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Threatening Asteroids: Fewer Hits in our Future?

New studys suggest that asteroid impacts on Earth are more rare than preciously believed.

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A New Kuiper Belt Kingpin

Even though it's even farther from the Sun than Pluto, a newly discoverd object named Quaoar is so big and so bright that astronomers should have spotted it 19 years ago.

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Astro Image in the News:
Interstellar Odd Couple

What seems to be a 'next-door neighbor' to NGC 4319 is actually a billion light-year distant quasar.Courtesy NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STSCI/AURA). The Hubble Space Telescope captured this scene in the constellation Draco. The large galaxy is the 80 million light-year distant NGC 4319. And to its upper…

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Astro News Briefs: September 30–October 6

A new moon for Uranus and a new binary asteroid.

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Lumicon's Final Exposure

A household name in the astronomical community, Lumicon officially closed its doors at the end of September.

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Space Artists Honored

World-renowned space artists Don Davis and Jon Lomberg have been awarded the prestigious Klumpke-Robert Award by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

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LIGO Comes Alive

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory is online and listening for black-hole collisions.

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The Crab's Shimmering Shock Waves

Never-before-seen details in the inner Crab Nebula reveal that the fast-spinning pulsar at its heart is powering a dynamic sequence of events.

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Polarized Microwaves Bolster New Cosmology

These scientists are posing beside DASI, a compact 'telescope' that gathers microwave radiation from the universe's infancy. DASI's latest discovery, announced today, adds credence to the new paradigm of an accelerating universe.Courtesy Stephanie Rowatt. By measuring the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation — an unprecedented technical achievement —…

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Midsize Black Holes in Midsize Star Clusters

Black holes with several thousand times the Sun's mass have unexpectedly turned up in the cores of globular clusters.

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Earth's Newest "Moon"?

An unidentified object orbiting Earth has piqued the interests of amateur astronomers.

Celestial News & Events

The Sun Remains Active

A large sunspot group has returned to the Earth-facing side of the Sun.

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Astro News Briefs: September 9–15

NASA names the Next Generation Space Telescope.

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Auroral Delights

A rare display of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, delighted observers at middle latitudes last Saturday evening. Click on the image to see a composite of four frames showing the aurora's rapidly changing form over the skies of Danbury, New Hampshire.Sky & Telescope photo by Rick Fienberg. On September…

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Astronomical League Surges With Growth

From humble beginnings 55 years ago, the Astronomical League has a shiny new office and some big plans.

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Assessing and Reporting Impact Risks

Astronomers are heavily debating the best way to accurately inform the public about the risks of deadly impact on Earth.

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Cooperation on Texas Dark Skies?

Thanks to some diplomatic efforts by amateur astronomers, the skies above George Observatory, outside Houston, Texas, may be saved from additional light pollution.Courtesy Charles Gray. In the ongoing struggle between expanding development and the protection of vanishing dark skies, it looks like there's a success story in the making outside…

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SETI@home Spells Out New Plans

Your computer may soon be able to join a widened search for ETs. Above: The Parkes radio telescope in Australia.

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Astro News Briefs: August 26 – September 1

Earth's oldest impact found and the fate of the Contour spacecraft.

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Pluto Events Perplex Astronomers

The ninth planet passed in front of two stars in mid-2002, providing new — and conflicting — details about the state of its atmosphere.