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                    Artist impression of the Schiaparelli module after the parachute has been deployed. image credit: ESA/ATG medialab   It travelled half a billion kilometers across the solar system, deployed its parachute flawlessly and survived a…
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An artist’s conception of the exoplanet Kepler-452b (R), a possible candidate for Earth 2.0, as compared with Earth (L). Image credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle. Is Proxima Centauri’s ‘Earth-like’ planet actually like Earth at all? By Ethan Siegel  …
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Image Credit: Dan Brandon Come Join RBAC  at Annie’s Frozen Custard for International Observe the Moon Night and look through telescopes and enjoy hands on activities before feasting on some delicious frozen treats!     International Observe the Moon…
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Galaxy cluster Abell S1063 (left) as imaged with the Hubble Space Telescope as part of the Frontier Fields program. The distorted images of the background galaxies are a consequence of the warped space dues to Einstein’s general relativity; the parallel…
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By Ethan Siegel   When the advent of large telescopes brought us the discoveries of Uranus and then Neptune, they also brought the great hope of a Solar System even richer in terms of large, massive worlds. While the asteroid belt and the Kuiper belt were…
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By Ethan Siegel Image credit: E. Siegel, created with Stellarium, of a small section of the western skies as they will appear this August 27th just after sunset from the United States, with Venus and Jupiter separated by less than 6 arc-minutes as shown.…
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Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech PASADENA, California — For the second time ever, a spacecraft has slipped into orbit around huge and mysterious Jupiter. NASA’s robotic Juno probe began circling the solar system’s largest planet tonight (July 4), ending a…
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By Ethan Siegel When isolated stars like our Sun reach the end of their lives, they’re expected to blow off their outer layers in a roughly spherical configuration: a planetary nebula. But the most spectacular bubbles don’t come from gas-and-plasma…
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This view of North America as seen in Google Earth shows colored areas that denote levels of light pollution as detailed in the New World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness. Fabio Falchi et al./AAAS The luminous glow of light pollution prevents nearly 80…
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