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Erkenwald is a land of mountains, forests and glaciers; it is home to polar bears, eagles, whales and wolves, as well as to the Fur, Feather and Tusk tribes. In Elphinstone's well-orchestrated mythology, the North Star, a Sky God "carved from stardust", breathed life into the land that still retains traces of the ...
This association with springtime came about because the stars of Taurus became prominent in the sky around the vernal (spring) equinox from about 4500 B.C. to 2000 B.C. During this ... A composite view of the famous Crab Nebula, from the Herschel Space Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA's flying telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared astronomy, or Sofia, is particularly well-suited for studying the pre-natal stage of stellar development in star-forming regions, such as the Tarantula Nebula, a giant mass of gas and dust located within the Large Magellanic Cloud, or LMC.
The spacecraft, known as the Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat, or SPARCS for short, is a new NASA-funded space telescope. The mission, including spacecraft design, integration and resulting science, is led by Arizona State University's school of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). "This is a ...
A NASA telescope housed on a converted jumbo jet has yielded important insights into how stars are born from collapsing gas and dust. Measurements by the Sofia observatory underline the importance of magnetic fields for star formation. Astronomers used an instrument on Sofia to study one of the closest ...
Wilson studied metallicity's effect on planet formation using data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission, a space telescope that imaged a field of stars, looking for the momentary dips in brightness that signal an exoplanet's crossing. Kepler has found more than 2,500 confirmed planets to date.

So you got a new telescope for Christmas. While it's fun for some sightseeing in the night sky you can also use your telescope to learn about the physics universe. Michael J.I. Brown reports.
For an easy-to-use constellation guide covering the whole evening sky, use the big monthly map in the center of each issue of Sky & telescope, the essential guide to ... The Pocket Sky Atlas plots 30,796 stars to magnitude 7.6, and hundreds of telescopic galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae among them.
Don't expect Rashida "Rah" Ali to ever get invited to a Sean "Diddy" Combs event ever again. The former Love & Hip Hop star deemed the "black carpet" at Diddy's NYE bash as good a place as any to bless her rival, Black Ink Crew's Sky, with a proper fade. You knew Rah was up to something when she ...
From one star's ashes, another is born. Astronomers have long known that most of the elements in the periodic table are synthesized within the nuclear furnaces that shine in the night sky. Then, when those stars meet their end, they fling that material outward -- seeding the cosmos with heavier elements ...
Boogla Nights Productions will present the World Premiere of June Daniel White's new comedy DELTA IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS or Maybe Not at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios from January 25th through February 10th. Directed by Michael Padden, the darkly romantic play stars beloved veteran actor ...
Meet the Newly Named 86 Stars of the Night Sky ... As Tony Flanders at Sky & telescope reports, it all has to do with exoplanets. ... So in 2016, the IAU's Working Group on Star Names relented, officially recognizing 207 traditionally used names for stars visible to the naked eye along with Proxima Centauri, ...
Rah Ali tried to exact vengeance against her archenemy and reality TV foe, Sky, in a sneak attack at Diddy's New Year's Eve "Black Excellence" party ... but Sky quickly caught on. TMZ has obtained video of a fight between VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop' star and "Black Ink Crew" bruiser Sunday night at Diddy's ...
Rah Ali may no longer be a member of the Love & Hip Hop family but rest assured that she is still stirring up drama in 2018, and she wants you to know that. The former reality starlet took to Instagram Live recently to share that she beat up Black Ink Crew star Sky at Diddy's New Year's Eve party and felt the ...
the moon is our closest celestial companion, and it provides ample opportunity for fairy tale, fantasy and actual exploration. The moon is associated with urban legends of increased emergency room visits and crime and is even being considered as a launching pad for future, manned space missions to ...
Face the eastern sky in the late evening of January 4 and check out the waning gibbous moon perched just above the star Regulus. This brilliant blue-white star is the brightest member of the constellation Leo, the lion. The celestial pair will appear to be dramatically close together at less than one degree ...
Following up on last year's list of 227 official star names, the International Astronomical Union has standardized names for 85 more naked-eye stars and one very ... Another one of those is Navi, for Gamma Cassiopeiae, the brightest star north of the celestial equator with no current IAU-approved name.

