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The Moon Shines Brightly Among NASA’s 2017 Highlights

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Moon became a key focus point for NASA in 2017, whether it was blocking out the Sun during one of the most-viewed events in U.S. history, or reinvigorating the agency’s human space exploration plans. One of the numerous NASA-related activities and actions the Trump Administration did in 2017 was to reconstitute the National…

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Distant Icy Worlds: The Dancers And Their Dance

    Distant Icy Worlds: The Dancers And Their Dance By Judith E Braffman-Miller Performing their mysterious, mesmerizing dance in the alien gloom of a perpetually frigid twilight, trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) keep themselves well-hidden from the prying eyes of curious astronomers who seek to find them in our Solar System’s most secretive and remote corners. The first TNO to be…

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Crystal Symmetry

Crystal Symmetry Crystal Symmetry By Tirumala Prasad Symmetry in crystals is due to the orderly arrangement of atoms. Such an arrangement of atoms is known as the lattice. In crystals there is a three dimensional arrangement of atoms. Such an arrangement is known as the space lattice. The imaginary lines drawn through the crystal lattice are known as the crystallographic…

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A Dynamic Duo Of Alien “Oddballs” May Solve The Puffy Planet Puzzle

    A Dynamic Duo Of Alien “Oddballs” May Solve The Puffy Planet Puzzle By Judith E Braffman-Miller Hot Jupiters are wacky Wonder Worlds that cling closely to their parent-stars in incredibly speedy, roasting orbits. These bewitching behemoths are gas giant exoplanets with orbital periods that are less than 10 days long, and their extremely hot orbits around their roiling,…

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Astronomers Complete Global Asteroid Tracking Drill

Back in October, astronomers tested the TC4 Observation Campaign by using a real Near Earth Asteroid to practice global response to a potential threat. There are potentially millions of chunks of flying debris of various sizes in space that constantly sweep past Earth. Astronomers know that there no large, continent-destroying asteroids that are on a collision course with our planet,…

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Triton: The Mystery Moon That May Be Neptune’s Ruthless Guest

    Triton: The Mystery Moon That May Be Neptune’s Ruthless Guest By Judith E Braffman-Miller Banded, beautiful, and a bewitching sapphire blue, the ice-giant planet Neptune is the most distant major planet from our Star–and it is also circled by a bizarre large moon that may not have been born a moon at all. Neptune’s moon, Triton, may really…

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ARE NIGHT SKIES GETTING BRIGHTER?

  Earth’s night skies continue to get brighter despite efforts of groups to reduce the effects of artificial lighting. One particular group, the International Dark-Sky Association has campaigned for decades to reduce artificial light at night. Yet a new study shows our night skies are still brightening at a yearly rate of 2 percent. A study shows a possible correlation between…

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