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Леонид Токарев

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Astronomers using a NASA space telescope "Hubble" got images of what could be jets of water vapor escaping from under the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. These findings have confirmed the results of another study, also based on observations with the "Hubble", which put forward the hypothesis that the subsurface ocean of this icy satellite of Jupiter pulled at high altitude jet of water vapor. These observations reinforce the scientific confidence that future missions to Europe will not need to drill a thick layer of ice to examine the substance of the subsurface ocean of Jupiter's moon.

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Астрономы при помощи космического телескопа НАСА «Хаббл» получили изображения того, что может оказаться струями водяных паров, вырывающимис...
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Jason Higley
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"Supermassive black holes (SMBHs) lurk in the centers of galaxies, and we’ve measured their masses to range from hundreds of thousands to ten billion solar masses. But is there a maximum mass that these monsters are limited to?..."
Supermassive black holes — which often weigh in at millions to billions of solar masses — can accrete matter as they lurk at the centers of galaxies. Is there a maximum mass that these monsters can attain?
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An international team of astronomers led by Hsing-Wen Lin from the National Central University in Taiwan has found five new so-called "Trojan asteroids of Neptune" (filled triangles on the photo, "empty" triangles - previously opened Trojan asteroids of Neptune) - small celestial bodies moving along the same orbit as the planet Neptune. This discovery was made with the help of Sky Survey Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1). Researchers have discovered four new Trojan asteroid near Lagrange L4 Neptune point at 60 degrees to the ice giants; In addition, scientists have discovered a Trojan asteroid near the Lagrange point L5 Neptune, about 60 degrees behind the ice planet, moving in its orbit around the sun. The diameters of these newly discovered objects are between 100 to 200 kilometers.
http://asteroidworld.blogspot.com/2016/09/blog-post_28.html
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Thomas Wildoner

Amateur Astronomy & Telescopes  - 
 
Mars Approaching the Teapot in Sagittarius
Mars is fast approaching the teapot of Sagittarius over the next several days. This is a view from the evening of September 25, 2016 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania with a light hazy cloud cover addin…
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Scientists decided to test what would happen if an asteroid will pass very close relative of the giant planet. In their version, the cause of the clash with the major planets. Asteroids-centaurs - are asteroids that are located between Jupiter and Saturn. According to its characteristics they are average between objects asteroids and Kuiper belt belt. However, the reasons for the origin of the rings at 10199 Chariklo 2060 Chiron and up to this time are controversial in the scientific community. Just at the moment the scientific community was able to unravel the mystery - where they came from? In 2014 we found out that a similar education and have Chiron Hirokla - 2 asteroids. More recently, the mysterious rings have been seen around these celestial objects. Around many of them can live ring.
http://asteroidworld.blogspot.com/2016/09/blog-post_27.html
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Thomas Wildoner

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The Big W of Cassiopeia Rising in the Northeast
Here is a view of the big W of Cassiopeia rising in the northeast after sunset. A light cloud cover adds to the effect, but was enough to prevent me from doing any deep sky photography with the tel…
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The space race of the superpowers slowly but surely replaced by the competition of private space companies. Space is no longer a lot of the elite, the Silicon Valley start-ups created hundreds of space each year, hotel magnate Robert Bigelow builds a grandiose orbital hotel, and European companies are planning to establish a production of precious metals from asteroids. The desire to earn in all ages has been the engine of progress, and cosmic expansion - excellent proof - mining of minerals with asteroidov.Obemy plowing the Universe, a truly immense. According to NASA, the price of platinum alone on this metal-rich asteroid could reach $ 2.9 trillion and 174 times greater than its annual production in the world.
http://spacebestnews.blogspot.com/2016/09/blog-post_26.html
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Martin Jankov

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According to a research led by University College London (UCL), the Universe is expanding uniformly. The reports from the research say
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Raul Alvar

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El reflejo de la luz del Sol sobre los océanos de la Tierra, puede ocurrir también en los exoplanetas, poniendo de manifiesto la presencia de océanos. Es decir, podría ser un método sencillo para identificar océanos en los exoplanetas.
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El reflejo de la luz del Sol sobre los océanos de la Tierra (Glint, en inglés), puede ocurrir también en los exoplanetas, poniendo de manifiesto la presencia de océanos. Es decir, podría ser un método sencillo para identifica...
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Thomas Wildoner

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Messier 55 – Globular Cluster in the Constellation Sagittarius
M55 (NGC 6809) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Sagittarius. M55 is about 17,600 light-years from Earth. Robert Burnham, Jr., commented in his book Burnham’s Celestial Handbook, t…
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Out of The Haze
Kris: "Only managed to catch a brief bit of activity in the aurora tonight and even that was almost lost to the lights of the ships in the bay... But a decent night to be out anyway regardless. :-)"

Credit: Kris Williams
Location: White Beach, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom
Image Date: September 28, 2016

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+Commission for Dark Skies 

#Astronomy #Space #Science #Earth #Aurora #Borealis
#NorthernLights #UK #Wales #Anglesey #Astrophotography #Art #LightPollution
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Alan Brown

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Reflection Nebula in Orion ( the Hunter )

Just weeks after NASA astronauts repaired the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1999, the Hubble Heritage Project snapped this picture of NGC 1999, a nebula in the constellation Orion. The Heritage astronomers, in collaboration with scientists in Texas and Ireland, used Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) to obtain this colour image.

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NASA/ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)
 
Reflection Nebula in Orion ( the Hunter )

Just weeks after NASA astronauts repaired the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1999, the Hubble Heritage Project snapped this picture of NGC 1999, a nebula in the constellation Orion. The Heritage astronomers, in collaboration with scientists in Texas and Ireland, used Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) to obtain this colour image.

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NASA/ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)
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Jason Higley
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This is where you can see the new nova with binoculars. "The star is now bright enough to see in binoculars for observers in the far southern U.S. and points south."
 
On September 20, a particular spot in the constellation Lupus the Wolf was blank of any stars brighter than 17.5 magnitude. Four nights later, as if by some magic trick, a star bright enough to be seen in binoculars popped into view. While we await official confirmation, the star's spectrum, its tattle-tale rainbow of light, indicates it's a nova, a sun in the throes of a thermonuclear explosion.
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Ernesto Guido

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Following the posting on ATel #9538 & #9539 and on the Central Bureau's Transient Object Confirmation Page about a possible bright Nova in Lupus (TOCP Designation: PNV J15290182-4449409) discovered in the course of the V-b...
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Martin Jankov

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We are continuing to learn astronomy. This is part 2 of the “Learning Astronomy Through Images” course. In case you
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Martin Jankov

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Distant planet that is warping spacetime has been confirmed with the help of NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The planet is
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Thomas Wildoner

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Messier 30 – Globular Cluster in the Constellation Capricornus
M30 (NGC 7099) is a bright globular cluster located in the southern constellation Capricornus. M30 is about 27,000 light-years from the Earth. I read an abstract titled “Accreted versus In Situ Mil…
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Chinese scientists have put into operation the world's largest radio telescope FAST (Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope). A week ago, it was completed installation of 30-ton telescope feed. As previously reported by CNN, his first telescope images make on Sunday, September 25th. Telescope Making, which began in March 2011, was completed in July of 2016. Area Telescope is equal to the area of ​​30 football fields, the diameter of the device is 500 m, it has a 4,450 thousand. triangular reflectors. The telescope is set high in the mountains of Guizhou Province in southwest China.
http://spacebestnews.blogspot.com/2016/09/fast.html
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