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  • New pink planet
    Astronomers discover new pink planet at edge of our solar system
    Astronomers have discovered a new pink planet at the far outer edge of our solar system. The small frozen planet is seven and a half billion miles from the sun.The small planet is located in the area of space beyond Pluto that astronomers have...
  • Asteroid
    Asteroid will pass by Earth closer than the moon
    The asteroid that is scheduled to pass by the Earth on Wednesday, March 5, will be closer than the Moon. Astronomers who are watching the asteroid carefully insist that it doesn’t pose any danger to the Earth.This newly discovered asteroid...
  • Jupiter's 'Pizza Moon' Io eruptions are visible from Earth
    Jupiter's 'Pizza Moon' Io eruptions are visable from Earth
    Jupiter's "Pizza Moon" Io erupts often, and astonishingly, the eruptions are visible from Earth, according to a Nov. 2 report from CBS News. Using 44 nights of observation and adaptive optics, Astronomers from SETI proved that these...
  • Aussie night sky
    Dazzling stars of Namibia and Australian Outback skies create photographic debut
    Patience, persistence and passion pay off through these spectacular kaleidoscopic photographs of the Australian Outback night sky taken by an amateur photographer.From Huffington Post:It's hard to believe that Victoria, Australia-based...
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    Asteroid 2055 YU55 Visible From Earth Tonight
    What is being called near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 is on a trajectory that will take it safely between the Earth and the orbital path of the moon tonight. Asteroid 2005 YU55 is about the size of an air craft carrier or approximately 400 meters....
  • Stars moon
    Beauty in the night sky: Give kids an educational activity through astronomy
    With back to school sales starting in St. Louis, you may be beginning to tighten you budget a bit on recreational activities. If you're among the families looking to round out the summer with some fun, but free activities for the kids, star...
  • Astronomy in view from the National Mall (slideshow)
    Astronomy in view from the National Mall (slideshow)
    For the second straight year, Hofstra University sponsored an “Astronomy Night on the National Mall” in Washington, D.C. offering stargazing, exhibits, hands-on activities, multi-media presentations and the chance to meet some of the...
  • Jup
    Look! In the sky! It's a sign, it's an omen! It's a sweet conjuncted aspect
    Unusual planetary alignments don’t signal natural disasters or foretell doomsday, but they do light up the early morning sky and the lives of astronomers and astrologers. For the month of May, especially today and tomorrow, if you’re...
  • View of Comet Hartley 2
    Comet Hartley 2 apparently provides spectacular show in sky last night
    It appears tiny pieces of Comet Hartley 2 may have presented a spectacular and startling sky show across the country yesterday (Nov. 3). According to a report from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, NASA meteor experts had predicted it...
  • Planets
    NASA survey suggests Earth-sized planets are common
    A new study funded by NASA and the University of California released on Thursday suggests that nearly one in every four stars similar to the sun may host planets as small as Earth. Nearly five years of observations by astronomers at the W.M. Keck...
  • Tamke-Allan Observatory is located in Roane County, Tennessee.
    Public Stargaze at Tamke-Allan Observatory Saturday, 17th.
    The Tamke-Allan Observatory located in Roane County is having its public stargazing next Saturday. Stargazes at TAO are on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Dr. David Fields will be giving talks on radio astronomy and the importance of...
  • Eye patches were normally associated with pirates.
    Eye patches good for astronomers, not just for pirates
    This day and age, due to the diminishing dark skies because of streetlights, astronomers are finding harder and harder to pierce the night with their eyes. However, there is a way to preserve the most important factor of stargazing, dark-adapted...
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