Astronomy Jargon 101: Celestial Sphere

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Paul M. Sutter

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! You’ll see from one side to the…

Tonga’s Incredible Underwater Volcano Eruption Seen From Space

An undersea volcano erupted near the Pacific island of Tonga, and several satellites caught the incredible explosion in action. The…

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Astronomy Jargon 101: Cepheid Variable

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! You’ll be surprised by today's topic: cepheid…

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“TrekTalks” Telethon Calls upon Star Trek Fandom to Meet the Needs of the Many

I grew up watching Star Trek inspired by what Trek imagined the future could be. Earth had done away with…

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Nearby Supernovae Exploded Just a few Million Years Ago, Leading to a Wave of Star Formation Around the Sun

The Sun isn't the only star in this galactic neighbourhood. Other stars also call this neighbourhood home. But what's the…

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Nancy Grace Roman Telescope Will do its Own, Wide-Angle Version of the Hubble Deep Field

Remember the Hubble Space Telescope's Deep Field and Ultra-Deep Field images? Those images showed everyone that what appears to be…

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The Gemini Constellation

Located in the northern hemisphere, there's the constellation Gemini (aka. The Twins) one of the 48 compiled by Ptolemy and…

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Astronomy Jargon 101: Coma

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! You’ll be surrounded by today's topic: coma!…

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Astronomy Jargon 101: Globular Clusters

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! You’ll feel a little old and red…

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Exoplanet Found With a Highly Eccentric Orbit

Observations made by an international team of researchers has found a mini-Neptune with the most eccentric orbit of any planet…

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