News tagged with astronomical objects

Image: A strange ring galaxy

(PhysOrg.com) -- Is this one galaxy or two? Astronomer Art Hoag first asked this question when he chanced upon this unusual extragalactic object.

dateAug 27, 2010 in Astronomy
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Tweeting Shooting Stars

Amateur astronomers across the UK are preparing to tweet the world’s first mass participation meteor star party, as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). Led by Newbury Astronomical Society, the Twitter ...

dateAug 10, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Unique sky survey brings new objects into focus

An innovative sky survey has begun returning images that will be used to detect unprecedented numbers of powerful cosmic explosions-called supernovae-in distant galaxies, and variable brightness stars in our ...

dateJun 15, 2009 in Astronomy
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