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Supernova erupts in nearby galaxy

23 January 2014 – 11:15 |

Last night, light from a new supernova reached astronomers on Earth. Its origin: the nearby galaxy M82, some 3.5 megaparsecs away (11.4 million light years). It is one of the closest and brightest supernovae seen …

The Moon Belongs to No One, but What About Its Artifacts?

15 December 2013 – 01:59 |

In 1969, the third man to walk on the moon, astronaut Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr., also became the first lunar archaeologist. As part of the Apollo 12 crew, he examined an earlier robotic lander, Surveyor …

Cutbacks kick off kerfuffle over Spanish-German observatory

7 June 2013 – 16:57 |

Spain’s National Research Council (CSIC) and Germany’s Max Planck Society agreed late last month to major budget cuts at the Hispano-German Astronomical Observatory at Calar Alto, Spain.
The new contract cuts the observatory’s 2014-2018 budget from …

Ice may lurk in shadows beyond Moon’s poles

28 September 2012 – 20:11 |

Water ice on the moon may be more widespread  than previously thought. Permanent shadows have been spotted far from the lunar poles, expanding the number of sites that would be good candidates for exploration by …