Various astronomy news

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Post by FluffyFreak » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:55 pm

Does everyone remember that Star that was very mysterious and some people speculated that it might be an alien race constructing a Dyson sphere?

Well it keeps getting wierder:
http://www.livescience.com/55694-alien- ... _ls_514645
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 81166.html

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Re: Various astronomy news

Post by impaktor » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:39 pm

Neat.

NASA publishes a thousand Mars images
https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/09/nas ... otos-mars/

Here, if anyone want to go down the rabbit's nest:
http://www.uahirise.org/katalogos.php

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Re: Various astronomy news

Post by impaktor » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:54 pm

"Earth-Like Planet Discovered, The exoplanet orbits a star called Proxima Centauri that's 4.24 light-years away."
http://www.seeker.com/new-nearby-earth- ... 97349.html

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Re: Various astronomy news

Post by impaktor » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:50 am

Dwarden posted this in IRC, about potential SETI discovery:
http://observer.com/2016/08/not-a-drill ... eep-space/

EDIT:
To put things in perspective:
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_t ... 93#1813506

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Re: Various astronomy news

Post by FluffyFreak » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:05 am

ESA's Gaia star catalogue data releases

http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia/release
http://sci.esa.int/gaia/58210-gaia-data-release-1/

500 times as many stars as Hippacaros :)

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Post by impaktor » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:47 pm

Biggest and brightest moon coming up in 3-4 days, since 1948.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37860505

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Re: Various astronomy news

Post by FluffyFreak » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:20 am

Ooh yes I saw on the news about this, I might also be in a country with clear enough skies to actually see the thing too!

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Re: Various astronomy news

Post by FluffyFreak » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:53 pm

not sure if this belongs in here? I guess it does: "X-Ray navigation" https://news.vice.com/story/china-may-h ... ace-travel

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Re: Various astronomy news

Post by nozmajner » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:21 am

So IAU changed the names of stars that had several names. Alpha Cnetauri --> Rigil Kentaurus is among them.
There's the link to the IAU list in that article too.
Maybe the star names in Pioneer could reflect this eventually? Especially if I can move forward with some custom systems.

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