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View from a Scope | January 25, 2020

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Hubble Extends Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther Into Space

April 13, 2014 |

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away — 10 times farther than previously possible.

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NASA space assets detect ocean inside Saturn moon

April 6, 2014 |

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have uncovered evidence Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors a large underground ocean of liquid water, furthering scientific interest in the moon as a potential home to extraterrestrial microbes.

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Astronomers Discover New Planet

March 31, 2014 |

A new planet has recently been discovered by astronomers, and the discovery of the dwarf pink planet which appears to be the most distant in orbit in our solar system leads researchers to believe that there may be thousands more, … Continue reading

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Comet-chaser Rosetta’s instruments come alive

March 23, 2014 |

The Rosetta probe has started turning on its instruments. After coming out of a near three-year, deep-space hibernation in January, the satellite now has sufficient power to check out its science payload. The spacecraft is currently about 675 million km … Continue reading

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Gemini Planet Imager

March 23, 2014 |

There is excitement in astronomy and planetary science departments worldwide as the new Gemini Planet Imager, housed in the Gemini South Telescope in the Chilean Andes, turns its razor-sharp gaze to the skies. This device, known as GPI for short, … Continue reading

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Observation Report 23/03/2014

March 23, 2014 |

The Setup

Well it has been a long time, to long really. This winter was very bad in terms of cloud cover and any nights that seemed to be clear did not suit me. But as luck would … Continue reading Read More

Finding E.T.

January 27, 2014 |

Found Him!!

If it only was that easy, The search for ET is one that has consumed mankind for centuries. This search has intensified in recent years with the growing number of Exo-Planets being discovered and it is only going … Continue reading

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Amazing Time Lapse Video of the Night Sky over Mauna Kea, Hawaii

December 29, 2013 |

An Amazing piece of work from Sean Goebel.Read More

Curious Capella

December 9, 2013 |

I went out this evening with my main goal being to get some good observing done on the moon, However due to some freaky weather clouds seemed to surround the moon all evening long, This did however allow me to … Continue reading

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A View from My Scope – October 11th – Observation Report

October 13, 2013 |

11 October 2013

This morning was the first time in a long time that I had a chance to take the telescope out and get some real good stargazing done.

Although I had work this morning, I got an early … Continue reading

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