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Old Jan 19 2010, 01:36 PM   #19
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Default Re: Hubble finds most distant primeval galaxies

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Originally Posted by Hans View Post
Technically we could, Oldwolf. But would there be enough interest, enough people using it? If I were a professional scientist I'd be pretty careful with my data.

Let's first try and generate more interest in general for this and we'll see what pops up, OK?
My stuff's not so interesting for people outside of my area (I think my pictures are pretty but that's more because they're !results! ) but I know that I have to be careful because of potential patent stuff.

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That's because the science stories, unless they are major discoveries or controversial in some way, usually get bumped from the news bulletins by something else. However, now that nearly all broadcasters and newspapers have web sites, you can often find the minor science stories collected there. For example, the BBC has a "Science and Nature" page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/. If you check this regularly, and follow up the "related links" you can find all kinds of stories.

On the other hand, if you want to hear science stories straight from the source when they happen you can sign up to a mailing list. NASA have a mailing list (snglist) which you can sign up to here. You can also sign up for email alerts from spaceweather.com here. The site http://www.heavens-above.com/ can also be used to find out what is visible in the sky at your location at any time. It's good for predicting international space station events, for example.
There's New Scientist too (I don't have the web address handy).
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