by NASA, 6th March 2015 22:30
    • Replies: 15
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    8th September 2018 03:37 Go to last post
  7. 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: 11
    • Views: 5,221
    6th September 2018 14:10 Go to last post
  8. Meteor Made 2.1 Kiloton Explosion Over Air Force Space Command Base Thule, Greenland.

    A curious and credible Tweet from the Director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists, Hans Kristensen, on...

    Started by Did You See Them, 3rd August 2018 14:43
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,283
    9th August 2018 18:03 Go to last post
  9. Three Bright Comets of 2018

    Three Bright Comets of 2018 21P/Giacobini-Zinner Discovered by Michael Giacobini in December 1900 at the Nice observatory, this comet...

    Started by ichingcarpenter, 7th August 2018 23:13
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 437
    7th August 2018 23:13 Go to last post
  10. Blood Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse & Last Time Mars Got This Close Iraq War Was Declared - Latest

    This interview discusses the unique properties of the second blood moon triad occurring on July 27, 2018. In our ancient past societies had a...

    Started by Padma11, 27th July 2018 17:07
    • Replies: 9
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    31st July 2018 08:32 Go to last post
  11. Talking Evidence of Underground Lake on Mars

    Hi everyone, Looks like they are finally letting us know that there is a 12 mile lake of liquid water underneath the surface on mars. I bet that...

    Started by NeedleThreader, 25th July 2018 15:08
    • Replies: 6
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    27th July 2018 15:17 Go to last post
  12. Moon may have been habitable 4 billion years ago

    New research claims that the moon could have supported life during two windows of its history, four and 3.5 billion years ago. A study published in...

    Started by Did You See Them, 24th July 2018 11:16
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 956
    25th July 2018 21:08 Go to last post
  13. Titan's Surface revealed via Cassini's IR Camera

    NASA has analysed all Cassini Data und put together how Titan ( a Saturn Moon) Looks underneath its Cloud layer: Normal View of Titan ...

    Started by uzn, 25th July 2018 16:19
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 674
    25th July 2018 19:46 Go to last post
  14. 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
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    20th July 2018 17:50 Go to last post
  15. 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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    17th July 2018 18:22 Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
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    28th June 2018 14:17 Go to last post
  20. 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: 1,183
    23rd May 2018 21:13 Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
    • Views: 1,669
    22nd March 2018 17:44 Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
    • Views: 3,604
    7th February 2018 01:06 Go to last post
  30. 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
    • Views: 2,864
    4th February 2018 21:12 Go to last post

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