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Astronomy & Observing News

New Comet: Ikeya-Zhang

A new comet spotted last week may make for some spectacular views in the coming months.

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Testbed Paves Way for Amateur Space Telescope

Members of the ISS-AT (Interantional Space Station Amateur Telescope) team pose with their 'Alpha' telescope and its control computer during inaugural tests on February 2nd. From left: Richard Berry (kneeling), Tom Melsheimer, Matt Bisque, Orville Brettman, Terry Mann, Lance Martin, and Sean Sheldon.Courtesy Richard Berry. Amateur astronomers dream of someday…

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Giant Eye Views the Horsehead

The cosmic chess piece, the Horsehead Nebula, is seen in all its glory through the eyes of the VLT.

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Galileo Mission Winds Down

Even though its main communication antenna never deployed, NASA's Galileo spacecraft has been productive — and durable — ever since entering orbit around Jupiter in December 1995. Multiple flybys of the Jovian moon Io have subjected the spacecraft to more than 500,000 rads of magnetospheric charged particles — 3½ times…

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Rest In Pieces, EUVE

The Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer reentered the Earth's atmosphere over central Egypt.

Astronomy and Society

Astronomy Outreach Survey Online

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the Astronomical League have teamed up to produce a survey on astronomical public outreach.

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Microbial Niches

Researchers have learned of a bacteria that thrives without sunlight or organic material. Such an organism might be found within the hidden ocean of Europa (seen here in a Galileo image).Courtesy University of Arizona, JPL, and NASA. The discovery of a unique population of microbes deep within the Earth has…

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Galileo Passes Io for the Last Time

The Jupiter-orbiting spacecraft has flown by Io for the last time.

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NASA Kills FAME Over Blown Budget

The ill-fated FAME mission, which would have measured 40 million star distances with vastly improved precision, is unlikely to become more than this conceptual drawing.Courtesy US Naval Observatory. Following several budget increase requests over the past year, the Full-Sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer (FAME) has been denied the funding necessary to…

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Jupiter Observers On Alert

This image by Maurizio Di Sciullo, taken January 12th at 03:45 UT with a 10-inch Excelsior Optics E-258 Newtonian reflector, reveals what John McAnally says 'may be the beginning of the disruption of south temperate oval BA on Jupiter.' Jupiter is without doubt the most dynamic planet for amateur astronomers.…

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Chandra Views Milky Way Center

The Milky Way's middle appears to be filled with discrete X-ray sources.

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Celestial News & Events

A Little Comet for Southern Hemisphere Observers

Early in 2002, observers living south of the equator will have their chance to see Comet LINEAR (C/2000 WM1).

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Meade Sues Celestron Over "Go To" Technology

The February 2000 cover of Sky & Telescope featured a Meade ETX telescope alongside a Celestron NexStar scope. The 'Showdown' headline now seems prophetic. Last week Meade filed a lawsuit against Celestron over patent infringement on the very same telescopes.Sky & Telescope: Craig Michael Utter The long-standing battle between California-based…

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