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Size Doesn’t Matter

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        Dwarf planets may be too small to be considered full-fledged planets, but that doesn’t make them any less interesting or important. With the exclusion of Pluto from the list of planets, which has sparked quite a debate and controversy which still continues to divide the scientists, the spotlight has been shifted

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Moons Of Jupiter

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        If you have been reading this blog, you’d notice that we’ve pretty much covered all the planets of the Solar System, discovering their diversity, each and every one of them a fascinating world with its own unique characteristics and idiosyncrasies. They differ vastly in size, mass, density, orbit, state of aggregation

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Nuclear Giant

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        Even though it’s about 149 million kilometers away from Earth, the Sun has an immense impact on Earth, not just through light and heat, which is are the key factors that make life possible on our planet. Located in the heart of our Solar System, as the largest object among all,

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… 995, 996, 997, 998…

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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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