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gaze upon the face of a new galaxy, nebula, supernova, or cluster.
AN ALL-NEW "DEEP SKY"
LIVE TODAY AT 8:00PM ET
Imagine being the first person in history to gaze upon the face of
a new galaxy, nebula, supernova, or cluster. More than once, that
person has been Inga Heyer, data analyst for the Space telescope
Science Institute at Johns Hopkins. Working from one of the lenses
on the Hubble Space Telescope, she is also the person who cleans
up all the distortion, like Gamma Radiation, from the image so it
can be viewed clearly - which is a lot harder than it sounds!
Watch it at http://www.spacewatch.com
Lunar Eclipse Tonight
black hole Found Very Close to Earth
Ariane Will Loft 15 Rockets This Year
LUNAR ECLIPSE TONIGHT
If your skies are clear, keep your eyes skyward to watch the
year's first lunar eclipse - where the Earth's shadow passes over
the moon, turning it a copper-red colour. The eclipse will begin
at 7:01pm PST, and finish up at 10:25pm PST. It will be visible
in the Pacific, the Americas, Europe and Africa.
BLACK HOLE FOUND VERY CLOSE TO EARTH
Astronomers believe that a blast of X-rays from a nearby binary
star system is actually caused by a black hole - believed to be
the closest black hole ever discovered - only 1,600 light years
away. The X-rays were captured by the wide-angle X-ray camera on
board the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite, and for
15 hours, it was the second brightest X-ray object in the sky,
after the Sun.
ARIANE WILL LOFT 15 ROCKETS THIS YEAR
Arianespace announced its plans to launch up to 15 Ariane boosters
this year (eight to ten Ariane 4 boosters, and five Ariane 5
boosters). This is a 50% increase over their efforts last year,
where delays with the satellite payloads kept the Kourou launch
pad idle for 4 months. Arianespace has a backlog of 41 satellites
to be launched, with contracts worth US$3.15 billion.
Space News from SpaceDaily.com for today
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Pacific SpaceWar Test Fails
Japan Grapples With SpaceWar Failure
La Nina Rules Pacifica
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