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Wandering Stars And Cosmic Disasters

Wandering Stars And Cosmic Disasters By Judith E Braffman-Miller Comets are delicate and transient visitors from our Solar System’s frigid, dark twilight regions beyond the orbit of the outermost major planet, Neptune. These dazzling objects come screaming into the warm and well-lit inner Solar System, close to the brilliant fires and melting heat of our Sun, with their sparkling thrashing…

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Earth’s Moon Has A Soggy Secret

In the tragicomedy that characterizes human relationships, it has been said that the closer we get to someone, the weirder that person gets. Earth’s Moon is our planet’s closest neighbor in Space–mysterious, bewitching, bothersome, and bewildering, it has successfully hidden many of its secrets from the prying eyes of curious observers.

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Jupiter: The Banded, Big, And Precocious “King Of Planets”

Jupiter: The Banded, Big, And Precocious “King Of Planets” By Judith E Braffman-Miller Banded, big, and precocious, the gas-giant Jupiter is our Solar System’s resident planetary behemoth with a mass that is one-thousandth that of our Sun–and two and a half times that of all the other planets in our Solar System combined. Jupiter is like a star in composition,…

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The Icy Moon That Toppled Over

The Icy Moon That Toppled Over By Judith E Braffman-Miller Saturn’s ocean-bearing, icy moon Enceladus is a small, bright world of mystery. For decades, planetary scientists did not know why Enceladus was the brightest world in our entire Solar System, or how it was linked to its parent planet’s E ring, but NASA’s highly successful Cassini mission to the ringed…

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There’s Something New In The Heavens Named “Synestia”

There’s Something New In The Heavens Named “Synestia” By Judith E Braffman-Miller Scientific detectives now have something new to look for in the mysterious heavens–a doughnut shaped body composed of vaporized molten rock that has been named synestia by its discoverers. This new and strange beast inhabiting the celestial zoo is believed to form when planet-sized objects smash catastrophically into…

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