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Large storm on sun sparked global aurora on Mars | EarthSky.org

Scientists said the solar event “lit up Mars like a light bulb.” It was the biggest event of its kind so far observed by spacecraft in Mars orbit and on the Source: Large storm on sun sparked global aurora on Mars | EarthSky.org Advertisements

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The Mysterious Progenitor of Tycho’s “New Star”

The Mysterious Progenitor of Tycho’s “New Star” By Judith E Braffman-Miller The supernova of 1572 is often called Tycho’s Supernova because of the Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe’s (1536-1601), extensive work on this brilliant stellar blast, De nova et nullius aevi memoria prius visa stella (“Concerning the Star, new and never before seen in the life or memory of anyone”), published…

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The Bizarre Case Of A Main Belt Comet

The Bizarre Case Of A Main Belt Comet By Judith E Braffman-Miller Some of the smaller denizens of our Solar System are playful little objects that refuse to be neatly categorized as one thing or another. Like small children with a wicked, teasing grin, some asteroids and comets seem to take a perverse pleasure in their obstinate game of hide…

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