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Astronomers found 300,000 hidden galaxies in just a small patch of sky

The universe became a little crowded with the discovery of more than 300,000 potential galaxies in a tiny corner of the northern sky. Publishing data from the low frequency array (LOFAR) telescope network in Europe has added radically new detail to the map of radio waves throughout the cosmos, inspiring dozens of studies on everything from magnetic fields to black …

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Enormous stream of stars discovered in the southern sky

stars in the newly discovered star stream. . Graphics: Meingast et al. / Gaia DR2 (astronomy and astrophysics) . Scientists have discovered a nearby "star stream" that includes thousands of stars spanning the southern sky. They found the discovery thanks to recent data from the Gaia Sky Survey. Star streams are essentially star clusters that have been pulled apart but …

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New sky survey shows hundreds of thousands of galaxies

More than 200 astronomers in 18 countries created a Radio Sky Survey using the Low Frequency Array Telescope (LOFAR). The first phase of this major survey was published this week along with 26 research papers in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. LOFAR is a very sensitive radio survey that shows the sky with fine details. It is operated by ASTRON, …

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Super Snow Moon, the biggest Supermoon 2019, lights up the sky

The supermoon occurs during this full moon because it is closest to Earth in its orbit. Technically, the Supermoon will peak on Tuesday morning at 10:54 ET, but will not be visible then. Instead, keep an eye on Monday and Tuesday night. Moonrise is the best time for anyone interested in taking dramatic Supermoon photos as the Moon is closest …

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A river of stars that is a billion years old flows over the southern sky

In this special projection, the Milky Way curves in an arc around the entire picture. The stars in the stream are shown in red and cover almost the entire southern galactic hemisphere. Astronomy & Astrophysics Astronomers at the University of Vienna have identified a star river that flows through our galaxy and covers most of the southern sky. The estimated …

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Experts say that large meteor strips ruled the Florida sky

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Experts say a fireball fluttering over Central Florida this week over the night sky was a big meteor. The Spalding Allsky Camera Network leader, Dwayne Free, says the meteor is up to a meter wide and explodes the Atlantic with a force of 100 tons of TNT. Florida Today reports that the fireball was seen from Titusville …

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No, you do not see a "Apocalypse asteroid" in the sky on Valentine's Day

The southern polar region of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, photographed by NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe on December 17, 2018. OSIRIS-REx entered orbit two weeks later , Credit: NASA / Goddard / University of Arizona Regardless of what you may have heard, the Valentines Day sky gives no glimpse of our imminent doom. (Unless you are a lover with star cross.) The …

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World's Largest Digital Sky Survey releases the largest ever astronomical data release ever

The Pan-STARRS Observatory is a 1.8-meter telescope located at the top of Haleakalā on Maui, Hawaii. For four years since May 2010, the Pan-STARRS Observatory has studied the entire three-quarters of Hawaii's visible sky in many colors of light. One of the survey's objectives was to search for moving objects and temporary or variable objects, including asteroids, that could potentially …

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Launch Sky Events & more

LAST UPDATE January 22: These data are subject to change and will be updated later this year as the data become firmer. DO NOT plan the trip based on a date you see here. Launch dates collected by NASA, ESA, Roscosmos, Spaceflight Now and others. Watch the NASA webcasts and other live launch reports on our Watch Live page, and …

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