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Our Future Sun

Our Future Sun By Judith E Braffman-Miller Our Sun was born about 4.56 billion years ago from the jumbled fragments, left as lingering relics, of earlier generations of stars that perished long ago–their nuclear-fusing fires extinguished after consuming their necessary supply of fuel. Stars of all sizes fuse increasingly heavier and heavier atomic elements out of lighter ones, and when…

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A Giant “Oddball” Planet That’s Too Big For Its Star

A Giant “Oddball” Planet That’s Too Big For Its Star By Judith E Braffman-Miller For centuries we have stared up at the mysterious sky and wondered how our Sun and its retinue of planets came into being. As ground-based telescopes became increasingly sophisticated over time, and the technology was developed to dispatch probes into the vast wilderness of unexplored Space,…

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A Strange Wanderer From The Space Between Stars

A Strange Wanderer From The Space Between Stars By Judith E Braffman-Miller Interstellar comets and asteroids are alien wanderers that sometimes enter our Solar System after they have been ejected from the families of distant stars beyond our Sun. These orphaned objects are not bound to a parent-star, and they travel through the wilderness of the space between stars, lost…

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A Mysterious Poisonous Ice Cloud Haunts A Tortured Moon-World

A Mysterious Poisonous Ice Cloud Haunts A Tortured Moon-World By Judith E Braffman-Miller Titan is a veiled, frigid moon-world, enshrouded beneath a thick orange hydrocarbon fog, as it circles its ringed-gas-giant parent-planet Saturn in the outer Solar System–far from the golden welcoming warmth of our Sun. Titan is a frozen world, like its icy sister-moons that orbit the gaseous, giant…

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Object Visits From Beyond Solar System

  NASA reported on October 26, 2017 that astronomers have been watching a small body that could be an asteroid, or perhaps a comet, apparently from beyond our solar system, from somewhere in interstellar space. If that is indeed the case, it would be the first interstellar asteroid or comet to be observed and confirmed. The object is currently designated A 2017…

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