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          We’ve already touched on the subject of exoplanets, but it is such a rich and exciting topic, with something new popping up every day. It all started two decades ago, when astronomers first discovered a world beyond the boundaries of our solar system. Right now, as we speak, the number

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Taking Out The Trash

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Although space is a very big place, bigger than we can imagine, it is getting increasingly crowded, at least when it comes down to space travel. The Earth is surrounded by millions of pieces coming from man-made debris, which represent a potential hazard for other functioning objects in Earth’s Orbit. Beginning in 1957 with the

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A Star Is Born (Part II)

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      We pick up where we left off with Part I. One of the characteristics which define stars is also their color. Stars come in a whole variety of colors, from those tinted red to those that have a hint of blue in them, and everything else in between. Although it may seem

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A Star Is Born (Part I)

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Even in the most ancient civilizations we know about, stars played a crucial role, be it through religion or navigation, making astronomy one of the oldest sciences, if not the oldest. The invention of a telescope, followed by the invention of photography and spectroscopy, allowed for a closer research of the stars themselves, and to

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Sky Spiral

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Today we’re going to talk about our galactic home: the Milky Way. Although we’ve covered the matter partially by presenting the planets and Solar System which reside within the Milky Way, there’s so much more out there, and we’re going to focus on the most interesting facts. Source: www.nasa.gov In terms of size, the Milky

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Distant Cousin

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    We often look at the night sky and wonder if there’s anybody out there, are we alone in the universe, how far is the planet, or planets that could host life similar to life on Earth, how would they look, the questions just keep piling up, which goes to show that the idea

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Stranger Than Fiction

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        There are countless fascinating and downright unbelievable things, events and objects scientists have been able to discover so far. There are many, many more inside the uncharted depths of space. But, for now, what we do know is still pretty cool, and sometimes just plain weird, proving that sometimes, truth can

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Cosmic Fireworks

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Those of you who have seen a meteor shower at some point in your life will agree with me when I say it’s a truly incredible experience. The cosmic fireworks blazing across a dark blue sky are really something to remember. But how and when do meteor showers occur? Well, when dust particles that separated

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Through The Looking Glass

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        Along with the hopefully informative articles on this blog, you also have the opportunity to view some of the spectacular imagery which chronicles our exploration of space. Some of it was captured by astronauts during their spacewalks, or by space probes like Voyager 1 and 2 on their voyage into uncharted

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