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  1. New Earth Discovered! "The Goldilocks Planet"

    Could 'Goldilocks' planet be just right for life? - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100929/ap_on_sc/us_sci_new_earths) WASHINGTON – Astronomers say they have for the first time spotted a planet beyond our own in what is sometimes called the Goldilocks zone for life: Not too hot,...

    Started by Saint_, 09-29-2010 03:46 PM
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    10-01-2010 05:41 AM Go to last post
  2. Long-lost footage of Apollo 11 moon landing to be screened

    Long-lost footage of Neil Armstrong descending the ladder of the Apollo 11 lunar module will be screened in public for the first time in Sydney next week, according to a prominent astronomer. Long-lost footage of Apollo 11 moon landing to be screened - Telegraph...

    Started by OpenMind, 09-29-2010 09:25 AM
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    09-29-2010 11:03 AM Go to last post
  3. Stephen Hawking: God didn't create universe

    I find it to be an interesting paradox between the suggestion that the discovering of other planets with life on them argues in favor of a "Godless" existence while Hawking seems to imply doing so will argue in favor of "God". I said "imply" for anyone wishing to argue to bloody teeth,.. ah...

    Started by K.Snyder, 09-02-2010 09:49 PM
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    09-25-2010 11:49 PM Go to last post
  4. Telescopes for youngsters

    Anyone have any input on what a good telescope would be for an 8 year old? He's "interested" in the whole thing, and I'd like to get him one, but fear breaking the bank on something he will give up on before too long. I also don't want to get some cheapie that he can't really enjoy and loses...

    Started by valerie, 09-07-2010 11:30 AM
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    09-21-2010 01:15 AM Go to last post
  5. Hubble telescope re-shoots 1987 supernova

    BBC News - Hubble telescope re-shoots 1987 supernova (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11184194)

    Started by OpenMind, 09-06-2010 10:15 AM
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  6. Wonders Of The Solar System

    Has anyone else seen this fantastic series? It's mind blowing! YouTube - Wonders Of The Solar System, Episode 1 (Part 1/6) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni7dKceWbHc&feature=related) YouTube - Wonders Of The Solar System, Episode 1 (Part 2/6)...

    Started by dubs, 04-05-2010 03:41 PM
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    08-31-2010 10:44 PM Go to last post
  7. European probe gets close look at huge asteroid

    European probe gets close look at huge asteroid - Technology & science - Space - msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38181853/ns/technology_and_science-space/) Wow, an amazing photo.

    Started by chonsigirl, 07-10-2010 01:20 PM
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    08-31-2010 10:34 PM Go to last post
  8. A view of Earth and moon seen from Mercury

    A 'Double Planet' Seen From Mercury : Discovery News (http://news.discovery.com/space/a-double-planet-seen-from-mercury.html)

    Started by OpenMind, 08-23-2010 01:05 PM
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    08-23-2010 01:49 PM Go to last post
  9. Happy 20th Birthday Hubble

    HAPPY, HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY HUBBLE :yh_alien2 Hey Hubble, Thanks for 20 years of Awesome : Starts With A Bang (http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2010/04/hey_hubble_thanks_for_20_years.php?utm_source=networkbanner&utm_medium=link) ESA - Space Science - Hubble overview...

    Started by Kathy Ellen, 04-24-2010 06:45 PM
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    04-25-2010 04:13 PM Go to last post
  10. Ash and lightning above an Icelandic Volcano

    Asked to close by a mod.....

    Started by Kathy Ellen, 04-19-2010 01:25 PM
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  11. New findings on dark energy back discarded Einstein theory

    Ten years ago, astronomers made the stunning discovery that the universe is expanding at a faster rate than it should, given the amount of matter the cosmos contains. Scientists named the driving force behind the unexpected acceleration dark energy. Now a team of astronomers is reporting...

    Started by Jazzy, 01-07-2010 06:45 AM
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  12. Kepler Planet-Hunting Mission Finds 5 New Lightweight Worlds

    WASHINGTON — The list of known exoplanets in the galaxy just got bigger, thanks to the first observations of NASA's Kepler space telescope, which found five new lightweight worlds orbiting distant stars. "I would like to announce today the discovery of five exoplanets by Kepler," said Kepler...

    Started by Jazzy, 01-04-2010 12:12 PM
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    01-05-2010 10:33 AM Go to last post
  13. Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid

    MOSCOW – Russia is considering sending a spacecraft to a large asteroid to knock it off its path and prevent a possible collision with Earth, the head of the country's space agency said Wednesday. Anatoly Perminov said the space agency will hold a meeting soon to assess a mission to Apophis,...

    Started by Jazzy, 12-30-2009 09:22 AM
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  14. Rare New Year's Eve 'blue moon' to ring in 2010

    LOS ANGELES – Once in a blue moon there is one on New Year's Eve. Revelers ringing in 2010 will be treated to a so-called blue moon. According to popular definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a month. But don't expect it to be blue — the name has nothing to do with the color of our...

    Started by Jazzy, 12-30-2009 05:22 AM
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  15. Books you've read; Astronomy

    I'm making this thread in the hopes everyone can share the books they've read pertaining to astronomy and those you highly recommend. Obviously we can't be throwing out books Willy Nilly and expect just anyone can follow along so I ask that you give a brief description of what the book entails....

    Started by K.Snyder, 11-21-2009 07:49 PM
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    11-28-2009 01:41 AM Go to last post
  16. big bang theory

    i just wondered how many of you guys believed in the big bang theory :thinking::thinking: every star, planet,comet,moon every thing was confined in a space smaller than an atom :thinking: it takes some imagining does it not :thinking: but everything points this is the way everything came...

    Started by jimbo, 01-12-2009 02:50 PM
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    11-21-2009 07:10 PM Go to last post
  17. Colonising Space

    Here's a comment from today's New Scientist: One of Pratchett's preoccupations is with the natural world and what is happening to it. "I think we're doomed," he pronounces, "because politicians think in five years at a time. Every time I remember that we live on a planet, it scares the **** out of...

    Started by spot, 11-04-2009 07:08 AM
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    11-05-2009 07:23 PM Go to last post
  18. Exclamation If expect to be alive in 2029, then open this

    Experts Keeping Close Eye on Asteroid! (javascript:void(0)) An asteroid the size of a 25-story building will come within 18,000 miles of Earth on April 13, 2029! The asteroid, called Apophis, has only a 1 in 45,000 chance of colliding with Earth. But it will then be back for another...

    Started by cars, 04-15-2009 01:54 PM
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    11-02-2009 10:28 PM Go to last post
  19. Has anyone looked at the sky tonight?

    Ahhhhhhh, you must look at the sky tonight....There's a 3 way conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the Crescent Moon....I can see it to the south of me in Noo Joisey. Everyone can see if...look for the Moon...It's beautiful... Here's a pic I just took with my little Canon camera....:-6Click a few...

    Started by Kathy Ellen, 12-01-2008 05:02 PM
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    10-21-2009 06:55 AM Go to last post
  20. An Eclipse over India.....Science & Superstition

    ....& Politics Thousands throng to village in India for eclipse TAREGNA, India – Scientists, students and nature enthusiasts prepared Tuesday for the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, while millions planned to shutter themselves indoors, giving in to superstitious...

    Started by along-for-the-ride, 07-21-2009 02:36 PM
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    10-03-2009 06:32 AM Go to last post

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