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Las Vegas :: NV :: USA | 2 years ago

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Tomorrow the Space Theatre at Leicester's National Space Centre is renaming the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium in honour of the pioneering TV astronomer. And with Stargazing Live whetting astronomical appetites, you may be ready for the next giant

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London :: United Kingdom | 2 years ago

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Online retailer Amazon has reported a 500% increase in sales of telescopes. Photograph: International Dark Sky Association/PA Across Britain, men, women and children are turning to the heavens. Thanks to a boom in technology and a series of

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London :: United Kingdom | 2 years ago

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Editorial Whether to navigate or simply to dream, we have always stared at the sky or at least we always used to. But somewhere along the road to modernity, the simple enjoyment of those shimmering lights above our heads got lost. All of us were in

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Asia :: Philippines | over 2 years ago

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A total lunar eclipse occurred on December 10th, 2011, and was clearly viewed almost throughout the world and most clearly by those living in Asia and surrounding areas. For the next total Lunar eclipse, we will have to wait until

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Rome :: Italy | over 2 years ago

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the space rover Curiosity became the 39th exploratory mission to Mars. Nasa's latest venture left Cape Canaveral, in Florida, with the most ambitious task yet to find out whether Mars is, or ever has been, suitable for life.

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Marseille :: France | over 2 years ago

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Some scientists thought that past was limited to daylong surges of magnetism created by asteroid impacts, but in 2009 an analysis revealed lunar rock so weakly magnetized that it could have formed only by cooling slowly under the influence of a

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Santiago :: Chile | over 2 years ago

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The asteroid Lutetia is a leftover fragment of the same original material that formed the Earth, Venus and Mercury, new studies have suggested. Earth and thought to have formed in the inner parts of the Solar System. A team of astronomers from French

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Plano :: TX :: USA | over 2 years ago

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An asteroid the size of four football fields passes by Earth Tuesday night, missing us by a margin narrower than moon distance. Named 2005 YU55, it is the biggest known asteroid to so close. The asteroid is a potentially hazardous asteroid because

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New York City :: NY :: USA | over 2 years ago

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Asteroid 2005 YU55 passed by the Earth yesterday, posing no danger. The space rock, estimated to be about 400 meters across, coasted by just inside the orbit of Earth's Moon. Although the passing of smaller rocks near the Earth is not very unusual

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Denver :: CO :: USA | over 2 years ago

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It's the closest encounter involving a large asteroid in more than three decades. Its approach was pegged at a distance of 202,000 miles at 6:28 p.m...That's just inside the moon's orbit; the average distance between Earth and the moon is 239,000

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