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Celestial News & Events

May's Unusual Solar Eclipse

On May 31st the Sun was a "ring of fire" over parts of Scotland, Iceland, and Greenland, while observers in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia enjoyed a partial solar eclipse.

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Black Hole "Sound" Heats a Galaxy Cluster

Bubbling blobs send powerful, super-deep sound waves rippling through a galaxy cluster's hot gas.

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Spotting Extrasolar Saturns

It is just a matter of time before astronomers find an extrasolar planet with Saturn-like rings.

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Astro News Briefs: August 25–August 31

Infrared space telescope launches and Canada's first space scope sees first light.

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Neptune's Stowaway

Neptune's third largest moon might be adopted.

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Mars's Dazzling Sky Show

Late in August the planet Mars passes closer to Earth than it has been in nearly 60,000 years — and the red planet has become a fiery yellow-orange beacon in the evening sky.

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Downpours on Ancient Mars?

A new computer model suggests that ancient Mars may have been deluged with rain following every major cratering event.

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Finding Waterworld

Could the first Earthlike planet found around another star really be a world made of water?

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Astro Image in the News:
SIRTF Sees First Light

NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), launched on August 25, 2003, has captured its first view of stars and galaxies.

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Rusting Mars Without Water

Are meteorites the reason why Mars is red?

On the Road with David Levy

Starfest 2003: Dark Skies and Aliens

Solar observing was the order of the day at Starfest. The gathering had record attendance this year and ranks as the largest star party in Canada.Courtesy Andreas Gada and Tony Ward. If you've never been in to a star party, I strongly recommend that you attend one. Even if it's…

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Erasing the Ancient Martian Landscape

Hidden below the Martian surface might be ancient streams and many old craters.

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Hubble's Closest Look at Mars

Astronomy's premier orbiting observatory captures Mars as Earth passes by.

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Astro News Briefs: July 28–August 3

Palomar Schmidt Gets Giant CCD Camera July 30, 2003 | The venerable 48-inch Schmidt telescope on Palomar Mountain in California, which took the original Palomar Observatory Sky Survey a half century ago (and is now named the Oschin Schmidt), is getting a giant, 161-megapixel CCD camera for a new generation…

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Teaching Telescopes Reach First Light

Mass-produced research telescopes are coming online.

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Russia's Astronomy Icon Nears Rebirth

A firsthand report on the renowned Moscow Planetarium's struggles to recover from decay and ruin.

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Amateur Discovers Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglow

An amateur astronomer in South Africa was the first to beat professional astronomers to the detection of a gamma-ray burst afterglow.

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Deciding Hubble's Future

At Congress's request, an independent panel has recommended to NASA how Hubble should spend its final days.

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For Hubble, the End Is in Sight

Looking ahead to the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers and NASA managers are fiercely debating how and when to end the mission of its illustrious predecessor.

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Columbia Astronauts Memorialized in Space

On August 6th, the seven astronauts killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy were honored with minor planets.

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