Ursa Major

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Name: Ursa Major
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Starwatch: Supernova in Ursa Major

Graphic: Finbar Sheehy With Orion and the winter constellations at their best, it may be hard to drag our gaze away from the S sky on February evenings. Jupiter, too, is conspicuous in Gemini where it lies to the left of the Moon on Monday, 10 February. ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

The Ultimate Carry-On Guide for Guys

Whether you’re off for business or pleasure, traveling can be a stressful thing if you’re not properly prepared. When it comes to packing for your trip, your actual wardrobe will naturally vary depending on your destination. But when it comes to what ... [Published Bloomberg - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Guest column: Light shining skyward

In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 and the collapse of the American economy, it could be that Americans have seen the light and the healing has begun, writes Richard A. Wilde.By Richard A. WildeI was reading the paper the other day and saw the photo of ... [Published Post Register - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 2 reports

Northern Lights pictures: Another chance to see aurora borealis on Saturday?

Lucky skywatchers in parts of East Yorkshire caught a glimpse of the Northern Lights - or aurora borealis - on Friday night and Saturday morning.Abraham Overvoorde snapped these pictures of the lights above Thornwick Bay, Flamborough Head."You can see ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Nasa finally finds 'robber' star

Press Association  –The things that go down in space are awesome - in the true meaning of the word. And anybody who says otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about.Take, for instance, this recent discovery by Nasa. It involves a rare type of supernova ... [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

So what IS up, after all?

Well, what exactly is up? The changing of the seasons is upon us, and so is the changing of the constellations. The spring group is exiting stage right over the western horizon and the summer crew is high overhead with the autumn team rising over the ... [Published McCook Gazette - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Get your bearings by finding the north star

Over the past few weeks we have discussed what planets may be seen and the constellations in the east, south, and western sky. This week we will explore those circumpolar constellations in the north. As the city lights on the outskirts of town grow in ... [Published Valley Morning Star - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 2 reports

Hubble Reveals Rare Supernova's Companion Star

Image Caption: This is an artist’s impression of supernova 1993J, which exploded in the galaxy M81. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have identified the blue helium-burning companion star, seen at the center of the expanding nebula of debris ... [Published Red Orbit - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Music community to celebrate Wagner, Quackenbush this weekend

The Detroit music community will be paying tribute to a couple of fixtures from the fertile mid- and late-’60s at special events this weekend:• The family of the late guitarist and songwriter Dick Wagner, who died July 30 at the age of 71 from respiratory ... [Published Mount Pleasant Morning Sun - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Plough guides way across Moray sky

:50 PMWritten byThe Plough (Ursa Major or the Great Bear) is visible in the NW with its 2 pointers marking Polaris the Pole Star in Ursa Minor (the Little Bear).Following through Polaris from the pointers you will find the W of Cassiopeia, with it’s right ... [Published Northern Scot - Sep 02 2014]
Entities: Sigma, Deneb, Ursa Major
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Study hints at cosmic-ray 'hotspot'

The distribution of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECR) recorded by the Telescope Array (TA) in the northern sky is displaying an intriguing "hotspot" in the direction of the Ursa Major constellation. The 19 events out of 72 with energies above 57 EeV ... [Published CERN Courier - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Eclipsing Binary Stars Discovered By High School Students At SMU Summer Research Program

Image Caption: Artist’s impression of an eclipsing binary star system. As the two stars orbit each other they pass in front of one another and their combined brightness, seen from a distance, decreases. Credit: European Southern Observatory/L. Calcad ... [Published Red Orbit - Aug 23 2014]

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"You can see Ursa Major, "The Plough", constellation at the top left corner of the picture" he says
...a crime scene, and we finally identified the robber," said Alex Filippenko, professor of astronomy at University of California (UC) at Berkeley. "The companion star stole a bunch of hydrogen before the primary star exploded."
"We were able to get that UV spectrum with Hubble," said Azalee Bostroem, team member at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). "This conclusively shows that we have an excess of continuum emission in the UV, even after the light from other stars has been subtracted."
...first identified SN 1993J as a Type IIb supernova, I hoped that we would someday be able to detect its suspected companion star," said Filippenko. "The new Hubble data suggest that we have finally done so, confirming the leading model for Type IIb supernovae."

