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Comet Halley's 2 Meteor Shower | Basics of astronomy

<! – -> The position of Comet Halley in May 2019. The view is from the north side of the solar system. Although the planets orbit our sun counterclockwise, Comet Halley circles clockwise. Click here to view the current position of the Comet Halley or change the date to see its position in any given year. Halley's Comet, the proud …

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The image of a black hole could unleash a new age in astronomy

Receive the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE 12. April 2019, 18:33 GMT By Corey S. Powell The first direct image of a black hole was revealed Wednesday that scientists around the world were almost dizzy when they finally got the chance to see one of the most mysterious objects in the universe. "An unparalleled result," rejoiced Shep Doeleman, director of Event Horizon …

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Top 3 astronomy events for this month

27th February 2019 By Brian Lada AccuWeather meteorologist and writer 27th February 2019, 4:00:06 PM EST Share: March marks winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the changing seasons is accompanied by a sinister glow night sky visible only twice a year. This month also offers the last opportunities to see Winter Constellations and the last Supermonat of the year 2019. …

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The future of space astronomy may depend on two large ground telescopes

This article was originally published in the January 21, 2019 issue of the SpaceNews magazine. At the largest conference of astronomers in the United States, the largest astronomy mission under development was virtually a non-appearance. The partial government shutdown, which began on December 22, prevented NASA officials from attending the January 2010 American Astronomical Society (AAS) winter convention in Seattle. …

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Government shutdown puts Damper on America's major astronomy conference

The illustrated SOFIA telescope was to be flown in for the conference. This will not happen because of the government shutdown. Photo: NASA / Jim Ross As the US government shuts down, scientists begin to see first-hand the impact of the closure. The American Astronomical Society (AAS) estimated that 300 to 450 people, or 10 to 15 percent of registrants, …

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