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February 21, 2012
NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer in Standby Mode
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 10, 2012
NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, or Galex, was placed in standby mode this week as engineers prepare to end mission operations, nearly nine years after the telescope's launch. The spacecraft is scheduled to be decommissioned - taken out of service - later this year. The mission extensively mapped large portions of the sky with sharp ultraviolet vision, cataloguing millions of galaxies spanning 10 billion years of cosmic time. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer launched into space from a Pe ... read more

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NuSTAR Spacecraft Arrives in California
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mission arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California this morning after a cross-country trip by truck from the Orbital Sciences Corpora ... more
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Hubble Solves Mystery on Source of Supernova in Nearby Galaxy
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have solved a longstanding mystery on the type of star, or so-called progenitor, which caused a supernova seen in a nearby galaxy. The finding yields ... more
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NASA's Hubble Breaks New Ground with Distant Supernova Discovery
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has looked deep into the distant universe and detected the feeble glow from a star that exploded more than 9 billion years ago. This isn't just any dying star. It ... more
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Mirror Casting Event for the Giant Magellan Telescope
On January 14, 2012, the second 8.4-meter (27.6 ft) diameter mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be cast inside a rotating furnace at the UA's Steward Observatory Mirror Lab underneat ... more
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European Radio Astronomy Leaps into Future with RadioNet3
On 1 January 2012, European radio astronomy entered a new era with the implementation of RadioNet3, the third iteration of RadioNet, the European radio astronomy collaboration. As the recognis ... more
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Happy New Year for European Radio Astronomy
RadioNet3, a four-year, 9.5M euro project offering unprecedented access to 18 state-of-the-art European radio telescopes, including the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array) in Chile and the James C ... more
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope: A Year of Achievement and Success
The James Webb Space Telescope marked a year of significant progress in 2011 as it continues to come together as NASA's next generation space telescope. The year brought forth a pathfinder backplane ... more
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Astronomical Imaging Propelled to New Extremes
On December 16, 2011, a decade of hard work culminated at the Gemini South telescope in Chile, when a next-generation adaptive optics (AO) system produced its first ultra-sharp wide field image. The ... more
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Cryogenic Testing Completed for Webb Telescope Mirrors
Cryogenic testing is complete for the final six primary mirror segments and a secondary mirror that will fly on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The milestone represents the successful culmination ... more
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Hubble Serves Up a Holiday Snow Angel
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope presents a festive holiday greeting that's out of this world. The bipolar star-forming region, called Sharpless 2-106, looks like a soaring, celestial snow angel. The o ... more
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Africa pitches new promised land for astronomers
Africa, the birthplace of the human species, has long been a magnet for archaeologists. ... more
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e2v to supply gigapixel camera system for Javalambre Astrophysical Observatory
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Northrop Grumman Completes Fabrication Of Sunshield Deployment Flight Structure For JWST
Northrop Grumman has completed the space-qualified, graphite composite tubes that will enable the giant sunshield of the James Webb Space Telescope to deploy in space. The company is leading the tel ... more
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S.Africa ideal for world's largest telescope: minister
South Africa is well-placed to host the world's largest telescope because the costs would be lower, according to the deputy science minister. ... more
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The E-ELT Moves Closer to Reality
The governing body of the European Southern Observatory, the ESO Council, has approved ESO's budget for 2012. This includes preparatory work on the road to the European Extremely Large Telescope (E- ... more
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Hubble Racks Up Ten Thousand Science Papers
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has passed another milestone in its 21 years of exploration: the 10,000th refereed science paper has been published. This makes Hubble one of the most prolific astronom ... more
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    AKARI operation completed
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency reported that operation of the infrared astronomical satellite AKARI (ASTRO-F) was completed. The onboard transmitters were turned off at 17:23 (JST) on the ... more
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    Installation of Huge Assembly Stand Completed James Webb Space Telescope Flight Optics
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    Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Sunshield Flight Processes on Full-Size Model Of JWST
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    A quest to study the earliest stars and galaxies in the Universe is underway, with local industry building the first major pieces of a revolutionary new radio telescope in Western Australia, as part ... more
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