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The International Space Station circumnavigates the Earth once every 90 minutes. Check out this schedule for dates and times when it passes overhead in your neighborhood. With the brightness of Jupiter, it can be seen even in big cities where light pollution is high.
NASA is working on a new space-based telescope 2000 times more sensitive than the Hubble. They're calling it the Advanced Technology Large Aperture Space Telescope and they say it will be capable of detecting life on Earth-like planets orbiting other stars.
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Recent questions answered by our astronomers:
Colliding Galaxies and Black Holes
If galaxies have black holes and two such galaxies were colliding, would the two colliding galaxies form one giant black hole?
Novas and Supernovas
Why do some stars supernova and other stars have a smaller explosion called a nova?
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A review of the Orion telescope and intelliscope product lines by astronomers at WPO.
Personal experiences of the Celestron line of telescopes and binoculars, told by the astronomer who worked alongside Clyde Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto.
Astronomers are getting a fantastic unprecedented, glare-free view of the rings of Uranus as it swings edge-on to Earth — a short-lived view we get only once every 42 years.
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Astronomer Bill offers a humorous and informative account of the art of meteor shower watching.