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"A Look to the Heavens"

“The Milky Way is massively bright on this cold, clear, altiplano night. At 4,500 meters its reflection in a river, a volcanic peak on the distant horizon, is captured in this stitched panorama under naturally dark skies of the northern Chilean hig...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 7, 2016

Space signals. Darkness. Self.

A research team using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has detected the faintest millimeter-wave source ever observed. By accumulating …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Jul 5, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“The many spectacular colors of the Rho Ophiuchi (oh'-fee-yu-kee) clouds highlight the many processes that occur there. The blue regions shine primarily by reflected light. Blue light from the star Rho Ophiuchi and nearby stars reflects more effici...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 5, 2016

Space signals. Does it matter?

A research team using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has detected the faintest millimeter-wave source ever observed. By accumulating …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Jul 5, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“South of Antares, in the tail of the nebula-rich constellation Scorpius, lies emission nebula IC 4628. Nearby hot, massive stars, millions of years young, radiate the nebula with invisible ultraviolet light, stripping electrons from atoms. The ele...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 4, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the below time-lapse video. We recommend watching this video at FULL SCREEN (10...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 3, 2016

Astronomy or Astrology?

Astronomy or Astrology? - Have you ever finally just gave in to the temptation and read your horoscope in the newspaper on Sunday morning?  Sure, we all have. For most of us, it’s a curiosity, an amusement to see what they say our day will be like...
by Skipper Article on Jul 3, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

"A camera fixed low to a tripod on a northern summer's eve captured the series of images used in this serene, southern Ontario skyscape. The lakeside view frames our fair galaxy above calm water and the night's quintessential luminous apparitions.&nb...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 2, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“The southern part of Orion, the famous constellation and mythical hunter, appears quite picturesque posing here over a famous volcano. Located in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa, the snow-peaked Teide is one of the largest vol...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 1, 2016

Rotating ring of complex organic molecules discovered around newborn star

Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a rotating ring containing large organic molecules around a protostar. This observation definitively shows that organic materials formed in interstellar space a...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 1, 2016

Clandestine black hole may represent new population

Astronomers have combined data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to conclude that a peculiar source of radio waves thought to be a distant gal...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 1, 2016

Space team discovers Universe is self-cleaning

An international team of astronomers today (29 June) released a gazetteer of the hidden universe, which reveals the unseen sources of energy found over the last 12 billion years of cosmic history. Professor Haley Gomez of Cardiff University presented...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 1, 2016

Extraterrestrial opal discovered in Antarctic meteorite

Planetary scientists have discovered pieces of opal in a meteorite found in Antarctica, a result that demonstrates that meteorites delivered water ice to asteroids early in the history of the solar system. Led by Professor Hilary Downes of Birkbeck C...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 1, 2016

Meet RobERt, the dreaming detective for exoplanet atmospheres

Machine-learning techniques that mimic human recognition and dreaming processes are being deployed in the search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system. A deep belief neural network, called RobERt (Robotic Exoplanet Recognition), has been devel...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 1, 2016

When it comes to brown dwarfs, 'how far?' is a key question

Brown dwarfs are sometimes called failed stars. They're stars' dim, low-mass siblings and they fade in brightness over time. They're fascinating to astronomers for a variety of reasons, but much about them remains unknown. New work from a Carnegie-le...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 1, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“Why do many galaxies appear as spirals? A striking example is M101, shown above, whose relatively close distance of about 27 million light years allows it to be studied in some detail. Observational evidence indicates that a close gravitational in...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jun 30, 2016

NASA rover findings point to a more Earth-like Martian past

Chemicals found in Martian rocks by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen in its atmosphere than it does now. This scene shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at a location called "Windjana," where the rover found rocks...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 30, 2016

Fastest-spinning brown-dwarf star is detected by its bursts of radio waves

Astronomers have detected what may be the most-rapidly-rotating, ultra-cool, brown-dwarf star ever seen. The super-fast rotation period was measured by using the 305-meter Arecibo radio telescope -- the same telescope that was used to discover the fi...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 30, 2016

Researchers trace Mercury’s origins to rare meteorite

Around 4.6 billion years ago, our solar system was a chaos of collapsing gas and spinning debris. Small particles of gas and dust clumped together into larger and more massive meteoroids that in turn smashed together to form planets. Scientists belie...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 30, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“This beautiful telephoto composition spans light-years in a natural night skyscape from the island of Crete. Looking south, exposures both track the stars and record a fixed foreground in three merged panels that cover a 10x12 degree wide field of...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jun 29, 2016


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