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A Probe’s Journey to the Sun

  After a successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket, its passenger, NASA’s Parker Probe, is now on its way to rendezvous with the sun. Onlookers cheerfully watched as lift off occurred at 3:31am EDT from Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The spacecraft, which is roughly the size of…

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Every Point is a Galaxy, According to ESA

The Herschel Space Observatory, which is operated by the European Space Agency presented an astounding image. The image captured appear as if it were just  a square filled with tiny grains of static. Then you realize that every point is a distant galaxy, millions of them. According to the ESA, each of these minute marks represents the “heat” emanating from…

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Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in July 2018

    Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in July 2018 By Matthew Engel The lunar eclipse on July 27-28, 2018 was the second of three eclipses this summer. This eclipse was a full blood Moon Lunar Eclipse with Mars Retrograde conjunct (lined up) with it. Mars has to do with anger, self-expression, motivation, sexuality, creativity, and the energy that gets us…

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Astronomers Have Finally Found Our Galaxy’s Missing Sister

    Astronomers Have Finally Found Our Galaxy’s Missing Sister By Judith E Braffman-Miller The first galaxies formed very long ago, when our almost 14 billion year old Universe was less than a billion years of age. Our own Milky Way Galaxy likewise is very ancient–a large starlit pinwheel twirling in space that is thought to be about 13.6 billion…

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Pluto And Charon: Their True Colors Are Shining Through

    Pluto And Charon: Their True Colors Are Shining Through By Judith E Braffman-Miller We are a curious species; we like to explore alien places that lie far beyond the comfortable world that we know. And so we sail into the mysterious and dangerous darkness of distant space to see that which no one has ever before seen, kissed…

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Scientific Serendipity And New Moons For Jupiter

    Scientific Serendipity And New Moons For Jupiter By Judith E Braffman-Miller Strange things have occurred in the distant domain of the giant gaseous planets that inhabit the outer regions of our Solar System. Far from our Sun, the four worlds twirl in secretive splendor where they rule over their mysterious kingdom of cold darkness. Of the quartet of…

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