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Jupiter Gets Whacked

By now, many might already know, a small space rock impacted Jupiter on March 17. Jupiter, with its immense girth, has been prone to impacts. In 1994, parts of Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into the gas giant and left large scars in the clouds. A similar scar

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Have You Heard About “Spooky,” The Halloween Asteroid?

Have you heard of our upcoming close encounter with”Spooky,” the asteroid? Yes, that’s what scientists have named the roughly 1,300-foot-wide (400 meters) asteroid 2015 TB145 that will zoom past 300,000 miles (roughly 1.3 times the average distance between Earth and

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Black Hole 12 Billion Times Bigger Than The Sun?

SDSS J0100+2802. That’s the name of the quasar hosting the massive black hole most recently spotted by human scientists. The international team led by astronomers from Peking University in China and from the University of Arizona recently announced it in their

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The First Stars Were Born Later Than Previously Estimated

Reading astronomy news always humbles me–makes me realize time and again my place in an enormous universe, the size of which is just unthinkable by my little human mind. This week I came across an article detailing the findings of

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Interesting Planet

“This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.” ― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

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