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When one first focuses on the Ultra Deep Field image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2004, it appears to be just a photo of the night sky. Dots, stars at first glance, clutter the image, but a longer, closer look leads to wonder and amazement. The image, which is a piece of the sky about the size of a penny at arm's length, shows that the "stars" are really galaxies, an estimated 10,000!
 Saturday, February 3, 2018, 05:59, 5 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket climbed into orbit Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with a top secret spy satellite, adding a new set of eyes in the sky for the U.S. government’s intelligence community and nudging part of the Delta 4 family closer to retirement.
 Saturday, January 13, 2018, 09:12, 6 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are one of the biggest astronomical mysteries of the last decade. First observed in 2007, astronomers have detected over two dozen instances of the powerful but fleeting signals from space. Researchers don’t know exactly what they are, but there have been plenty of proposals—including alien messages (of course), signals from collapsing black holes or neutron stars, and energy from...
 Friday, January 12, 2018, 21:49, 6 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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NASA astronauts successfully sequenced the DNA of microbes found aboard the International Space Station, marking the first time unknown organisms were sequenced and identified entirely in space.
 Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 09:00, 6 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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In a sign that astronaut launches from Florida are growing nearer, SpaceX recently leased an Air Force facility where it will prepare Dragon capsules to fly crews to the International Space Station. The 45th Space Wing said work on the capsule called Crew Dragon or Dragon 2 would take place in Area 59, a former satellite processing facility on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
 Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 08:29, 6 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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Humans have blasted some impressive objects into outer space over the decades in the name of research and exploration. Yet some things which have made it into orbit have been downright bizarre. In a year when space gained its first brewery – that we know of – RT takes a look at some of the weirdest things that have left our planet and made the celestial voyage.
 Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 08:26, 6 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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The Fish Head Nebula in Cassiopeia Image: Drew Hastings
 Monday, January 1, 2018, 17:15, 6 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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If you love space and astronomy, 2018 will be an exciting year. NASA has announced windows of time for sending spacecraft to Mars and the sun. Japanese and American probes already in space are set to enter orbit around two near Earth asteroids. And a variety of eclipses and meteor showers offer ample opportunities for skygazing.
 Monday, January 1, 2018, 14:49, 6 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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The Air Force has opened a “polar corridor” that would allow certain rockets to launch spacecraft from Cape Canaveral into north-south orbits circling the poles, a development that could bring more launches to Florida
 Monday, January 1, 2018, 09:55, 6 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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Elon Musk's SpaceX has unveiled its new Falcon Heavy rocket, a month before its first launch. Photos show the new rocket inside its Florida hangar, minus the cargo for the January test flight
 Monday, January 1, 2018, 09:53, 6 Months Ago in   Astronomy