Bi-Weekly Roundup: April 21, 2017

This is our weekly roundup for April 21, 2017. Over the past two weeks, there were many stories published in national new sites about astronomy-related events. In case you missed them, here are some of our highlights: Featured Story: Hubble Space Telescope’s Birthday! “Hubble’s Celebrates 27th Anniversary with Image of Spiral Galaxies NGC 4302 and NGC 4298” by SciTechDaily.com Published on 4/20/17 […]

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Rotating Telescopes & Collaboration: A Tour of the Multiple Mirror Telescope

Atop Mount Hopkins near Tucson, Arizona, stands the Multiple Mirror Telescope. At the time of its establishment in 1979, it was the third largest telescope in the world – even President Carter sent congratulations on its dedication. In 1998, the telescope was converted from having six smaller mirrors to one large mirror, but the name remained the same. This new […]

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Bi-Weekly Roundup: March 10, 2017

This is our weekly roundup from March 10, 2017. Over the past two weeks, there were many stories published in national new sites about astronomy-related events. In case you missed them, here are some of our highlights: Featured Story: NASA 2017 Funding “House passes NASA authorization bill” by Jeff Foust with SpaceNews.com Published on 3/8/17             The U.S. House of Representatives […]

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Exoplanet System Discovered in Habitable Zone Around Nearby Star

On February 23, 2017, NASA published an article with Nature, the scientific journal, about a recently discovered solar system, called Trappist-1. Trappist-1 is a solar system about 40 light years away, or roughly 235 trillion miles, from Earth. In the system, there are seven planets orbiting around a red dwarf star. Exoplanets are planets that orbit around a star that […]

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Fires, Lasers, Squirrels, and Telescopes: A Tour of the Large Binocular Telescope

In June of 2004, the Nuttal Fire began along the southern rims of the Pinaleño Mountains in southern Arizona, sparked in two separate locations by lightning strikes. Over the course of a month, the fire burned nearly 30,000 acres and cost over $8 billion dollars. “A pair of wildfires in southeastern Arizona skirted the Mount Graham International Observatory earlier this […]

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