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Al-Battani is sometimes known by a Latinized version of his name, being Albategnius, Albategni or Albatenius. His full name was Abu Abdallah Mohammad ibn Jabir ibn Sinan al-Raqqi al-Harrani al-Sabi al-Battani. Al-Battani’s father was Jabir ibn Sinan al-Harrani who had a high reputation as an instrument…
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Recent discovery in Science


Stromatolites at dawn, Shark Bay, Western Australia. . Photograph: Mint Images/REX/Shutterstock Scientists have discovered the oldest physical evidence for life on the planet in the form of fossils in Greenland rocks that formed 3.7bn years ago. The researchers believe the structures in the rocks are stromatolites - layered formations, produced by the activity of microbes…


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Galileo Galilei History

Galileo Galilei History


From prehistoric times, humans have been fascinated by the waxing and waning of auroral lights, the closest and most dramatic manifestation of space phenomena. Spectacular auroral eruptions have given rise to mythological creatures, have driven folklore, and have influenced the course of history, religion, and art. Image to right: Cro-Magnon cave-paintings: macaronis may…


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Space Galaxy


At left, in optical light, UGC 1382 appears to be a simple elliptical galaxy. But spiral arms emerged when astronomers incorporated ultraviolet and deep optical data (middle). Combining that with a view of low-density hydrogen gas (shown in green at right), scientists discovered that UGC 1382 is huge, about 718, light-years wide. Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech/SDSS/NRAO A seemingly…


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British astronomers


By Dominic Ford On 2016 May 9, Mercury will pass in front of the Sun, casting a small black silhouette in front of the solar disk from 12:12 until 19:42 BST. This will be the first transit of the planet since 2006 November, and the first since 2003 May to be visible from Europe. The 2006 event was unobservable from the UK as it occurred during night time. This time around…


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Current events About Space


Century France, when Degas was creating impressionist style masterpieces and explore a rare collection of his work. Our Degas, Figures in Motion exhibition showcases a collection of 74 bronze sculptures never before shown in Asia, including the celebrated Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen. Come and experience the authentic Parisian charm only at the MGM Art Space! Butterfly Garden…


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New Findings in Space


Astronomers will present results from a unique Europa observing campaign that resulted in surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa,NASA officials wrote in a media advisory Tuesday (Sept. 20). The participants in Monday s briefing are: Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington…


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Hubble latest discovery


These four Hubble images of Neptune were taken with the Wide Field Camera 3 on June 25-26, 2011, during the planet s 16-hour rotation. The snapshots were taken at roughly four-hour intervals, offering a full view of the planet. The images reveal high-altitude clouds in the northern and southern hemispheres. The clouds are composed of methane ice crystals. Credit: NASA, ESA…


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