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Paul Sutherland
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Journalist, author and amateur astronomer
Journalist, author and amateur astronomer

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The intriguing discovery of seven rocky planets orbiting one nearby star. http://www.skymania.com/wp/2017/02/cool-stars-seven-rocky-planets-offer-chance-life.html/11848/


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People in parts of the southern hemisphere, from southern Chile and Patagonia to Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, can see an annular eclipse of the Sun this coming Sunday. This is where the Moon is at a more distant point in its orbit than during a total eclipse, and so is unable to cover the Sun completely.

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Here is your chance to find a new planet in the Solar System! 

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Valentine's Day sees Venus, the planet named after the goddess of love, shining brilliantly in the evening sky.

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I get goose-bumps watching this. Four planets orbiting the star HR 8799 in Pegasus.

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Venus is a brilliant object in the evening sky right now - but have you spotted Mars close by? Here's my report.

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I've written a guide to spotting the bright planets Mercury and Saturn before sunrise - as well as Jupiter.

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A lovely clear sky here tonight so I managed to capture asteroid Vesta (ringed). This is a 15-second exposure at ISO 2000 using a Fujifilm X-M1 camera, fitted with a 50mm Olympus Zuiko lens. Remember, I have a guide on how to see it. http://www.skymania.com/wp/2017/01/see-asteroid-vesta-shining-best.html/11683/
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Here's my guide to seeing and photographing Vesta, the brightest of the asteroids.

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My report on the new bid to seek out alien, potentially habitable worlds in the Alpha Centauri system.
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