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John Dobson, the Astronomer Who Showed Us What's 'Way the Hell Out There'

John Dobson, the Astronomer Who Showed Us What's 'Way the Hell Out There'

01.24.2014
Eccentric telescope pioneer and world-renowned astronomer John Dobson passed away this month at the age of 98. He revolutionized astronomy...
PHOTOS: Home Hides A Geeky Secret Feature

PHOTOS: Home Hides A Geeky Secret Feature

Shana Ecker  09.13.2013
Luxury homes are a dime a dozen in Orange County, California. But not all real estate in this upscale area has one very intriguing feature:...
NASA Mulls How To Spend Its Inheritance

NASA Mulls How To Spend Its Inheritance

05. 6.2013
By: Mike Wall Published: 05/06/2013 07:12 AM EDT on SPACE.com NASA is sorting through a variety of possible uses for a pair of powerful...
PHOTOS: 13 Telescopes That Changed Astronomy

PHOTOS: 13 Telescopes That Changed Astronomy

Jacqueline Howard  04.16.2013
Who invented the first telescope? Some stargazers credit Galileo Galilei, who was the first astronomer to systematically study the cosmos...
Insider's Guide To 'World's Greatest' Observatory

Insider's Guide To 'World's Greatest' Observatory

David Freeman  04.15.2013
Astronomers expect the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA), the huge radio telescope that was inaugurated in March, to...
New Telescope To Get Unprecedented Glimpse Of Star Birth

New Telescope To Get Unprecedented Glimpse Of Star Birth

03.12.2013
By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 03/12/2013 10:04 AM EDT on SPACE.com The world's most powerful radio telescope will pull back the curtain...
Australian Wildfires Uncover Illegal Drug Lab

Australian Wildfires Uncover Illegal Drug Lab

James Grubel  01.14.2013
CANBERRA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Raging wildfires destroyed at least another 28 homes and licked at Australia's leading optical space observatory...
Supermassive Black Hole Unleashes Colossal 'Belch'

Supermassive Black Hole Unleashes Colossal 'Belch'

01. 8.2013
By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 01/07/2013 04:49 PM EST on SPACE.com LONG BEACH, Calif. – Astronomers have discovered...
Target: Earth

Target: Earth

12.21.2012
Buying insurance is seldom gratifying. But here's a case in which plunking down cash for a policy is just ... good policy.
Black Hole Riddle Has Astrophysicists Searching For Answer

Black Hole Riddle Has Astrophysicists Searching For Answer

08. 3.2012
By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 08/02/2012 02:58 PM EDT on SPACE.com Black holes have long been cosmic mysteries, even as research in...
WOW: Dark Heart Of Distant Galaxy Dazzles In Hi-Def Illustration

WOW: Dark Heart Of Distant Galaxy Dazzles In Hi-Def Illustration

07.18.2012
By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 07/18/2012 10:55 AM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists using three telescopes spaced thousands of miles apart...
TODAY: Unusual Mid-Air Launch For Space Agency's Black Hole Hunter

TODAY: Unusual Mid-Air Launch For Space Agency's Black Hole Hunter

06.13.2012
LOS ANGELES — NASA on Wednesday launched its newest X-ray space telescope on a mission to shine a light on black holes and other...
World's Biggest Telescope To Be Built Atop Mountain

World's Biggest Telescope To Be Built Atop Mountain

06.12.2012
By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/12/2012 03:04 PM EDT on SPACE.com A European project to build the largest optical telescope on Earth...
WATCH: Star Gazers Flock To Keys For Rare Astronomy Sightings

WATCH: Star Gazers Flock To Keys For Rare Astronomy Sightings

02.22.2012
BIG PINE KEY, Fla. -- As many as 600 professional and amateur astronomers are peering through telescopes in the Florida Keys. The 28th...
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