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Sunday, 13 December 2009 21:45

Big Dipper adds to its population of stars

The seven main stars of the Big Dipper actually consisted of ten stars and, now, based on new astronomical observations by U.S. astronomers, a eleventh star has been found near Alcor, at the bend of the ladle’s handle.

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The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) project has succeeded in contracting for land in Western Australia (WA) following its meetings with the Wajarri Yamatji people. It is an important step in being able to construct the telescope array by 2012.

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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 19:17

Need to study a black hole? Do it here on Earth!

Japanese researchers have successfully created conditions that exist just outside a black hole—at the accretion disk. With this pioneering method, astronomers will be able to learn more about the physics of black holes.

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