Category Archives: Skywatching

2016 Discoveries: Could Long Rumored “Planet X” Actually Be “Planet Nine”?

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“The key observation is that there are these Kuiper Belt objects, the most distant objects beyond the orbit of Neptune, the ones that swing out the farthest from the sun so they’re the ones that are the least affected by … Continue reading

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Finally, Pluto! After an Epic 9.5 Year Journey, NEW HORIZONS Commences Her Historic Fly-By

Update 7.15.2015 Visit http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ for all the latest breaking news updates on data and photos arriving from yesterday’s historic Pluto flyby of New Horizons. On Twitter: follow hashtag #PlutoFlyby It seems like it has taken FOREVER!  🙂 !!  => #PlutoFlyby … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Pluto and It’s Five Known Moons: Target Date July 14th 2015

“Nix, Styx, Hydra, Charon and Kerberos” – the five known moons of Pluto all have magical sounding fairy names which make them sound a little bit like the five known dwarves [ or gnomes] of the solar system. Hilariously, at … Continue reading

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Hubble Telescope Records Shock Collision Inside a Black Hole Jet

This astronomy report appeared on http://www.sciencecodex.com/hubble_sees_shock_collision_inside_black_hole_jet-158049 on May 28th 2015. Hubble sees shock collision inside black hole jet Posted By News On May 28, 2015 – 3:36pm When you’re blasting though space at more than 98 percent of the speed … Continue reading

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Brightest Known Galaxy in the Universe “Shines with the Light of 300 Trillion Suns”

Re-posted courtesy of ‘Motherboard’ science news blog on May 24th 2015 Sometimes when you gaze billions of years into our universe’s past, you’ll find something so stunning that even the cold, scientific terms to describe it sound poetic. Take the … Continue reading

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