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Jan 30  Asteroid 2012 BX34 buzzes Earth  In 2011 a total of about 30 small asteroids passed closer to the Earth than the Moon, and there is no reason to think there will be any fewer this >>>  
   
Jan 27  Kepler: another 26 planets in 11 systems  The validation process for planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope, which began just a few months ago, is giving excellent >>>  
   
Jan 25  Pillars of Creation as seen by Herschel  It looks like a patch of sky after a thunder storm, with the sunlight filtering through the clouds, but this is what the Herschel space >>>  
   
Jan 23  The most distant dwarf satellite galaxy  It sounds impossible to discover a dwarf galaxy at a distance of 10 billion light years, given that such galaxies are difficult to detect even >>>  
   
Jan 20  The VISTA view of the Helix
Here's what ESO's 4.1 metre VISTA (Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) telescope can do when it photographs a spectacular object >>>
 
   
Jan 18  Tissint, the freshest Martian meteorite  It's been called Tissint and it fell last July near Foumzgit, in Morocco. Thanks to several eyewitnesses, it was possible to recover almost 7 kg >>>  
   
Jan 16  Phobos-Grunt falls to Earth!
After the post-launch problems of the Phobos-Grunt probe, which prevented it from starting its journey towards the Martian satellite Phobos, >>>
 
   
Jan 14  200 million variable objects
Since 2005, at the Mt. Bigelow Observatory, a group of astronomers from the University of Arizona have been working on the Catalina Sky >>>
 
   
Jan 11  El Gordo, the largest distant cluster  It's in the constellation of Phoenix at a distance of 7.2 billion light years and is the most massive and hottest of all the known galaxy >>>  
   
Jan 9  Hunting for habitable extrasolar moons  The significant number of giant planets that orbit their stars within the habitable zone is resulting in new possibilities in the >>>  
   
Jan 5  The Omega Nebula photo-graphed by ESO The European Southern Observatory, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has just released this new, exceptional >>>  
   
Jan 3  Vesta's meteorite mine  One of the biggest surprises during the first months of the Dawn mission (the probe in orbit around the asteroid Vesta), has been the discovery of a huge mountain that rises almost 21 km above its >>>  
   

 

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