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Messier 9

“The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced the most detailed image so far of Messier 9, a globular star cluster located close to the center of the galaxy. This ball of stars is too faint to see with the naked eye, yet Hubble can see over 250,000 [10+05] individual stars shining in it. Messier 9, [...]

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6 (.0221415)

Avogadro’s Number is 6.0221415 X 1023 which is also quantified as N A. “Avogadro’s number, N A , is the fundamental physical constant that links the macroscopic physical world of objects that we can see and feel with the submicroscopic, invisible world of atoms. In theory, N A specifies the exact number of atoms in [...]

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(8.23E+) 38 (cubic kilometers)

Photo from FotoSearch On How Stuff Works website, the following question has been presented and answered… “How many teaspoons are there in a cubic light year? “This is such a great question because it really makes you think about the scale of the universe! Let’s take a look. “A good starting point is the teaspoon. [...]

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(M) 59 (& M60)

M59 & M60, which are also known as Messier 59 and Messier 60, are two of four galaxies observed in the Virgo cluster.  Billions (10+12) of stars are in both elliptical galaxies – which are estimated to be about 55 – 60 million light years away (10+23) while the asteroids observed are in our solar [...]

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Through the Cosmic Wind Towards Deep Space

In the L.A. Times yesterday,  there was an update on Voyager 1 which launched over 30 years ago and is getting very close to the edge of our solar system.  Not only is that amazing – but Voyager 1 has traveled further than “any human-made object ever has” !!  From Caltech, Ed Stone has been [...]

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8

8 planets in the solar system! The planets in order from biggest to smallest diameters are: 1) Jupiter 142,984 km 2) Saturn 120,536 km 3) Uranus 51,118 km 4) Neptune 49,528 km 5) Earth 12,756 km 6) Venus 12,100 km 7) Mars 6,794 km 8 ) Mercury 4,879 km “Our galaxy – the Milky Way [...]

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