A new study found more massive stars than expected in an intensely star-forming region. The results beg the question whether the process of star formation really is universal. The Tarantula Nebula, a luminous hub of giant stars-to-be in the Southern Hemisphere sky, sits more than 160,000 light-years away ...
Most of the bright stars around midnight will be especially congregated in the southern half of the celestial dome, where Orion the Hunter and his gang of other bright ... That's Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky and the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, Orion's loyal hunting dog. You won't ...
Photos and timelapse video show the green hues beautifully cast against the half moon sky with stars twinkling above. Here are some of our ...
Manchester City star Sergio Aguero injured in Amsterdam taxi crash ... Fans have expressed surprise that their star striker was at a gig abroad ...
The Hawaii Board of Land and natural resources has approved the application for a permit to build the Thirty Meter telescope atop Mauna ...
RANTOUL -- Rantoul Public Library will sponsor a star party, weather ... about 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the CDR observatory in rural Rantoul.
As the stars come out in late twilight, look high above the moon for Altair. ... That's ETA Cassiopeiae, magnitude 3.4, a Sun-like star just 19 light-years ... center of each issue of Sky & telescope, the essential guide to astronomy.
If you don't have Sky Atlantic you can also find it on Amazon Prime Video, scheduled for release on 29th September. What is it about?
This sky map shows where Saturn and the moon will appear at 8:30 p.m. local time in mid-northern latitudes. ... for" objects to look at through a telescope: the moon and Saturn. ... you'll see a bright "star" shining with a steady, yellow-white glow. ... the outermost or highest sphere before that of the fixed stars.
Visitors look through telescopes and learn about the night sky at the annual Flagstaff Star Party. ... Celebrate Flagstaff's magnificently star strewn dark skies this ... Every evening Brian Skiff of Lowell Observatory will have a "sunset" talk from ... A special telescope workshop will be held today, Thursday, Sept.
How Western New York can see the stars come out ... of the the museum's Kellogg Observatory, complete with its restored 1929 telescope. ... Apps like Sky Walk and Nite Sky Lite can help you recognize what you see. ... "It really is a life-changing thing to see a star that anyone can see in the sky, put a little ...
The Terminator star turns up at an exercise studio in Leeds for an ... Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger surprised staff at a Leeds gym by ...
They're so close together that the star is pulling gas away from the ... Bell's team used the Hubble Space Telescope to observe the planet as it ...
Everyone's favourite grump Karl Pilkington is set to write and star in a new Sky 1 sitcom. Sick of It (how apt) will star Karl as a fictional version of ...
Galaxy-spotting telescope that studied star formation celebrated by scientists ... The Herschel Space Observatory's discoveries are celebrated this week ... for clues as to how they form stars and key molecules such as water.
But if you haven't got your own telescope, you can sometimes miss out on seeing a meteor up close, or getting the most out of rare occultations.
For the first time, Astronomers have observed a fast-rotating star emitting polarised light, a phenomenon that was first predicted over 50 years ...
the moon is on Monday going through a remarkable celestial event, the only ... moon will pass in front of three planets and one of the sky's brightest stars. ... time, the moon passed in front of the planet Venus and the star Regulus. ... if you have access to a telescope and can see the moon, just observe it as ...
Kevin Hanchard as Rev. Gregoire and Tim Roth as Sheriff Jim Worth in Tin Star, which is like the rejected first draft of a really bad movie by ...
Yvonne Seng's "All the Damn Stars in the Sky" unfolds in in St. Marie, ... on the occasion of the fallen man's funeral, a star-spangled sendoff that ...
When all of Idaho's smoke clears, you'll have a chance to see the stars from our state's newly designated International Dark Sky Park at Craters ...
TIN STAR is the new thriller from Sky Atlantic set in the rugged landscape of the Canadian Rockies, however things are far from idyllic in the ...
A new analysis shows that nearly 100 stars buzz our solar system ... star will appear and then brighten dramatically in the night sky. ... Astronomers suspect that this star, better known as Gliese 710, will .... All comments must follow the Sky & telescope Terms of Use and will be moderated prior to posting.
scientists explain 'impossible' nova explosions on stars ... A white dwarf is the leftovers of a brightly burning star which has exhausted its ...
A second season of Sky Atlantic's new police drama Tin Star has been ... The show, which premieres later this week, stars Tim Roth as a ...
Sky Atlantic have renewed Tim Roth's new thriller series Tin Star for a second season, before the first has even arrived on screens.
... is best seen through mounted binoculars or a backyard telescope. ... Some sky-watchers will be able to see the star Aldebaran slide behind the ... Both worlds will appear like faint orange-hued stars low in the eastern sky about 45 ... Binoculars may help you hunt down all the members of this celestial ...
Using binoculars, try for little Mars, super-faint mercury, and Regulus very low under Venus as dawn grows bright on the 2nd. They'll move ...
... interactive reference guide to our solar System. It contains hundreds of thousands of images of space, all recorded by a robotic telescope at the ANU's Siding Spring Observatory. ... Images taken by the ANU SkyMapper telescope, in partnership with ...
Now that we have identified some brighter stars and planets, we can use them to help us navigate our telescope to the nebulae, star clusters and galaxies that are scattered across the night sky. Almost due west, to the right of the star Aldebaran ...
Hull-born entrepreneur and winner of The Apprentice, Michelle Dewberry, has appeared on Sky News to blast the Daily Mail for its 'embarrassing, moronic and backward' front page headline.
"Astronomers have thought for a while that conditions within these outflows could be right for star formation, but no one has seen it actually happening as it's a very difficult observation.
Astronomers expect such outflows to ignite star formation. Although they've seen outflow-triggered star formation before, for example in cold gas condensing around bubbles inflated by black hole outbursts, it's been difficult to conclusively spot stars ...


 

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