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24 May 2011 Last updated at 19:32 ET By Frances Cronin BBC News
NASA's Aqua satellite recently snapped a cloud-free shot of Ireland.
On the left, the C14 EdgeHD (356mm) in use since Sept 2011. On the right, the Meade ACF 10" (254mm) in use earlier. In mid-2009 I have decided to adapt my Takahashi EM400 for motorized satellite tracking (ISS, space shuttle etc.), in order to take complete video sequences of nighttime passages.
Any use of one of these images other than strictly private must be subject to prior authorization from email@example.com MARCH 7 & 8 : Discovery before return to Earth On March 7, the robotic arm is used for a last inspection of the protection tiles before landing.
NASA's star-gazing space telescope continues to find amazing proof that there are tons of potentially habitable planets in space and we have only scratched the surface of what's out there. The space agency said today its Kepler space telescope spotted what it called its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in what it considers to be the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface.
After testing the winds with a 'tiny' Nike Smoke on a J350, Steve Eves' Saturn was launched into the beautiful Maryland skies at around 1PM local.
— A new planet that's the right size and location for life has been discovered 20 light-years away. — The newly discovered world exists in a solar system very similar to our own but much smaller. — Current technologies won't allow scientists to study the planet's atmosphere for chemical signs of life.
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Click-drag green circle to pan around the whole image. The Ultra Deep Field obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope is the deepest view into the sky by humankind to date. This image combines 800 frames with a total exposure time of 1 million seconds. The 10.000 galaxies that are visible have distances out to times where the universe was just 800 million years old, one seventeenth of its current age. For more info check the UDF press release at spacetelescope.org . For a wider but less deep view visit the GEMS Skywalker .