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HUBBLE@25: Some spectacular views
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HUBBLE@25: Some spectacular views

A Hubble telescope photograph of the iconic Eagle Nebula's Pillars of Creation. Photograph: NASA/ESA/Hubble/Reuters In over two decades that it has been gleaning into the cosmos, NASA's Hubble telescope has revealed properties of space and time that for most of human history were only probed in the imaginations of scientists and philosophers alike.And now, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, Hubble has revisited the famous pillars, providing astronomers with a sharper and wider view, shown ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Photos: Wonders of the universe CNN, 3 weeks ago

Glorious Star Factories Shine In Astounding Amateur Shots

A colorful photo of the Tulip Nebula taken by Julian Hancock. We often publish photos from professional observatories, but it's important to note that amateurs can also do a great job taking pictures of the sky with modest equipment and photo ...
 Universe Today3 weeks ago
CNN

Rings 200 times as large as Saturn's discovered

Wonders of the universe 15 photos Using powerful optics, astronomers have found a planet-like body, J1407b, with rings 200 times the size of Saturn's. This is an artist's depiction of the rings of planet J1407b, which are eclipsing a star. Click ...
 CNN2 days ago Astronomical discovery: 'Super Saturn' with rings 200 times as large  CNN2 days ago 'Planet-like' body has rings 200 times as big  CNN2 days ago
Gadget

New HESS discovery in Science

Wits scientists are part of a multinational team of astronomers working on the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) telescopes that have again demonstrated its excellent capabilities in searching for high-energy gamma rays. In the latest ...
 Space Daily3 days ago Galaxy studies get Wits boost  Gadget4 days ago Scientists Make Astronomy Breakthrough  AllAfrica.com5 days ago South African scientists make astronomy breakthrough  SouthAfrica.info5 days ago
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Nanowerk

An exceptionally powerful trio in the Large Magellanic Cloud

(Nanowerk News) Once again, the High Energy Stereoscopic System, H.E.S.S., has demonstrated its excellent capabilities. In the Large Magellanic Cloud, it discovered most luminous very high-energy gamma-ray sources: three objects of different type, ...
 Nanowerk1 week ago
Gizmodo

86 Viral Images From 2014 That Were Totally Fake

We debunked a lot of fake viral photos this year. Eighty-six, to be exact. And that doesn't even include all those fake toilet photos from the Sochi Olympics , those fake Ebola cures , and all the lies that UberFacts helped spread . It was a busy ...
 Gizmodo1 month ago
Huffington Post

The Year's 29 Most Spectacular Space Photos

The year 2014 was a stellar one for spaceflight, what with ESA's Rosetta mission putting a robotic lander on a distant comet and NASA successfully testing its Orion spacecraft . But 2014 was also a great year for space photography, as you can see ...
 Huffington Post1 month ago The 29 Most Spectacular Space Photos Of 2014  Social Dashboard1 month ago
Capital Bay

Astronomers dissect aftermath of a supernova 168k light-years away

Supernova, known as SN1987A, was first seen by astronomers in 1987 Scientists believe they have found a new object emerging from its ashes They say it could be a pulsar wind nebula, driven by the neutron star Researchers also claim to have solved a ...
 Capital Bay1 month ago
Space Fellowship

The Seahorse of the Large Magellanic Cloud

It may look like a grazing seahorse, but the dark object toward the image right is actually a pillar of smoky dust about 20 light years long. The curiously-shaped dust structure occurs in our neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud, in a star forming ...
 Space Fellowship2 months ago
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