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Kepler finds 11 new solar systems beyond our own   2012-01-26

Amid a flurry of planetary discoveries from NASA's Kepler space telescope, scientists announced Thursday they have found 26 new worlds around 11 stars outside the solar system.

Reff  :  http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1201/26kepler/

NASA slammed for losing hundreds of moon rocks ---- Chaos at space agency's lunar lump lending library   2011-12-12

Butter-fingered admin work at NASA HQ has meant that hundreds of moon rocks, meteorites and cosmic dust samples have gone missing since the 1980s.

Reff  :  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/09/nasa_loses

Total Lunar Eclipse   2011-12-10

So many interested people of Kolkata has observe the spectacular event in the sky today evening from 6 pm to 10 pm. from different observation camp organised by KAC. Eclipsed moon was captured through Lens by Mr. Anupam Naskar.

Solar Storms Could Sandblast the Moon   2011-12-07

Solar storms and associated Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) can significantly erode the lunar surface according to a new set of computer simulations by NASA scientists. In addition to removing a surprisingly large amount of material from the lunar surface, this could be a major method of atmospheric loss for planets like Mars that are unprotected by a global magnetic field.

Reff  :  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/11120

Supermassive black holes smash all the records   2011-12-05

Reff  :  http://www.astronomynow.com/news/n1112/07supermass

Kepler finds planet in the habitable zone   0000-00-00

Reff  :  http://www.astronomynow.com/news/n1112/05exo/

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ENJOY LONGEST LUNAR ECLIPSE (চন্দ্রগ্রহণ) OF THE CENTURY & THE RED PLANET
Venue : Anandadhara Apt, Aikatan Housing Society, Prafullakanan (west), Kolkata, 700101
Time : Camp starting from 22.30 IST ( 27 July) to 4.00 IST ( 28 july)
Partial from 23:54 ( 27 Jul) t0 03:49 (28 Jul)
Totality from 01:00 IST (28 Jul) to 02:43 IST (28 Jul)

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