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Online resources for the amateur astronomer

If you're looking forward to seeing Perseids this week, you might want a refresher course of mapping the sky. These sites will get you ready for any cosmic event.

By Aug. 11, 2009

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Johannes Kepler's birthday celebrated with Google doodle

Google has celebrated the man who first noticed that planets moved around the Sun in an elliptical orbit.

By Dec. 27, 2013

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Tonight on reality TV: Giant asteroid just misses Earth

Slooh.com will broadcast the passing of Near-Earth Asteroid 2000 EM26 as the Olympics take place in Russia. Almost a year to the day, a different asteroid slammed into that country's town of Chelyabinsk.

By Feb. 17, 2014

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Astronomers track down oldest known star in the universe

Scientists pull a needle out of a haystack and identify a star that dates back to shortly after the Big Bang.

By Feb. 10, 2014

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Earth-size rocky planet is a hot mess

Astronomers locate a rare Earth-size rocky planet outside of our solar system, but it's not very hospitable.

By Oct. 31, 2013

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First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Kepler-186f orbits an M dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus. More importantly, it's the first confirmed Earth-size, potentially habitable planet elsewhere in the universe.

By Apr. 17, 2014

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Evidence of fire-raining comet discovered on Earth

Roughly 28 million years ago, a comet rained down a "shockwave of fire" over Egypt when it entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded, according to findings that offer the first concrete proof of such a phenomenon.

By Oct. 8, 2013

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Researchers bypass blood work, favoring lasers to detect malaria

Using the same tech a destroyer uses to detect a submarine, a new diagnostic tool listens for the sound of popping vapor nanobubbles -- a telltale sign that malaria parasites are dining.

By Jan. 8, 2014

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Billion-pixel Gaia camera to map galaxy in 3D

The European Space Agency successfully put its Gaia satellite into orbit, with the hopes of unrolling a stunning map of the Milky Way in 3D.

By Dec. 19, 2013

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Colbert turns his funny gun on Snowden in RSA keynote

No joke: Stephen Colbert's not a fan of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing, the political satirist tells a packed house at the closing RSA Conference keynote speech.

By Feb. 28, 2014