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Star of the week: Fomalhaut

Star of the week: Fomalhaut

This image shows the debris ring around Fomalhaut and the location of its first known planet. This is the actual discovery image, published in the journal Science in November, 2008. Fomalhaut b was the first beyond our solar system visible to the ... EarthSky, 1 month ago

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Vastness of the cosmos

One never considers the vastness of space. Here are some hints to help one reflect on its immensity. The distance from the sun to earth is one astronomical unit, taking eight minutes for light to travel. One astronomical unit equals about 150 ...
 Times of Malta1 week ago

Moon and Neptune on October 12

don't expect to see the planet Neptune in the glare of the waxing gibbous moon . But you can use the moon on the night of October 12 to get a ballpark idea of where this distant planet resides in front of the backdrop stars. As seen from around the ...
 EarthSky2 weeks ago

The watery cohort of constellation Pegasus

The constellation of Pegasus dominates the southern sky, with its neighbouring watery constellations Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces, Cetus and Piscis Austrinus The Square of Pegasus Graphic: Finbarr Sheehy Mars, the best placed of our three bright ...
 The Guardian2 weeks ago Aquarius? Here's your constellation  EarthSky2 weeks ago

How Was Mercury Formed?

Although planets surround stars in the galaxy, how they form remains a subject of debate. Despite the wealth of worlds in our own solar system, scientists still aren't certain how planets are built. Currently, two theories are duking it out for the ...
 Space.com3 weeks ago

Finding Aquatic Constellations

Week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2016 After the flooding that some of our nation experienced this summer, I almost hesitate to bring this up. But of the 88 constellations that fill our night sky, 15 are somehow associated with water. Of those 15, ...
 Creators.com1 month ago

All you need to know: September equinox

Equinoxes and solstices, via NASA Earth Observatory . The September equinox arrives on September 22, 2016 at 1421 UTC . Although the equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, your clock times will depend on your time zone. For time zones in ...
 EarthSky1 month ago

This Telescope Will Probe Alien Atmospheres

Image: Artist's impression of the Colossus telescope, the successor to PLANETS telescope undergoing fundraising right now (PLANETS Foundation ) If there's anything we've learned from scouring thousands of planetary candidates over the past ...
 Seeker1 month ago

Celestial fishing

by Brian Jones Observers at mid-northern latitudes will find the distinctive M or W form of Cassiopeia at or near the overhead point during autumn evenings, with the prominent line of stars forming Andromeda located a little way to the south.
 Ramblers Association1 month ago

A journey to the skies with NASA to unlock the secrets of universe

From exquisite images of the centre of the Milky Way to the discovery of oxygen in the atmosphere of planet Mars, NASA's star-gazing missions above New Zealand are uncovering secrets of the hidden universe. Each winter, a radically modified Boeing ...
 ABC Online1 month ago
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