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Our Milky Way Galaxy

The Milky Way is a large barred spiral galaxy with four arms: the Sagittarius arm, Perseus arm, Outer arm, and Scutum-Centaurus arm. Majority of the stars in the Milky Way are single or binary stars; however, there are three distinct types of star clusters, collections of tens to thousands of stars, within the galaxy. TheseContinue reading “Our Milky Way Galaxy” Continue reading

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Nearby Star System Discovered

Above: an artist’s conception of the binary system On the same note of new discoveries, Kevin Luhman, a researcher in Penn State’s Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, just discovered a pair of stars that constitute the closest star system found in a century, and the third-closest star system we have ever discovered.  The binary […] Continue reading

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Just how big is the universe?

It is impossible to comprehend just how big the universe is simply from a description. I could tell you that the Earth is approximately 150 million km from the sun and that it takes over 8 minutes for the sun’s light to reach us but understanding it is completely different. This video uploaded by stormeindustries […] Continue reading

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