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DarylSaysAgain a NASA testing programme has faults. http://spacenews.com/flaws-in-nasa-provided-detectors-to-delay-european-astronomy-mission/

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AstroManSays

Dang it Daryl !! you beat me to it , good article though 

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DarylSaysCassini results raise more questions than answers. https://astronomynow.com/2017/10/19/cassini-results-still-keeping-scientists-busy/

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DarylSaysInteresting article about small galaxies with a huge star formation rate. https://astronomynow.com/2017/10/16/hubbles-compact-galaxy-with-big-time-star-formation/

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AstroManSays

here is a list of the papers released about the announcement today 

 

https://ziggy.ucolick.org/sss17a/

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AstroManSays

After todays announcement , Chris North has released the attached catalogue

 

http://chrisnorth.github.io/plotgw/?lang=en&event=GW170817

 

 

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DJTSays

The Sun has been quite pink this morning, as a result of Sahara sand picked up by the storm, I was informed.

 

As I was posting comments on this page, would you beleive, the edge of the cloud passed and it is a glorious day.

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DarylSaysInteresting comet rising earlier each night 24P Schaumasse discovered in 1912 with a 7.1yr orbit. It tends to disappear at some apperitions and can be very variable. https://in-the-sky.org/data/object.php?id=0024p

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DarylSaysThe weather on Titan has generated some interest https://astronomynow.com/2017/10/14/intense-storms-batter-saturns-largest-moon-scientists-report/

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DJTSays

Tredegar House.   An update for the observing evening - It's rearranged for Tuesday 24th October 6:30 for 7:00

Still need some help.

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DarylSaysVery Long Baseline Array measures distance to a region on the far side of the Milky Way, farther than has measured before. https://astronomynow.com/2017/10/12/vlba-measurement-promises-complete-picture-of-the-milky-way/

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DarylSaysIcy ring around asteroid https://astronomynow.com/2017/10/12/ring-discovered-around-haumea-an-egg-shaped-dwarf-planet-beyond-neptune/

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DarylSaysThe asteroid was mentioned in tonight’s meeting https://astronomynow.com/2017/10/12/asteroid-bound-probe-returns-earth-moon-family-portrait/

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DarylSaysAt last Jodrell Bank gets due recognition http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-41585372

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DarylSaysQuantum time travel for computers seems like something from Doctor Who http://www.sciencetechuniverse.tk/2017/10/quantum-time-travel-can-we-receive.html?m=1

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AstroManSays

Incredible claims in this article,

 

https://futurism.com/scientists-just-found-half-of-the-missing-matter-in-our-universe/

 

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AstroManSays

An excellent skychart resource and observing resource

 

http://www.deepskywatch.com/deep-sky-hunter-atlas.html

 

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DarylSaysVery useful website with good downloads www.deepskywatch.com

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DJTSays

Just a reminder, on Friday 20th October we have an observing evening.   Stargazing at Tredegar House.  We will need some help.

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DarylSaysI’m still skeptical about dark matter and energy. http://www.sciencetechuniverse.tk/2017/10/dark-matter-secret-of-universe.html?m=1

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