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Adventures with Starblinker

Observational astronomy is a study in patience. Since the introduction of the telescope over four centuries ago, steely-eyed observers have watched the skies for star-like or fuzzy points of light that appear to move. Astronomers ...

dateSep 18, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Big Iron gets technology boost

ESA deploys 'big iron' to communicate with its deep-space missions: three 35 m-diameter dishes employing some of the world's most advanced tracking technology. And it's about to get a boost.

dateSep 18, 2015 in Space Exploration
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How we plan to bring dark matter to light

Long before we had the atomic theory of matter, scientists knew the air was real, even though it was invisible. This was because we could see its action as the wind caressed the leaves in trees.

dateSep 17, 2015 in Astronomy
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