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7 Things You Should Know About the Kuiper Belt

1. The Kuiper Belt is an elliptical band of objects beyond Neptune’s orbit extending from 30 to 55 AU. It is similar to the asteroid belt except the objects in the Kuiper Belt are made more from ice than rock. Pluto is a part of the Kuiper Belt and comets can be found there as … Continue reading 7 Things You Should Know About the Kuiper Belt Continue reading

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The Million Star Falsehood

I was only a little bit surprised when I learned recently that there were not a million stars visible in our night sky. ¬†One million is a huge number, and as small as stars are, I never believed there was nearly enough space in our sky for one million of them to be visible. ¬†However, […] Continue reading

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