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Will 2017 Be a Big Year for the Geminids?

The mornings of December 13 and 14, the Geminid Meteor shower peaks. The moon will be in a waning crescent and will only be visible just before dawn. Barring the effects local weather conditions, it should be a fine time for viewing the shower. Will 2017 Be a Big Year for the Geminids? Maybe. Here’s why… Other than the aforementioned…

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A Giant Planet Or A Tiny Stellar Failure?

    A Giant Planet Or A Tiny Stellar Failure? By Judith E Braffman-Miller Brown dwarfs are clearly the runts of the stellar litter, and are often referred to as “failed stars” because their meager masses are unable to light their stellar fires by way of the process of nuclear fusion–and, for this reason, brown dwarfs cannot shine like true…

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