Category Archives: Astronomy

A shocking story that shows how closed-minded people can be

To save 60% on your first 3 months of Audible visit http://audible.com/tibees or text tibees to 500-500. This video was based on ideas from the book Figuring by Maria Popova. Various other sources: Original manuscript: https://www.loc.gov/item/39010144/ Translation by Falardeau: https://dspace2.creighton.edu/xmlui/h… … Continue reading

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Have you seen the incredible “beaver moon” over York tonight? – photo

By Maxine Gordon  Community Content Editor THE moon is something special tonight as this photo shows from Press readers Keith Laverack. THE moon is something special tonight as this photo shows from Press readers Keith Laverack. Keith took this shot … Continue reading

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Take a look at the longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years

Most of Atlanta was asleep during the partial lunar eclipse.

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Extreme Distances in Space Could Be Measured Using Quasars

[…] Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about a new study that finds a way to use quasars to measure distance Links: Click to access 2109.03252.pdf […]

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Why can’t LIGO detect mergers of supermassive black holes?

LIGO detects ripples of gravitational waves, so why can’t it detect the biggest ripples? To learn more on the foundations of scientific thinking head to https://brilliant.org/drbecky

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There’s a Rectangle Galaxy?

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BepiColombo’s first views of Mercury

The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission has captured its first views of its destination planet Mercury as it swooped past in a close gravity assist flyby last night. The closest approach took place at 23:34 UTC on 1 October at an altitude … Continue reading

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Volcanic ash is NOT GOOD for astronomy | La Palma

I was supposed to be using a telescope at the observatory in La Palma, Canary Islands this week, but the volcano on the island had other ideas. Here’s why volcanic ash is so damaging to both telescopes and the images … Continue reading

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Hubble Observes Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Changing | NASA

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Over 700 Stars Mysteriously Vanished In The Last 70 Years, But Why?

[…] Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about the mystery of vanishing stars Articles/Links: Click to access 2009.10813.pdf Click to access 1911.05068.pdf https://www.seti.org/event/going-dark… http://user.it.uu.se/~kripe367/MLblin… […]

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