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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan ‘Ground-breaking’ galaxy collision detected Scientists have detected a cosmic “pileup” of galaxies in the early Universe. Imaged almost at the boundary of the observable Universe, the 14 unusually bright objects are on a collision … Continue reading

Posted in May 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan In her orbit Nathalie Cabrol was 5 when she saw the first moon landing on television. Pointing at Neil Armstrong, she told her mother that this was what she wanted to do. Even before … Continue reading

Posted in April 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Design call for ‘solar sentinel’ mission UK scientists and engineers will play a leading role in developing a satellite that can warn if Earth is about to be hit by damaging solar storms. The … Continue reading

Posted in March 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan The biggest space missions in 2018 Next year is already overflowing with exciting missions to space. NASA is launching a new lander to Mars, as well as a spacecraft that will get closer to … Continue reading

Posted in February 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Hurricane-battered Arecibo telescope will keep studying the skies After years of financial uncertainty and weeks of hardship caused by Hurricane Maria, staff at the legendary Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico were relieved to find … Continue reading

Posted in January 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life There’s a new place to look for life in the universe. Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red … Continue reading

Posted in December 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars For the first time, scientists have caught two neutron stars in the act of colliding, revealing that these strange smashups are the source of heavy elements … Continue reading

Posted in November 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Florence: Largest asteroid in century to safely fly by Earth The largest asteroid in more than a century is set to pass by Earth at a relatively close distance of 4.4 million miles (7 … Continue reading

Posted in October 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan The Eclipse That Revealed the Universe In 1919, British astronomers photographed a solar eclipse and proved that light bends around our sun — affirming Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Few eclipses have had more … Continue reading

Posted in September 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Planet is ‘hotter than most stars’ Scientists have found a hellish world where the “surface” of the planet is over 4,000C – almost as hot as our Sun. In part, that’s because KELT-9b’s host … Continue reading

Posted in Mid-summer 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment