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Astronomy & Observing News

Astro News Briefs: December 23–29

Silent Nights for NEAR and Contour December 24, 2002 | Two teams from Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) have made unsuccessful attempts to regain contact with two silenced spacecraft. On December 10th, engineers spent 12 hours trying to communicate with the NEAR Shoemaker probe, which has sat on…

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Storm Clouds on Titan

New infrared views of Saturn's biggest moon reveal towering, fast-moving storms in a murky, methane-laced atmosphere.

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Making Moons Slowly

It seems it took Jupiter's largest moons 100,000 years or more to form. That's 100 times slower than previously believed.

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Astro News Briefs: December 16–22

"First Light" for Integral December 18, 2002 | In Paris, France, today, researchers from the European Space Agency (ESA) unveiled the initial images from the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (Integral), the agency's most powerful high-energy observatory. The spacecraft, launched in October, carries four X- and gamma-ray telescopes, as well as…

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Rubble-Pile Moon

One of Jupiter's moons may actually be a loosely-packed ball of broken rocks.

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Double Bubble

The Hubble Space Telescope has unveiled a beautiful peanut-shaped dust cloud.

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Mystery Trains

Scientists are closer to determining what causes the lingering smoke train behind some meteors.

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Exoplanet's Mass Pinned Down

For the first time, astronomers have measured a star's side-to-side wobble caused by an orbiting planet.

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Darkness Falls Upon Dark Continent, Outback

December 4, 2002 brought with it yet another spectacular total solar eclipse.

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Martian Meteorites Made Easy

New simulations show that impacts on Mars should be blasting chunks of the Planet out into space — and eventually onto Earth — about once every 200,000 years.

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Jupiter's Lovers

Eleven of Jupiter's moons have received their official names.

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Astro News Briefs: November 18–24

"Tunguska" Impacts Rarer Than Thought November 21, 2002 | Over the past 8½ years, satellite sentinels operated by the U.S. Department of Defense have detected 300 powerful explosions in our atmosphere caused by asteroidal fragments from 1 to 10 meters across. That alarming statistic is relatively good news, says Peter…

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Hubble Tracks a Runaway Black Hole

New observations of a binary black-hole system may shed light as to its origin.

Celestial News & Events

Observing the Leonids

Here are some tips to help you observe the Leonid meteor shower.

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Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Gets a Makeover

A classic radio telescope is ready for the 21st century.

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Astro News Briefs: November 11–17

Send your name to Mars and name a Martian rover.

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Super Sunspot Images

Using adaptive optics, a new solar telescope in the Canary Islands is taking the best-ever pictures of the Sun.

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Hubble Spooked by the “Little Ghost”

The Little Ghost Nebula, also known as NGC 6369, is more friendly than frightening to astronomers.Courtesy Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) and NASA. Peering toward the constellation Ophiuchus last February, Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 captured the planetary nebula NGC 6369, often referred to as the "Little Ghost Nebula." To…

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In Search of the First Star

This 16th-magnitude star in Phoenix contains the lowest metal content of any giant star known. It has less than 1/200,000 the metallicity of the Sun and is most likely a second-generation star.Courtesy European Southern Observatory. Details aside, the story is simple. The universe began with the Big Bang. From this…

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