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If you happen to look up at the southern skies, you can distinctly see two irregular galaxies. These galaxies are classed as irregular dwarf galaxies and are not part of the Milky Way. These distant galaxies are referred to as the Magellanic...
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In relation to recent images obtained from the Mars reconnaissance mission, several images seem to have stirred up quite a interest. At first glance the images may look like a certain physical structure, or at least it is perceived to be what...
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The Moon is our closest neighbour. Most of us tend to take the moon for granted, I mean we see that every day around the world it's there when the other night. Even though it is seen countless images, with even look through it with...
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According to on-board sensors form the Rosetta space probe that is currently trailing comet 67P are detecting a smell of sulphur. The lander detached from the main space probe in order to land on the comet 67PChuryumov-Gerasimenko. ...
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Comet Panstarrs C2012 K1 is beginning to brighten slightly and can be seen with a pair of binoculars. C2012 K1 was discovered some two years ago. Observers may have a chance to spot the comet around 1030 PM. The comet will be...
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This monochrome image was taken by the spacecraft Cassini. The image shows a cross-section of Saturn's rings. On the far top of the image large wells of eddy currents move rapidly through the planet's atmosphere. The...
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It has been 38 years since the first successful landing of an unmanned vehicle to the surface of Mars in June 1976. The second lander Viking 2 also made a successful landing on the surface of Mars two months later. These landers gave us...
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The sweet smell of success, the universe is a complex place. Our origins our very beginnings emerge from the vastness of space and time. We as humans appreciate the senses, smell and taste, emotions. Humans sometimes equate the...
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A large X1 class solar flare was released by the Sun on October 19th, 2014. The solar flare came from a sunspot and erupted into space. The flare was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The flare caused some...
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Comet Siding Spring is fast approaching Mars this weekend and will pass by the planet at a distance of only 140,000 kilometres form the surface of Mars. It is hoped that the remaining orbiters and the surface rovers will catch a...
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Image taken by the Dawn spacecraft orbiting some 680 km above the asteroid called Vesta. The image depicts a very large crater around 10 km in diameter. Vesta is the second largest asteroid. The asteroid's diameter is...
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Canon has adapted the Canon 60Da The 'a' stands for astrophotography this camera has had it's infra-red filter removed in order to capture deep sky images. The EOS 60Da DSLR Camera from Canon has been specifically redesigned for...
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There is evidence that suggests that the water here on earth is old as time itself. According to our research article suggests that the water here on Earth is older than our solar system. The consensus seems to suggest that the water...
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The former space Shuttles have all since been mothballed or decommissioned. But there is a space orbiting drone. The craft is not manned. The X-37B looks like a smaller version of the former space shuttle and is able to carry...
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The universe is slowly showing us some of it's mysteries. Every now and then we get a glimpse of the past. A particular image of interest is an image taken with the Chandra X-ray observatory. This image is a blend of images...
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Moons come in all shapes and sizes. We on Earth have a fairly good looking example of a Moon. Our moon is large it is round and serves a purpose. Our Moon provides a light source it moves our oceans, it provides stability to the Earth's...
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Tonight's view of the sky was very disappointing due to the low level clouds. The clouds put an end to any viable imaging session and the eclipse was enveloped in thick clouds that arrived from an approaching weather front. Only one...
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Poor Pluto the planet that nobody wanted. For many decades the Pluto was once known as a the ninth planet. In 2006 The International Astronomical Union (IAU) changed Pluto's status from planet to a dwarf planet. So it still called a...
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On Wednesday October the 8th 2014 will be a total Lunar eclipse. As the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow the Moon will begin to slowly darken. The Moon's colour will also see noticeable changes. The total Lunar eclipse is...
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The planet Mars has fascinated earthlings for millennia. For centuries the planet Mars has created interest and speculation regarding its existence within our solar system. Often Mars is referred as earth's sister planet. The early...



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