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Old Jan 16 2010, 05:15 PM   #16
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Default Re: Hubble finds most distant primeval galaxies

Originally Posted by Lady Maelin View Post
Hans...this was very interesting to see and thanks to Steven, to read about. It's a shame that we don't get to hear more about these kinds of happenings on the evening news!!!
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: 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 here. The site 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.
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