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Determining an Exoplanet

Check out this recent report from NASA on an exoplanet named Fomalhaut b, which orbits a 200-million-year-old star [10+08] called Fomalhaut, every 872 years [10+02]: “A second look at data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is reanimating the claim that the nearby star Fomalhaut hosts a massive exoplanet. The study suggests that the planet, named [...]

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2 (Galaxies)

An excerpt from Nancy Atkinson’s “Twin Spiral Galaxies Dance Together” in  Universe Today “…  The image was obtained, appropriately enough by the Gemini South telescope in Chile using GMOS, the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph. These two nearly identical spiral galaxies are in Virgo, 90 million light years distant, in the early stages of a gentle gravitational [...]

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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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Super Discovery by 10 year old

From CNN news…  “A 10-year-old Canadian girl will head back to school this month with a good case for some extra credit in science: She became the youngest person to discover a supernova during the holiday break. “Kathryn Aurora Gray of Fredericton, New Brunswick, spotted the exploding star, dubbed supernova 2010lt, on Monday from an [...]

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