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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Sun’s surface seen in remarkable new detail Behold the Sun’s convulsing surface at a level of detail never seen before. The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope on Hawaii has released pictures that show features … Continue reading

Posted in February 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan The best space images of 2019 With some blockbuster space missions under way, 2019 saw some amazing images beamed back to Earth from around the Solar System. Meanwhile, some of our most powerful telescopes … Continue reading

Posted in January 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Scientists find ‘monster’ black hole Before now, scientists did not think it was possible for a stellar black hole to have a mass larger than 20 times that of the sun, an approximation based … Continue reading

Posted in December 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Nobel physics prize Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for “ground-breaking” discoveries about the Universe. James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz were announced as this year’s winners at … Continue reading

Posted in November 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Kirkcudbright school’s conversion to dark sky center begins Work has started to convert an old school in southern Scotland into a dark sky visitor center. The £2.5m project at the former Johnston Primary in … Continue reading

Posted in October 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Tardigrades: Stuck on the moon after crash The moon might now be home to thousands of planet Earth’s most indestructible animals. Tardigrades – often called “water bears” – are creatures under a millimetre long … Continue reading

Posted in September 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Nasa puts up deep-space atomic clock Nasa has put a miniaturised atomic clock in orbit that it believes can revolutionise deep-space navigation. Nasa has put a miniaturised atomic clock in orbit that it believes … Continue reading

Posted in Mid Summer 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment