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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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(NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day -) 1 (Supernova)

From NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day “Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.” October 9, 2011 Nobels for a Strange Universe Image Credit: High-Z Supernova Search Team, HST, NASA Explanation: “Thirteen years ago results were first presented indicating [...]

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NASA Reveals Cosmic Exclamation Point

NASA recently released an image of two galaxies colliding together in the formation of an enormous exclamation point. NASA explained that, “VV 340, also known as Arp 302, provides a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the early stages of their interaction. The edge-on galaxy near the top of the image is VV 340 [...]

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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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