Watch the stars and from them learn. To the Master's honor all must turn, Each in its track, without a sound, Forever tracing Newton's ground

— Albert Einstein

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Two-Tailed Comet Nearing Earth

Comet Lulin

A fresh new face has moved into our neighborhood, but once it swings by Earth next month, it may never come back. Comet Lulin is currently sailing through the inner solar system and is getting closer to our home planet, with its nearest approach expected in late February

Read more on National Geographic News by Victoria Jaggard

WiFi-enabled Crestron touchpanel aids in stargazing

WiFi-enabled Crestron TMPC8X to actually control a giant telescope.

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http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/10/01/wifi-enabled-crestron-touchpanel-ai...

Scientists receive death threats over Large Hadron Collider

Monday, 8 September 2008

Cosmic crash unmasks dark matter

Striking evidence has been found for the enigmatic "stuff" called dark matter which makes up 23% of the Universe, yet is invisible to our eyes.  

What does the White House know about life on Mars that you don't?

Is NASA telling the White House something about life on Mars that it hasn't told anyone else?

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http://www.sciam.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=what-does-the-wh...

Man on the Moon, Future and Past

With two currently functioning orbiters, and five more missions planned in the next year, Earth's Moon may soon have seven active probes operated by five nations, with even more coming soon. NASA's plans to return humans to the Moon by 2020 are moving steadily ahead, with some concrete prototypes and initial designs beginning to emerge. Called the Constellation Program, NASA's vision involves new and upgraded launch vehicles, exploration vehicles, autonomous rovers, new spacesuits, crew and cargo vehicles, and much more.

Scientists Think Big Object Whacked Mars

LOS ANGELES (June 25) - Why is Mars two-faced? Scientists say fresh evidence supports the theory that a monster impact punched the red planet, leaving behind perhaps the largest gash on any heavenly body in the solar system.

See full article:

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/scientists-think-big-object-whacked-mars/20...

Amateur astronomer stars for NASA

FORMER miner Trevor Barry scanned the night sky with his backyard telescope and became a star.

The passionate amateur astronomer caught the instant attention of NASA when he observed and photographed an extremely rare celestial event.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23901831-2862,00.html

Solstice Moon Illusion

The full Moon of June 18th is a "solstice moon", coming only two days before the beginning of northern summer.

See more here

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/16jun_moonillusion.htm

Astronomers Baffled by Bizarre Star

(May 16) - Astronomers are baffled after finding an exotic type of star called a pulsar apparently locked in an elongated orbit around a star much like the sun -- an arrangement defying what had been known about such objects.

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http://news.aol.com/story/_a/astronomers-baffled-by-bizarre-star/2008051...