Tag Archives: Astronomy

02Aug/15

Bird’s-eye view of world’s larges radio telescope under construction in southwest China

China Central Television (CCTV) – A video of bird’s-eye view of world’s larges radio telescope, whose dish is the size of 30 football grounds, was released by CCTV (China Central Television) on Sunday.
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13Jul/15

Pluto flyby will be ‘gift for all mankind’

(NASA TV) NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is closing fast on an unexpectedly spotted Pluto, the most distant planetary body ever explored.
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13Jul/15

NASA prepares for ‘New Horizons’ to pass by Pluto

NASA says New Horizons spacecraft is on track to be the first probe to visit Pluto — as it is due to pass the planet in less than 24 hours.

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12Jul/15

Excitement grows as New Horizons spacecraft nears historic flyby of Pluto

Historic flyby of Pluto on track: scientists standby to be wowed by detailed images of the mysterious planet.

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11Jul/15

NASA holds daily briefing as New Horizons makes it’s final approach to Pluto

NASA officials say they see black and white images of Pluto’s geological patterns sent back to earth by New Horizons’ mission as it is set to be the first probe to visit the distant world.

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06Jul/15

Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Holes

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NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) recently caught a glimpse of five of these secluded beasts. While hidden from view from most other telescopes, NuSTAR can spot them by detecting the highest-energy X-rays, which can penetrate through the enshrouding gas and dust.
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26Apr/15

Hubble telescope turns 25

Happy Birthday Hubble! NASA celebrates twenty five years of the Hubble Space telescope.
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04Apr/15

Total lunar eclipse turns moon ‘blood red’

(NVO) – The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles livestreamed video of Saturday’s (April 4) total lunar eclipse, also called a “blood moon”.
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25Mar/15

Supermassive backhole detector ready for business

Construction of the world’s largest and most powerful observatory designed to detect and analyze gamma rays has been completed in Mexico. Gamma ray particles are considered the most energetic in the universe and scientists hope to use the observatory to learn more about the supernovas and black holes that produce them. Ben Gruber reports.
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