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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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First Lights: What to See with Your New Telescope

December 26, 2002 Contact: Richard Tresch Fienberg, Editor in Chief 855-638-5388 x144, rfienberg@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by high-quality photographs and illustrations and an animation; see details below. Every holiday season, hundreds of thousands of shiny new telescopes are given to good girls and boys (and…

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Double Bubble

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

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Geminid Meteors Sweeping Toward Earth

The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks on the morning of December 14th, with about a meteor a minute streaking across the sky.

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December Solstice Signals the Start of a New Season

On December 21st, at 8:14 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the Sun will reach its southernmost point in the sky for the year. This moment marks the December solstice, the official beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

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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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Astro News Briefs: November 11–17

Send your name to Mars and name a Martian rover.

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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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Telescope-Buying Tips for the Gift-Giving Season

November 18, 2002 Contacts: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, macrobert@SkyandTelescope.com Kelly Beatty, Executive Editor 855-638-5388 x148, kbeatty@SkyandTelescope.com Telescopes are on almost every kid's holiday wish list. A telescope is a popular gift, and most manufacturers see a huge increase in sales every November and December. But buyer beware...a telescope…

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Sky & Telescope Launches German Edition

November 21, 2002 Contact: Marcy Dill, Marketing Director 855-638-5388 x143, mdill@SkyandTelescope.com Sky & Telescope, the most respected astronomy magazine in the world, will appear not only in English, but also in German. Astronomie Heute (Astronomy Today), the German edition of Sky & Telescope, will be published bimonthly starting in February…

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Leonid Meteor Spectacle Coming Back Soon

November 1, 2002 Contact: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x151, macrobert@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication- and broadcast-quality graphics and animations; see details below. After putting on spectacular performances for the last four years running, the Leonid meteor shower will once again sweep over Earth…

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Astro News Briefs: October 21–October 27

New Infrared Camera for Palomar 200-Inch Telescope October 21, 2002 | The California Institute of Technology recently attached a new digital infrared camera on its 200-inch Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory in hopes of detecting galaxies created soon after the Big Bang. The panoramic camera, complete with a $350,000 sensor…

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Dark-Sky Advocates to Push for Nationwide Lighting Reforms

October 23, 2002 Contacts: Kelly Beatty, Sky & Telescope 855-638-5388 x148, kbeatty@SkyandTelescope.com Elizabeth Alvarez, International Dark-Sky Association 520-293-3198, liz@darksky.org"   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality illustrations and an animation; see details below. Energy and lighting specialists from throughout the U.S. and Canada are gathering in Boston,…

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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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Starry, Starry Night Becoming a Thing of the Past

The International Dark-Sky Association meets in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, in late October to address the detrimental effects of light pollution in astronomy and other fields.

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Astro News Briefs: September 9–15

NASA names the Next Generation Space Telescope.

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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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