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The planet you’ve probably never heard of – CNN.com

Way out beyond Mars, but before you get to Jupiter, is a planet. You read that right. There’s a planet between Mars and Jupiter. You may not have heard of it, but it was discovered in 1801 [...]

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HubbleSite – Hubble’s Universe Unfiltered – The Marvel of Gravitational Lensing

One of the coolest marvels in the universe is a phenomenon known as “gravitational lensing.” Unlike many topics in astronomy, the images are not what makes it appealing. Gravitational [...]

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3753 Cruithne: The Story Behind Earth’s “Other” Moon And Its Completely Whacked Orbit

3753 Cruithne We all know and love the moon. We’re so assured that we only have one that we don’t even give it a specific name. It’s just The Moon. But the moon is not the [...]

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Explaining the Mysterious Martian Plumes | Sky & Telescope

The mysterious plumes seen on Mars may have a more prosaic explanation: an alignment of sunlight, winter clouds, and topography, with a dash of artifacts. A paper published February 16th [...]

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Barnard’s Loop and more in Orion | Today’s Image | EarthSky

Orion the Hunter of one of the brightest and easiest-to-find constellations. Orion also contains a vast region of bright and dark clouds, hidden to the eye. Source: Barnard’s Loop and more [...]

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Astronomy Guide: Tools, Tips and Equipment to Start Stargazing | Space.com

A beginner’s guide to amateur astronomy including basic tools as well as optional and aspirational equipment for more experienced stargazers. When dedicated stargazers venture outside to [...]

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