Planet Hunting to Sky Surveys, Astronomy and Statistics Realign (Op-Ed)

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After a century-long hiatus, astrostatistics is bringing astronomy and statistics back together to answer some of the most challenging problems in science.
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'Ghost Light' of Long-Dead Stars Haunt NASA's Hubble Telescope

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NASA is adding a cosmic twist to Halloween with an unexpected find by the Hubble Space Telescope: eerie 'ghost light' from the remains of a multi-galaxy massacre. See the photo here.
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  • On: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:01:29 EDT

Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing 'Insurance Cover' to be Sold for Scholarships

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Forty-five years ago, astronaut Neil Armstrong added his autograph to an envelope for one purpose: that it be sold to provide for his family in the event he did not make it back from the moon. Now, that iconic autograph is up for auction.
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  • On: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:07:38 EDT

Earth's Water Existed 135 Million Years Earlier than Thought

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Scientists have found evidence of water in our inner solar system 135 million years earlier than previously thought.
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  • On: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:20:12 EDT

Target Planets, Constellations and Leonid Meteors - Nov. 2014 Skywatching Video

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Find out where to find Mars, Jupiter and Mercury this month. Pisces and Aries constellations along with the Triangulum galaxy are great targets as well. Lastly, Earth travels through Comet Tempel-Tuttle's dust trail.
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  • On: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:53:20 EDT

Possible Bright Supernova Lights Up Spiral Galaxy M61

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I sat straight up in my seat when I learned of the discovery of a possible new supernova in the bright Virgo┬ágalaxy M61. Since bright usually means close, this newly exploding star may soon become visible in smaller telescopes. It was discovered at magnitude +13.6 on October 29th by Koichi Itagaki of Japan, a prolific […]
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  • On: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:31 +0000

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