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Thinking of Buying a Telescope? Here's Our Advice With the 2012 holiday season coming into its "home stretch," many people may be seriously considering the purchase of a telescope. You've seen telescope ads in newspapers, junk mail catalogues and on those cable TV shopping channels. The typical sales pitch might run something like this: Giant Tropical Lake Found on Saturn Moon Titan An oasis of liquid methane has unexpectedly been discovered amid the tropical dunes of Saturn's moon Titan, researchers say. This lake in the otherwise dry tropics of Titan hints that subterranean channels of liquid methane might feed it from below, scientists added. Titan has clouds, rain and lakes, like Earth, but these are composed of methane rather than water.

Amazing Hubble Pictures Photograph courtesy John Spencer (Lowell Observatory) and NASA In 1999, to commemorate the ninth anniversary since its launch, the Hubble Space Telescope took this dramatic snapshot of Jupiter’s moon Io and its shadow sweeping across the gas giant’s turbulent atmosphere. About the size of Earth’s moon, Io is the most volcanic body in the solar system and orbits 500,000 kilometers above the planet’s cloud tops. NewsCenter NewsCenter is the complete collection of every Hubble Space Telescope news release and its supporting materials, along with tools and resources designed to further your knowledge of astronomy. Find every Hubble news release, from the first images to the latest discoveries. Examine the complete collection of images, videos and the accompanying information. Releasing Scientific Findings to the Public: Scientists please submit newsworthy items with the news release form.

Kate Middleton's Pre-Wedding Diet Plan - Dukan Diet Kate has been in the news lately because she is about to become a princess in less than a month. We decided to write about her even though she is not in her 30s because I am sure at one time or another we have all wanted to be a princess. I think we are all fascinated with the Royal family. Kate is as interesting to us as Diana was to our mothers. But not all news about Kate has been positive lately. She has been criticized for looking too thin, that her legs are looking like sticks and that she is losing her curves that Prince William loves so much about her in the first place.

Calgary Centre - Iridium Flares Iridium Flares "Iridium Flare" is the name given to the phenomena of sunlight reflecting off a particular type of satellite in Earth orbit called an Iridium communication satellite. These "flares" are very common, but sometimes startlingly bright if you are not aware that one is scheduled to be visible from your location. Iridium Satellites Iridium satellites circle the Earth along a near-polar orbit once every 100 minutes at a speed of about 16,832 mph (27,088 kph). Near-Space Tourism Balloon Runs Test Launch A new tourist experience could be provided within five years by a huge balloon that offers stunning views of the horizon and the blackness of space. The designer tested the launch procedure last month, using a smaller version of the helium balloon and its passenger pod. The May 29 test was halted when a wind gust damaged the balloon's envelope. The video description of the launch test said a repeat test of the balloon, designed by the Spanish company Zero 2 Infinity, is "scheduled soon." The "bloon," as the company calls it, would carry a pressurized pod for two pilots and four passengers as high as 22 miles (36 kilometers) up. That "near-space" experience would be well below the 62-mile (100-kilometer) altitude considered the edge of space but still high enough for passengers to see the Earth's curved horizon, the thin blue atmosphere, and black space, even in daylight.

SINGS Hubble tuning fork poster This poster displays the 75 SINGS galaxies arranged in a tuning fork based on their optical morphology. The color images of each galaxy were created from the SINGS IRAC 3.6um (blue), IRAC 8.0um (green), and MIPS 24um (red) images. This poster represents summarizes a large amount of work carried about by the SINGS team in writing the original proposal, planning the observations, reducing the data, and many studies devoted to understanding what the images mean. Most of the work for the poster itself was carried about by Karl Gordon with significant help from Robert Hurt. Many SINGS team members and Spitzer Science Center staff contributed helpful comments and advice. The Spitzer Science Center has a feature article on this poster.

ScienceBlogs By Rick Ambrose, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company It’s time to let the next generation in on a secret. The fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) aren’t just where the jobs are. They’re where the excitement is as well. I’ve spent the past 30 years leading aerospace and technology teams,…

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