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Water and the Future of Life Beyond Earth

The search for habitable life beyond Earth is a driving force to the human existence. For a place to be …

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APF Telescopes used to Discover Nearby Planetary System

This week, a collective team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, UC Berkeley & the University of …

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An End to the Discovery of Bright Kuiper Belt Objects?

Check out this image from Universe Today: This shows the largest known objects in the Kuiper Belt. Pretty interesting to …

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Merging Green Galaxies

This picture is a pretty cool visual representation of what’s going on way out there in outer space. This picture …

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Solar Flares: Terrifying, Fascinating, or Both?

Check out this animated gif released by NASA earlier this week. Just a few days ago, the Solar Dynamics Observatory …

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Dawn Reaches Ceres

Ceres, the dwarf planet located in the Asteroid Belt, has a new inhabitant. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has just recently entered …

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Dragonfly Telescope

Telescopes are instruments used in the observation of distant objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (Wikipedia). Because of their necessity for …

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“Is Dark Matter Perfectly Dark?

Dark Matter is perhaps the universe’s greatest enigma. Matter that cannot be seen yet accounts for roughly 80% of universal …

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Historical Astronomers in Context: Tycho Brahe (1546-1601)

a) Tycho Brahe Born: December 14, 1546 Died: October 24, 1601 b) Tycho Brahe lived at the same time as Johannes …

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A Human Perspective of the Cosmic Calendar

In this blog post, I will be discussing the advent of the Cosmic Calendar. Astrophysicists developed the Cosmic Calendar as …

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