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Tabby’s Star and the Alien Megastructure Theory Debunked

There’s a star located 1,280 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus that has been confusing…

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Dwarf Planet Facts: Haumea

The dwarf planet designated 136108 Haumea and its two satellites were discovered by Mike Brown…

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Dwarf Planet Facts: Pluto

The image above shows a near true color picture of the dwarf planet designated 134340…

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Asteroid Facts: Hygiea

The image above includes a light-curve derived 3D model of the C-type asteroid designated 10…

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Asteroid Facts: Pallas

The image above shows the somewhat oblate shape of the B-type asteroid designated 2 Pallas,…

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Asteroid Facts: Vesta

The asteroid designated 4 Vesta is one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt…

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Asteroid Facts: Ceres

The image above shows a near true color picture of the C-type (carbonaceous) asteroid 1…

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The Night Sky This Month: January 2018

Happy 2018! January presents a perfect opportunity to view some of the winter sky’s most…

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Nebulae Named After Birds

With this list, we present a few nebulae of various types that are said to…

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Nebulae Named After Insects

Nebulae are large clouds of interstellar dust and ionized gases which provide the basic building…

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