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Carnival of Space #522

By Susie Murph This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #522 And if you're interested in looking back, here's an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you've got a space-related...

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Messier 54 – the NGC 6715 Globular Cluster

By Tammy Plotner Welcome back to Messier Monday! In our ongoing tribute to the great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at globular cluster known as Messier 54! During the 18th century, famed French astronomer Charles Messier noted the presence of several “nebulous...

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Star Ark: A Living, Self-Sustaining Spaceship

By Mark Mortimer Think of the ease. With a simple command of “Make it so” humans travelled from one star to the next in less time than for drinking a cup of coffee. At least that's what happens in the time-restricted domain of television. In reality it's not so easy....

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A Different Kind Of Science Show

By Brian Koberlein When I visited the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory a few years ago, the facility lost power. The observatory is in a remote area of northern Chile, so you can't just call the power company to complain. Fortunately there's a skilled team of...

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