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December 10, 2012
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British astronomer Patrick Moore dead aged 89
London (AFP) Dec 09, 2012
Astronomer Patrick Moore, renowned for his work mapping the Moon's surface and for having popularised his subject with the British public, died Sunday at the age of 89, friends and colleagues announced. Moore, whose lunar research was used by both the US and Soviets space programmes, died peacefully at 12:25pm (1225 GMT) at his home in Selsey on the southern English coast. He had succumbed to an infection, colleagues said in a statement. "After a short spell in hospital last week, it was det ... read more
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To the moon and back for less than 2 billion dollars
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IRON AND ICE

What is Creating Gullies on Vesta?
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X-ray vision can reveal the moment of birth of violent supernovae
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TECH SPACE

Speeding Space Junk Poses Risks for Spacecraft
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Galaxy-wide echoes from the past
Many galaxies have a giant black hole at their centre that causes the gas around it to glow. However, in the case of green bean galaxies, the entire galaxy is glowing, not just the centre. These new ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Geminid Meteor Shower Coming on December 13-14
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

The Bubble Nebula, observed with the new One Degree Imager Camera
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Wide Binary Stars: Long-Distance Stellar Relationships
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Crowdsourcing the cosmos: Astronomers welcome all to identify star clusters in Andromeda galaxy
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Heliophysics Nugget: Sungrazing Comets as Solar Probes
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MOON DAILY

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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

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EXO WORLDS

Astronomers discover and 'weigh' infant solar system
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

New galaxy census highlights importance of starbursts
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SATURN DAILY

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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

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TIME AND SPACE

Quantum thermodynamics
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SATURN DAILY

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