Large Magellanic Cloud

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Name: Large Magellanic Cloud
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Gazing Into the Origins of the Universe 1.5 Miles Beneath the Antarctic Ice

In one of the harshest, most remote places on Earth, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory recently made a remarkable and award-winning breakthrough for astronomy.Photo: NSFBreathtaking aurora and stars over IceCubeAs far as inhospitable environments go, you ... [Published Scribol - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Type 1a Supernovae

When I joined Phenomena , Carl Zimmer asked: What obsesses you? One of my obsessions, I answered, is type 1a supernovae. Here we go.How can an astronomical object of such crucial cosmological importance remain so fundamentally mysterious?When a runaway ... [Published National Geographic - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

All The Planets, Aligned In One Beautiful Picture

Artist's depiction of the powerful flare that erupted from the red dwarf star EV Lacertae in 2008.Unlike Earth, Venus lacks a magnetic field to deflect powerful solar outbursts -- as can be seen in this NASA-created image, a still from the video "Dynamic ... [Published Huffington Post UK - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Pilot's Prosthetic Arm Falls Off During Landing

This image shows the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency-led mission with important NASA contributions, and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. In the instruments' combined data, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Transiting Planets with LSST I: Potential for LSST Exoplanet Detection

Michael B. Lund, Joshua Pepper, Keivan G. Stassun(Submitted on 11 Aug 2014)The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has been designed in order to satisfy several different scientific objectives that can be addressed by a ten-year synoptic sky survey. ... [Published SpaceRef - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Stargazing: Explore the glorious Milky Way at its best

At this time of year, the softly glowing band of the Milky Way arches overhead, winding its way through the constellations. The further south you go, the better it gets, as the nights draw in more quickly. From the Mediterranean, it’s a glorious sight; ... [Published The Independent - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Exploring the Galaxy’s Outer Halo

Not long ago we talked about what the Milky Way would look like when seen from afar. I had mentioned Poul Anderson’s World Without Stars, which appeared in Analog in 1966 under the title The Ancient Gods. In the Anderson tale, a starship crew is sent ... [Published Centauri Dreams - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

KentuckyFC writes: In the early hours of the morning on 24 February 1987, a neutrino detector deep beneath Mont Blanc in northern Italy picked up a sudden burst of neutrinos. Three hours later, neutrino detectors at two other locations picked up a second ... [Published Slashdot - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 1 reports

Cultural Evolution: The View from Deep Space

I didn’t have the chance to meet Mark Lupisella at the first 100 Year Starship symposium in Orlando, but the publication of Cosmos & Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context in 2013 made me wish I had sought him out. Co-edited with Steven ... [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 11 2014]
First reported Jun 05 2014 - Updated Jun 05 2014 - 1 reports

‘Cosmic Zombie’ Star Triggered This Explosion In Nearby Galaxy

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on TwitterAn infrared image of N103B, the remainders of a supernova that exploded about 1,000 years ago in the Large Magellanic Cloud, which is one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way. ... [Published Universe Today - Jun 05 2014]
First reported Jun 04 2014 - Updated Jun 04 2014 - 1 reports

New Suspect Identified in Supernova Explosion

Supernovas are often thought of as the tremendous explosions that mark the ends of massive stars' lives. While this is true, not all supernovas occur in this fashion. A common supernova class, called Type Ia, involves the detonation of white dwarfs ... [Published The Sietch Blog - Jun 04 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

How Far Can You See in the Universe?

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter[embedded content]When you look into the night sky, you’re seeing tremendous distances away, even with your bare eyeball. But what’s the most distant object you can see with the ... [Published Universe Today - Mar 31 2014]

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...But knowledge of the true nature of the Milky Way had to wait until 1609, and Galileo. He concluded that "all the disputes which have vexed philosophers through so many ages have been resolved. The Galaxy is in fact nothing but congeries of innumerable stars."
...said Brian Williams of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, lead author of a study submitted to the Astrophysical Journal. "We look for clues in the remains to try to figure out what happened, even though we weren't there to see it."

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Gazing Into the Origins of the Universe 1.5 Mil... [Published Scribol - Aug 29 2014]
Type 1a Supernovae [Published National Geographic - Aug 28 2014]
All The Planets, Aligned In One Beautiful Picture [Published Huffington Post UK - Aug 20 2014]
Pilot's Prosthetic Arm Falls Off During Landing [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 14 2014]
Transiting Planets with LSST I: Potential for L... [Published SpaceRef - Aug 12 2014]
Stargazing: Explore the glorious Milky Way at i... [Published The Independent - Aug 04 2014]
Exploring the Galaxy’s Outer Halo [Published Centauri Dreams - Jul 11 2014]
Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light [Published Slashdot - Jun 24 2014]
Cultural Evolution: The View from Deep Space [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 11 2014]
‘Cosmic Zombie’ Star Triggered This Explosion I... [Published Universe Today - Jun 05 2014]
New Suspect Identified in Supernova Explosion [Published The Sietch Blog - Jun 04 2014]
How Far Can You See in the Universe? [Published Universe Today - Mar 31 2014]
LARRY PRATT: Earth’s broadcasts reaching out ... [Published Herald-Zeitung - Mar 09 2014]
Gaia: Early Views, Big Prospects [Published Centauri Dreams - Feb 18 2014]
Hubble Watches Stars' Clockwork Motion In Nearb... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Feb 18 2014]
Ghostly Cat’s Eye Nebula Shines In Space Tele... [Published Universe Today - Feb 14 2014]
Milky Way-Mapping Telescope Nabs Its First Pict... [Published Universe Today - Feb 06 2014]
Gaia comes into focus [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Feb 06 2014]
Chandraâs Verdict on the Demise of a Star: "Dea... [Published Universe Today - Jan 09 2014]
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Exploring the Galaxy’s Outer Halo [Published Centauri Dreams - Jul 11 2014]
Not long ago we talked about what the Milky Way would look like when seen from afar. I had mentioned Poul Anderson’s World Without Stars, which appeared in Analog in 1966 under the title The Ancient Gods. In the Anderson tale, a starship crew is sent ...
Cultural Evolution: The View from Deep Space [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 11 2014]
I didn’t have the chance to meet Mark Lupisella at the first 100 Year Starship symposium in Orlando, but the publication of Cosmos & Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context in 2013 made me wish I had sought him out. Co-edited with Steven ...
New Suspect Identified in Supernova Explosion [Published The Sietch Blog - Jun 04 2014]
Supernovas are often thought of as the tremendous explosions that mark the ends of massive stars' lives. While this is true, not all supernovas occur in this fashion. A common supernova class, called Type Ia, involves the detonation of white dwarfs ...
Gaia: Early Views, Big Prospects [Published Centauri Dreams - Feb 18 2014]
We have several months yet before the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission enters its five-year operational phase. But you can see an important milestone in the image below. Gaia’s two telescopes have to be aligned and focused as its other instruments ...
Hubble Watches Stars' Clockwork Motion In Nearb... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Feb 18 2014]
Using the sharp-eyed NASA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have for the first time precisely measured the rotation rate of a galaxy based on the clock-like movement of its stars.According to their analysis, the central part of the neighboring galaxy, ...
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