Astronomy Current Events

Astronomical current events

Astronomical current events


A conference focused on instrumentation for astronomy, across different subfields The #SPIEastro conference is unique amongst other astronomy conferences in many ways. First, it is large—up there with the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meetings. However, unlike the AAS meetings which in a sense cover everything in astronomy, #SPIEastro focuses its scope on astronomy-technology…


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What is Astronomy About?

What is Astronomy About?


Often considered the oldest science, it was born of our amazement at the sky and our need to question Astronomy is the science of space beyond Earth’s atmosphere. The name is derived from the Greek root astron for star, and nomos for arrangement or law. Astronomy is concerned with celestial objects and phenomena – like stars, planets, comets and galaxies – as well as the large-scale…


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Galileo and his Inventions

Galileo and his Inventions


The telescope is one of humankind s most important inventions. The simple device that made far away things look near gave observers a new perspective. When curious men pointed the spyglass toward the sky, our view of Earth and our place in the universe changed forever. But who invented the telescope? The answer remains a mystery today. It is highly probable that as glassmaking…


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Earth sized planet in Habitable Zone

Earth sized planet in Habitable Zone


Waimea, Hawaii – Scientists from University of California, Berkeley, and University of Hawaii, Manoa, have statistically determined that twenty percent of Sun-like stars in our galaxy have Earth-sized planets that could host life. The findings, gleaned from data collected from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft and the W. M. Keck Observatory, now satisfy Kepler s primary mission: to…


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Earth and Space current events

Earth and Space current events


Story highlights Researchers have discovered three potentially habitable, Earth-like worlds orbiting a dwarf star The star and its planets are 40 light-years away in another star system The ultracool dwarf star, known as TRAPPIST-1, isn t the kind of star scientists expected to be a hub for planets. It s at the end of the range for what classifies as a star: half the temperature…


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Study of stars is called

Study of stars is called


Thanks For The A2A! As It Turns Out, Astrology And Astronomy Are Vastly Different. Astronomy Is The Science Of Study Of Stars, Planets, Galaxies And Other Exotic Objects. It Employs The Scientific Method Of Questioning, And Thus Provides Very True Answers To Our Questions Based On Mathematical Proofs. If Any Answer To An Aspect Of Astronomy Is Found To Be Wrong, It Is Abandoned…


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Current events on Space

Current events on Space


Launch. Land. Repeat. The launch in West Texas is the third for the New Shepard rocket, which is named after Alan Shepard, the first American to go to space. Both the rocket and the capsule, which will eventually carry paying customers, landed successfully. During this test, the capsule was carrying two microgravity experiments from the Southwest Research Institute and the…


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Current events Recent

Current events Recent


One of my students recently asked me about something he saw on the news regarding the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. His question was not about a certain sporting event but instead about the increased security because of the possible terrorist attacks, particularly against athletes from the West. I attempted to explain how some individuals do not agree with the American culture…


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Timeline of Nicolaus Copernicus

Timeline of Nicolaus Copernicus


Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland on February 19, 1473, the youngest of four children. His mother came from a prominent family and his father was a successful merchant. He died while Copernicus was still a child and it was left to his mother s brother, Lucas Watzenrode, to oversee his upbringing and education. Watzenrode, who was a bishop, planned for his nephew…


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Galileo theory of relativity

Galileo theory of relativity


Galileo Galilei helped usher in the age of modern science with his revolutionary ideas and inventions. He s perhaps best known for his vast improvements to early telescopes, allowing him to study heavenly bodies in unprecedented detail. He also challenged common conceptions about our place in the cosmos. Before Galileo, philosophers and theologians widely believed that the…


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Stellar Habitable Zones

Stellar Habitable Zones


Habitable zone the orbital region around a in which an -like can possess liquid on its surface and possibly support life. Liquid water is essential to all on , and so the definition of a habitable zone is based on the hypothesis that would share this requirement. This is a very conservative (but observationally useful) definition, as a planet’s surface temperature depends not…


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Current events About Space

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

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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Galileo universe

Galileo universe


Two Views of the Universe Galileo vs. the Pope A Copernican map of the universe published in 1660 features the sun at the center. Galileo s advocacy of this theory incurred the wrath of Pope Urban V. (Image From the Granger Collection, New York) By Hal Hellman Special to The Washington Post On June 22, 1633, Galileo Galilei was put on trial at Inquisition headquarters in Rome…


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Current Astronomy articles

Current Astronomy articles


They re big, they re bright, they re beautiful—and they shouldn t even exist, at least to our current astronomical knowledge: gargantuan spiral galaxies that make our giant Milky Way seem downright modest. Spirals are supposed to be small fry compared to the greatest giant ellipticals, which are football-shaped swarms of stars thought to be the universe’s biggest and brightest…


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Other galaxies Planets

Other galaxies Planets


Galactic cannibalism brings an exoplanet of extragalactic origin within astronomers reach An exoplanet orbiting a star that entered our Milky Way from another galaxy has been detected by a European team of astronomers using the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. The Jupiter-like planet is particularly unusual, as it is orbiting a star nearing…


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Earth Space Science current events

Earth Space Science current events


The Marston Exploration Theater is located on the ASU Tempe campus, in the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV. The theater employs Definiti SkySkan Planetarium technology utilizing 4K projection systems that render Earth and Space Science themes in 3-D stereographic vision. Show details The Marston Exploration Theater will feature shows of topical interest…


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Most current events

Most current events


Michael Holding kicks over the stumps at Dunedin In an act of frustration and anger at the umpire s decision of not out to a caught behind appeal, Michael Holding fumed, then walked up to the striker s end and kicked two stumps clean out of the ground. The image captured the two stumps flying out of the ground and Holding s full kick follow-through with a look of frustrating…


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Astronomical Theories

Astronomical Theories


This article was written by Jay M. Pasachoff, Professor of Astronomy at Williams College, and originally appeared in mental _floss magazine. Galileo may have been threatened with the rack during the Inquisition almost 400 years ago, but—relatively speaking—that was hardly terrifying. Whether the Earth went around the Sun (as Copernicus, Galileo and Newton thought) or vice versa…


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Scientific current events 2013

Scientific current events 2013


Story highlights NASA says there really could have been life on Mars Voyager 1 is the first human-made object to leave the solar system Scientists discover a new adorable mammal called the olinguito Asteroids pass by, and a meteor explodes over Russia It has been a thrilling year of discovery in many areas of science, but also a sobering time - federal funding cuts threaten…


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