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Troy Oakes
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Aerosols comprise small particles in the atmosphere; they form the nucleus within a cloud around which water condenses, forming the cloud. Aerosols come from natural sources like volcanic eruptions or desert dust; however, they can also come from man-made sources, for example the burning of wood, coal, or oil.
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Using the Kepler Space Telescope, a team of astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and San Diego State University (SDSU) were able to identify the new planet, Kepler-1647 b. Planets that orbit two stars are called circumbinary planets; however, some call them “Tatooine” planets, after Luke Skywalker’s homeland in Star Wars.
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The research team from the University of Delaware, led by John Gizis, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, discovered the “ultra-cool” brown dwarf known as 2MASS 0335+23. The brown dwarf has a temperature of only 4400°F, and can generate flares stronger than the Sun’s.
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Discovered in a shipwreck on the floor of the Aegean Sea off the coast of Greece in 1901, the Antikythera Mechanism is an intricate high-tech relic from an ancient age. Dated around 150 B.C., the device was used to calculate astronomical events and other celestial happenings.
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