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Starwatch: Supernova in Ursa Major [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 21 2014]
The Ultimate Carry-On Guide for Guys [Published Bloomberg - Sep 18 2014]
Guest column: Light shining skyward [Published Post Register - Sep 16 2014]
Northern Lights pictures: Another chance to see... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 13 2014]
Northern Lights pictures: Another chance to see... [Published Hull Daily Mail - Sep 13 2014]
Weather Gang: Beautiful aurora paint northern s... [Published Washington Post - Sep 12 2014]
Nasa finally finds 'robber' star [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - Sep 11 2014]
So what IS up, after all? [Published McCook Gazette - Sep 11 2014]
Get your bearings by finding the north star [Published Valley Morning Star - Sep 10 2014]
Hubble Reveals Rare Supernova's Companion Star [Published Red Orbit - Sep 10 2014]
Hubble helps find hidden supernova companion [Published Gizmag - Sep 10 2014]
Companion star hidden for 21 years in a superno... [Published Science Daily - Sep 09 2014]
Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star After Two... [Published TheStreet.com - Sep 09 2014]
Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two... [Published Michigan Live - Sep 09 2014]
Hubble Finds Companion Star Hidden for 21 Years... [Published Newswise - Sep 09 2014]
Disappearing darkness [Published AZCentral.com - Sep 07 2014]
Being a winner runs deep in Johnny Murtagh's fa... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 07 2014]
The story behind Hunter and the Bear [Published BBC - Sep 04 2014]
Music community to celebrate Wagner, Quackenbus... [Published Mount Pleasant Morning Sun - Sep 03 2014]
Plough guides way across Moray sky [Published Northern Scot - Sep 02 2014]
Greeks Sailing by the Stars [Published Huffington Post - Aug 26 2014]
Study hints at cosmic-ray 'hotspot' [Published CERN Courier - Aug 26 2014]
Eclipsing Binary Stars Discovered By High Schoo... [Published Red Orbit - Aug 23 2014]
Firecracker Astronomers [Published Vineyard Gazette - Aug 22 2014]
Memories, Music & Majesty: Remembering the Lega... [Published Review Magazine - Aug 21 2014]
Rare Midsize Black Hole [Published The Big Picture Blog - Aug 21 2014]
High school students discover stars at SMU rese... [Published EurekAlert! - Aug 20 2014]
An anniversary on Mars, the death throes of a g... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 19 2014]
Jimmy Westlake: The Scutum Star Cloud [Published Steamboat Pilot & Today - Aug 18 2014]
Astronomers measure rare black hole [Published Business Standard India - Aug 18 2014]
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Rare Midsize Black Hole [Published The Big Picture Blog - Aug 21 2014]
NASA: Astronomers from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare breed of black hole in archival data from NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. ...
Ursa Major: Traveler's Kit [Published NOTCOT - Jun 20 2014]
We recently posted Ursa Major ’s Traveler’s Skincare Kit on NOTCOT.org , and they were kind enough to send one over for us to check out in person! The Traveler’s kit contains minis of their Face Wash, Shave Cream, Face Balm, and five tonic-infused ...
7 Items Every Guy Should Have In His Gym Bag [Published Clusterstock - Jun 04 2014]
One of the things successful people do in the morning is wake up and exercise. The major challenge, of course, is to look polished and put together after the gym. We asked the team at Birchbox Man to help us compile a list of the very best products ...
Camelopardalids? Where is our rain of meteors? ... [Published EarthSky - May 24 2014]
At this writing (11 UTC, or 6 a.m. CDT on May 24), it appears that no one is reporting a strong meteor shower from last night’s Camelopardalid shower. A few people saw a few meteors. Overall, a disappointment. RoseMarie Behr at meteorobs.org reported ...
Star of the week: Arcturus, orange star, cuts t... [Published EarthSky - May 13 2014]
Arcturus, a red giant, looks orange to the eye. It’s the brightest star on the northern half of Earth’s sky dome. Arcturus is especially noteworthy for its large proper motion, or sideways motion across our sky. Only Alpha Centauri – our sun’s nearest ...
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