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May 13 2016
16:09 UTC

The May 2016 Night Sky

... tonight and look at the stars! At this time of year in the UK and Ireland, our nights are getting later and […]

Posted by Astronotes

May 02 2016
17:30 UTC

Three New Earth-sized Planets Found Just 40 Light-Years Away

Three more┬potentially Earthlike worlds have been discovered in our galactic┬backyard, announced online today by the European Southern Observatory.┬Researchers using the 60cm TRAPPIST telescope at ESO's La Silla observatory in Chile have identified three Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a star just 40 light-years away. The star, originally classified as 2MASS J23062928-0502285 but now known as TRAPPIST-1, is an dim "ultracool" brown┬dwarf only . 05% as bright as our Sun . Located in the constel

Posted by Universe Today

Apr 29 2016
20:37 UTC

Astronomy Cast Ep. 412: The Color of the Universe

What color is the Universe? Turns out this isn't a simple question, and one that scientists have really been unable to answer, until now! Visit the Astronomy Cast Page to subscribe to the audio podcast! We record Astronomy Cast as a live Google+ Hangout on Air every Monday at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm […]The post Astronomy Cast Ep. 412: The Color of the Universe appeared first on Universe Today.

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