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Jan 11

AstroMundus - an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Original webpage: http://www.astromundus.eu/

The Institute of Astro and Particle Physics, University of Innsbruck (Coordinating University) Institute of Astronomy, the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Serbia Department of Physics, the Institute of Astrophysics, University of Göttingen, Germany Department of Astronomy, the University of Padua, Italy and the Department of Physics, University of Rome „Tor Vergata“, Italy have opened applications fo AstroMundus, an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Submissions are opened until January 31st. (read more)

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Jan 11

The Orion Nebula continues to surprise

Source:ESO Photo Release eso1103


Image credit: ESO and Igor Chekalin

ESO has released an ethereal-looking image of the Orion Nebula that was captured using the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile. This nebula is much more than just a pretty face, offering astronomers a close-up view of a massive star-forming region to help advance our understanding of stellar birth and evolution. The data used for this image were selected by Igor Chekalin (Russia), who participated in ESO’s Hidden Treasures 2010 astrophotography competition. Igor’s composition of the Orion Nebula was the seventh highest ranked entry in the competition, although another of Igor’s images was the eventual overall winner. (read more)

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Jan 11

NASA challenges students to train like an Astronaut

Source: NASA News


Credit: NASA

NASA and 14 international space agencies are challenging students to complete a nutrition and fitness program known as "Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut." Approximately 3,700 students from more than 25 different cities worldwide are participating in this six-week pilot project.(read more)

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