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The Night Sky This Month: July 2018

In the northern hemisphere, July presents an ideal opportunity to stargaze whilst enjoying pleasant outdoor…

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What Is The Green Flash Phenomenon?

The image above shows a dramatic example of a green flash, as seen from the…

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New Study Doubles the Milky Way’s Diameter

The image above shows an annotated map of the Milky Way, based on recent distance…

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New Finding Resolves One More Mystery about How Massive Galaxies Form

The upper panel in the image above shows the observed average movements of stars within…

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Why Pluto’s Dunes Are Similar to Those on Earth

The image above, taken by the New Horizons space probe in July of 2015, shows…

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What is The Belt of Venus Atmospheric Phenomenon?

The image above shows the Belt of Venus, a rosy-hued band of light between Earth’s…

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Why We May Not Want To Visit Some Exoplanets

The image above shows an artists’ impression of the exoplanet Kepler-452b, the first exoplanet that…

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Making Stuff in Space: Off-Earth Manufacturing is Just Getting Started

Space is a perilous place for humans to inhabit: microgravity slackens our muscles and upsets…

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Examining the Phenomenon of Lunar Rainbows

The image above shows an example of a moonbow that appeared over Maui, Hawaii in…

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The Night Sky This Month: June 2018

The summer solstice occurs on June 21st, which is the longest day of the year…

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