Possible orbital path of Planet X
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The Night Sky This Month: September 2021

September 1, 2021 James Miller 0

The notion of an unknown planet being present somewhere in the solar system does not have a universal appeal among astronomers. The gravitational effects of such a planet, however, remains the most plausible explanation for […]

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The Night Sky This Month: July 2021

July 1, 2021 James Miller 0

While free-floating clouds of gas are not exactly rare in the Universe, this particular cloud seen in above image has been puzzling astronomers since 2017, when it was first discovered by the Japanese Subaru telescope. […]

NASA’s Ingenuity “helicopter”
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The Night Sky This Month: May 2021

May 1, 2021 James Miller 0

This image above shows the shadow of NASA’s Ingenuity “helicopter”. The image was captured by an onboard, downward-facing camera as the craft hovered above the Martian surface during a test flight on April 19th 2021. […]

Hydrocarbon-filled lakes on Titan
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The Night Sky This Month: March 2021

February 28, 2021 James Miller 0

The vernal equinox occurs on March 20th, on which date spring arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, and summer ends in the Southern Hemisphere. In the meantime, the excitement around the successful deployment of the Perseverance […]

spiral galaxy NGC 5575
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The Night Sky This Month: February 2021

January 31, 2021 James Miller 0

The February night sky presents a plethora of astronomical events to enjoy. This includes The Winter Hexagon, which is an asterism consisting of some of the brightest stars across six different constellations. These stars, namely […]

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