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A Full Moon

Today it’s a full Moon. If it’s dark and clear outside, this is generally not a good time for either stargazing or for Moon observation. As the near side of the Moon is fully lit…


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COROT on the lookout for exoplanets

COROT is up in the air – or better, above the air. The spacecraft contains a small telescope which will go hunting for "exoplanets". Strange enough it is little known that we already found about…


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UFO? Where? Why not?

A lot of people see a very bright shining flash in the night sky and imagine they just saw a space ship from Zeta Centauri. Not so. Most probably they just saw a low orbit…


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Looking at grampa and grammy

Wanna know how your ancestors looked like? The Spitzer telescope might show you how. New observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope strongly suggest that infrared light detected in a prior study originated from clumps of…


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GraphDark

With GraphDark, a very simple program, you can draw graphs showing you when Sun, Moon and planets rise and set. These graphs are well known from astronomy magazines like Sky & Telescope.