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Commodus’ Supernova?

History / Ancient History : Rogue Classicism

The Telegraph has an item which opens thusly: The Chinese were baffled by what they described as a “guest star”, which appeared in the night sky in 185AD and lingered for 8 months. Astronomers solve 2,000 year old supernova mystery ...

Global Wind Energy Capacity Reaches 456 GW, Set To Hit 500 GW By Year-End

Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica

Global wind energy capacity reached 456 GW at the half-year mark of 2016, and is set to hit 500 GW by the end of the year, according to new figures from the World Wind Energy Association. Published this week, the World Wind Energy A...

An Amateur Astronomer's Hunt for a Dark Patch of Sky in New York City

Technology : Vice: Motherboard

New York provides its own northern lights, in a sense, as the city glows orange against a soft mirror of night sky. It's a rough place to be an amateur astronomer, as Irene Pease finds in the Physics World-commissioned video below. ...

'We may be able to watch dark energy turn on': Unprecedented sky survey

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Moonless nights outside the Cerro Tololo astronomical observatory in Chile are so dark that when you look down, you can't see your feet. "You can't see your hands," said a physicist. "But you can hold them up to the sky and see a ha...

Scientists use advanced astronomical software to date 2,500 year-old lyric poem

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Physicists and astronomers have used advanced astronomical software to accurately date lyric poet Sappho's 'Midnight Poem,' which describes the night sky over Greece more than 2,500 years ago.

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