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Pluto shares it's secrets!

Hi gang,

It looks like the wait was well worth it! The images and science coming back from New Horizons flyby of Pluto is spectacular. Take a look at the results here

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A Quiet Board!

Hi Gang,

It has been a couple of years since I was last posting on the boards, this was due to other commitments and I apologise for my absence. When I left the board was very lively with people posting many posts and replies were heavy. Now it seems that the board is very quiet. I don't mind if no-one replies to my posts, I post because I enjoy bringing news to the boards and ...
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Here come the Sun.

Hi Gang,

We have all probably read over the past few years how we have had a quiet Sun and how it is just beginning to "wake up". Here is an amazing image from the SOHO solar probe to show this in an interesting graphic way. Take a look here and see what I mean

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3D fun!!

Hi Gang,

If, like me, you enjoy looking at space related images then take a few minutes to work your way through this page. It shows all kinds of space related items, from satellites to spacesuits, in amazing 3D. It is just a bit of fun and a great way while away some free time. See what you think here

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New Horizons a success!!

Hi gang,

After a nine and a half year journey the New Horizons probe finally made it's historic flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto. The images and science sent back by the probe have revealed Pluto and it's major moon Charon to be absolutely fascinating worlds. One of the first items was to get an accurate measurement of Pluto. This turned out to be that Pluto has a diameter of 2370 km (18.5% that of ...
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Europa's blood red veins show clearly in this image!!

Hi Gang,

Take a look at this image of Europa from Galileo. It shows what appear to be bloody red veins running across the landscape of the moon of Jupiter. The image suggests that there may be biological processes still continuing on this enigmatic moon. Take a look and see what you think here

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Maganetars power super strong gamma ray burst.

Hi Gang,

Observations from ESO’s La Silla and Paranal Observatories in Chile have for the first time demonstrated a link between a very long-lasting burst of gamma rays and an unusually bright supernova explosion. The results show that the supernova was not driven by radioactive decay, as expected, but was instead powered by the decaying super-strong magnetic fields around an exotic object called a magnetar. The science behind the discovery by scientists at the ESO ...
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WOW again!!!

Hi Gang,

If you have read any of my posts from a few years ago you will know that every now and again I come across an image that is so stunning that I have to post them as WOW images, and this is one such image. It is an image of our Sun using the data from several telescopes, namely the High-energy X-rays from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) are shown in blue; ...
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Martian Abstract Art!

Hi gang.

Take a look at this image from ESA showing a region of Mars called the Tharsis volcanic province. The regions volcanic and tectonic activity have combined to make this topographic image of the region look like some kind of abstract art. The region shows a wide variety of activity covering a great deal of the Martian history. Take a look for yourself and read the science of the image here

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Ghostly galaxy!!

Hi Gang,

Take a look at this rather strange looking galaxy. It does as the heading says look like a ghostly galaxy. Also as they say it's strange appearance may be due to a recent (at least on astronomical time) collision between this galaxy and one of it's neighbours. A beautiful image none the less. See what you think here

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