The SKA goes to South Africa, it seems! It has won a very close race with Australia. The story is not completely over though…

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Spitzer space telescope finds buckyballs in space! And the more the amount of carbon you get, the better it gets!

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The biggest array ever – the Square Kilometer Array – is facing a quandary regarding its location. Two rival countries are bidding for the giant!

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The Chandra, Spitzer and Very Large Telescope have jointly observed a large galaxy cluster that dates back to the very early universe. This is a gem of a find – and the image is simply priceless!

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The Newest telescopic array – the ALMA – just opened for operation. The first thing it does is give a stunning photo of two colliding galaxies!

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A planet orbiting two suns has been discovered, turning the Star Wars mythical planet into reality. It’s a real-life Tatooine!

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The Hubble successor – the James Webb Space Telescope – just got a new lease of life! The US Senate has dug it out of a deep hole.

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One of the fifty planets discovered by the European Southern Observatory can potentially support life. It is the most Earth-like of all the exo-planets found till date.

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The US have introduced drastic fund cuts, due to its long war on terror. This adversely affects the science community and with funds drying up in every science sector, it’s a grim picture for science, the US and the future. Have the terrorists won, after all?

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With the end of the space shuttle program, NASA wants to erase out its legacy. This seems to be the mood, one of disbelief, desperation and anger, in the astronomy circles, in reaction to the cancellation of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) program.

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Cosmic Fireworks: Stunning Images Captured of Supernova and Black Holes (with pictures and a video)

Watch stunning images of violent events unfolding in the cosmos. Supernovae in the Carina Nebula and an accreting Black Hole in the Centaurus A galaxy provide wondrous sights, all the while being scientifically important.

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A group of European Scientists at CERN are designing a gravitational wave observatory – named the Einstein Observatory – which will be at least a hundred times more sensitive than the current instruments for detecting gravitational waves.

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The famous Allen Telescope Array (ATA) has been put on hibernation by the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) due to fund crunch. For SETI, which is almost five decades old, this is the worst it has ever seen.

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