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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 19 Jul 2017, 18:10 UTC Physicists are capitalizing on a direct connection between the largest cosmic structures and the smallest known objects to use the universe as a "cosmological collider" and investigate new physics.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 18 Jul 2017, 17:00 UTC A combined analysis of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), a ground-based observatory in Namibia, suggests the center of our Milky Way contains a "trap" that concentrates some of the highest-energy cosmic rays, among the fastest particles in the galaxy.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 17 Jul 2017, 17:00 UTC One night three months ago, Rosa Castro finished her dinner, opened her laptop, and uncovered a novel object that was neither planet nor star. Therapist by day and amateur astronomer by night, Castro joined the NASA-funded Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 citizen science project when it began in February — not knowing she would become one of four volunteers to help identify the project's first brown dwarf, formally known as WISEA J110125.95+540052.8.
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Lights in the Dark 20 Jul 2017, 04:58 UTC Note: This is an updated article from 2012. Panorama of the Eagle lunar module by Ed Hengeveld from JSC scans. “That’s one small step for a man… one giant leap for mankind.” I’m not sure what else need be said about the significance of what happened on this day in 1969, 48 years ago… it was a shining moment in human history, and will be — should be — remembered forever as an example of what people can achieve when challenged, driven, and inspired. More giant leaps have been made since then, and undoubtedly more will be made in the future, but this was the first and to this date still very much the biggest. After Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon on the evening of July 20, 1969, LM pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin followed. Below is a video of Buzz coming down the ladder—with a little direction from Neil. After he’s safely on the lunar surface Buzz famously comments on the “magnificent desolation” of the Moon. And here’s a video made from 16mm color film taken from the LM as Neil Armstrong prepared to collect lunar samples… look at the brown color of the soil! Also, you can briefly ...
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Astronomy Now 19 Jul 2017, 22:57 UTC The MASCARA (Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA) station at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has achieved first light. This new facility will seek out transiting exoplanets as they pass in front of their bright parent stars and create a catalogue of targets for future exoplanet characterisation observations.