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This Week in Astronomy (Dec 6 – 27)

ASTRONOMY THIS WEEK – DECEMBER 6-13, 2013 Jupiter’s Moon Europa Spotted Spouting Water http://bit.ly/Kj8uPD Hubble Space Telescope Sees Evidence of Water Vapor Venting off Jupiter Moon http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/hubble-europa-water-vapor/index.html NASA Reveals New Results From Inside the Ozone Hole http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/new-results-from-inside-the-ozone-hole/index.html First noble gas molecules … Continue reading

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This Week in Astronomy (Nov 23-29, and Nov 30–Dec 6, 2013)

ASTRONOMY THIS WEEK – NOV 23-29, 2013 White House Unveils New US Space Transportation Policy http://nbcnews.to/IvyVQg Comet ISON Heads for a Close Encounter with the Sun http://cbsn.ws/IvzzNE Precipitation Satellite Delivered to Japan for 2014 Launch http://bit.ly/IvzHg0 Russia Launches Robotic Cargo … Continue reading

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This Week in Astronomy (Nov 16 – 22)

ASTRONOMY THIS WEEK – NOV 16-22, 2013 Ames to Pitch NASA on Value of ‘New’ Kepler Mission http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1311/15kepler/#.Uo4dNX8f0vU Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov Veteran of Four Space Missions Dies at 69 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/18/science/space/aleksandr-serebrov-cosmonaut-of-fettered-times-dies-at-69.html?_r=0 Celebrating 15 Years of the International Space Station http://www.nasa.gov/content/infographic-15-years-of-the-international-space-station/index.html#.Uo42PX8f0vU President Obama … Continue reading

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This Week in Astronomy (Nov 9-15)

ASTRONOMY THIS WEEK– NOV 9-15, 2013 Cosmonauts Take Sochi Olympic Torch on Spacewalk http://www.nbcnews.com/science/watch-live-cosmonauts-taking-olympic-torch-spacewalk-orbit-2D11570786 No Damages Reported As GOCE Satellite Falls Back To Earth http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1112999218/esa-goce-satellite-falls-earth-no-damages-111113/ The Solar System’s Family Portrait Vantage Point Saturn http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2503695/Saturns-family-portrait-Cassini-takes-spectacular-image-gassy-giant–complete-seven-moons-fellow-planets.html ‘Family Guy’ Creator Brings Carl Sagan … Continue reading

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This Week in Astronomy (Nov 2-8)

ASTRONOMY THIS WEEK – NOV 2-8, 2013 • One in Five Suns has Habitable World: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24824007 • Amazing Asteroid ‘Sprinkler’ with Six Tails Discovered by Hubble Space Telescope: http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/november/nasas-hubble-sees-asteroid-spouting-six-comet-like-tails/index.html#.UnzEin8f0vU • Black Hole Found In Globular Cluster M62: http://www.science20.com/news_articles/black_hole_globular_cluster_m62-123867 • From … Continue reading

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This Week in Astronomy (Oct 26 – Nov 1)

ASTRONOMY THIS WEEK – 26 OCT to 1 NOV, 2013 • First Earth-Sized Rocky Planet: http://is.gd/iuXXy4 • Transfer Of Land For Extremely Large Telescope: http://is.gd/i594B7 • Saharan Star Dunes: http://is.gd/XyrG3u • Titan’s Land of Lakes by Cassini: http://is.gd/gShOhi • Gaia Satellite Sent into Space … Continue reading

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This Week in Astronomy (Oct 19-25)

ASTRONOMY THIS WEEK – OCTOBER 19-25, 2013 Most Distant Galaxy Is 13bn Light Years Away: http://news.sky.com/story/1158789/most-distant-galaxy-is-13bn-light-years-away  Leonid Meteor Shower in November: http://www.space.com/23296-leonid-meteor-shower.html  Neptune’s Newly Discovered Moon: http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57593791-76/hubble-finds-new-moon-around-neptune-that-voyager-missed/  Planck Enters Retirement: http://www.universetoday.com/105644/planck-enters-retirement-this-picture-shows-some-views/  Tilted’ Planetary System Discovered: http://science.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=111002GA3TIX  Coldest Place in the … Continue reading

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