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Two Comets Headed Our Way

  There is some big and exciting news for sky watchers in the coming months. Two comets are headed our way soon. No they will not hit us. They will both safely pass us by, the experts say. Comet 21P/ Giacobini-Zinner will be the first comet to pass us. Astronomers have given it the simple nickname of 21P. It is the parent…

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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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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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