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NASA's Spitzer space telescope has been detecting infrared light from distant objects for over five years. But it has almost run out of the liquid helium which makes that possible by cooling the instruments to within 3 degrees of absolute zero.

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As astronomers expand their search with the Kepler Space Telescope for Earth-like planets outside of our Solar System, they are also seriously expanding their search for life on these extraterrestrial worlds. Shouldn’t we also come up with more serious names for these life forms that we will most likely find?

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Wednesday, 07 January 2009 23:46

IYA2009: The International Year of Astronomy

The International Year of Astronomy 2009, as declared by the United Nations and coordinated by the International Astronomical Union, is coming to your local universe.

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