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Portrait of a Star on the Edge

01/31/2005 12:00AM

Portrait of a Star on the Edge

A new telescope array yields an unprecedented close-up of the bright star Regulus

SMART-1's first images from the Moon

01/29/2005 12:00AM

SMART-1's first images from the Moon

ESA's SMART-1 captured its first close-range images of the Moon this January, during a sequence of test lunar observations from an altitude between 1000 and 5000 kilometers above the lunar surface.

Celestron introduces new line

01/28/2005 12:00AM

Celestron introduces new line

The engineers have been hard at work on the new CPC Series and it appears they've been tweaking the price tags some, too...

A $300 deep sky imager gets some exposure...

01/25/2005 12:00AM

A $300 deep sky imager gets some exposure...

This week's review winner passes along sage advice based on experience to make life easier for those who follow...

Dwarf Galaxy Gives Giant Surprise

01/23/2005 12:00AM

Dwarf Galaxy Gives Giant Surprise

An astronomer studying small irregular galaxies discovered a remarkable feature in one galaxy that may provide key clues to understanding how galaxies form and the relationship between the gas and the stars within galaxies.

Blazar Jets Push Closer to Cosmic Speed Limit

01/22/2005 12:00AM

Blazar Jets Push Closer to Cosmic Speed Limit

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have discovered jets of plasma blasted from the cores of distant galaxies at speeds within one-tenth of one percent of the speed of light, placing these plasma jets among the fastest objects yet seen in the Universe.

Star Cluster Buzzing With Pulsars

01/17/2005 12:00AM

Star Cluster Buzzing With Pulsars

A dense globular star cluster near the center of our Milky Way Galaxy holds a buzzing beehive of rapidly-spinning millisecond pulsars, according to astronomers who discovered 21 new pulsars in the cluster using the National Science Foundation's 100-meter Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia. The cluster, called Terzan 5, now holds the record for pulsars, with 24, including three known before the GBT observations.

Huygens lands on Titan!

01/14/2005 12:00AM

Huygens lands on Titan!

Today, after its seven-year journey through the Solar System on board the Cassini spacecraft, ESA’s Huygens probe has successfully descended through the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and safely landed on its surface.

Huygens Probe Ready for Spectacular Mission to Titan

01/13/2005 12:00AM

Huygens Probe Ready for Spectacular Mission to Titan

NASA TV/webcast of ESA TV begins at Friday, Jan. 14 at 3 a.m. Eastern (12 a.m. Pacific) and continues throughout the day. Check the TV schedule for full details...

Hubble Finds Infant Stars in Neighboring Galaxy

01/12/2005 12:00AM

Hubble Finds Infant Stars in Neighboring Galaxy

Hubble astronomers have uncovered, for the first time, a population of infant stars in the Milky Way satellite galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC, visible to the naked eye in the southern constellation Tucana), located 210,000 light-years away.

A Poster-Size Image of NGC 1300 anyone?

01/11/2005 12:00AM

A Poster-Size Image of NGC 1300 anyone?

One of the largest Hubble Space Telescope images ever made of a complete galaxy is being unveiled today at the American Astronomical Society meeting in San Diego, Calif.

Comet Macholz Still Visible to Naked Eye!

01/10/2005 08:08PM

Comet Macholz Still Visible to Naked Eye!

Comet Macholz Swings past M45 Pleiades Cluster

Most Powerful Known Eruption in the Universe Discovered

01/09/2005 12:00AM

Most Powerful Known Eruption in the Universe Discovered

A supermassive black hole generated this eruption by growing at a remarkable rate. This discovery shows the enormous appetite of large black holes, and the profound impact they have on their surroundings.

Gemini Observatory Welcomes 2005 with Release of Galactic Fireworks Image

01/07/2005 12:00AM

Gemini Observatory Welcomes 2005 with Release of Galactic Fireworks Image

In the image, the face-on spiral galaxy NGC 6946 is ablaze with colorful galactic fireworks fueled by the births and deaths of multitudes of brilliant, massive stars. Astronomers suspect that massive stellar giants have been ending their lives in supernova explosions throughout NGC 6946 in rapid-fire fashion for tens of millions of years...