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Hubble spies on nearby brown dwarfs
ESA/Hubble & NASA, L. Bedin et al.
 

Hubble spies on nearby brown dwarfs

After three years, astronomers have ruled out a third body in this close‑by star system.

 

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Get a sneak peak of August's total solar eclipse
Eclipse Megamovie video by Google
 

Get a sneak peek of August's total solar eclipse

This website simulates what the eclipse will look like from your location.

 

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Galaxies are locked in place by their surroundings
NASA,ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, and the HFF Team (STScI)
 

Galaxies are locked in place by their surroundings

Astronomers have traced the alignment of galaxies in massive clusters back 10 billion years.

 

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Life on TRAPPIST‑1 could hitch a ride on meteors between worlds
NASA/JPL‑Caltech
 

Life on TRAPPIST‑1 could hitch a ride on meteors between worlds

The TRAPPIST‑1 planetary system could be one of the most promising places to find life... if its star isn't too volatile.

 

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Jupiter has two new moons
NASA/JPL
 

Jupiter has two new moons

And five lost ones have been found.

 

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Scientists think a little differently than most people in their quest to put together a realistic, accurate picture of the universe and how it works. Do you think like a scientist? Can you handle the truth?

 

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Episode 6 – Cari Corrigan  
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Episode 6 — Cari Corrigan

Astronomy editor‑in‑chief David J. Eicher talks with geologist and curator of meteorite collections at the National Museum of Natural History about geology, meteorites, and Mars.

 

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Asteroid Shatner is now officially part of our solar system  
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Asteroid Shatner is now officially part of our solar system

Someone once said, "Good things come to those who wait." And I now can announce that a very good thing has happened, indeed: the Minor Planet Center (MPC) has officially named an asteroid for William Shatner.

 

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The program allows users to look at the sky at any time and from any location on Earth, seeing what stars and planets are visible during any time of the night.

 

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TRIPS&TOURS

Norway's Aurora, Culture, and Scenic Wonders  

Norway's Aurora, Culture, and Scenic Wonders

Join TravelQuest in October 2017 as we weave together all of this and much more on a one‑of‑a‑kind journey to Norway. With eight nights of excellent opportunities to witness the elusive northern lights — plus pristine landscapes of extraordinary beauty and the proud legacy of Nordic history and culture — this Scandinavian adventure promises to create a lifetime of memories.

 

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The Coathanger  
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Dark nebula LDN 673 in Aquila

Scott Rosen from Pine Mountain Club, California.

 

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The Double Cluster in Perseus  
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The Double Cluster in Perseus

Neil Heacock from Indian Trail Spring, Oregon.

 

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Planetary nebula NGC 7048 in Cygnus  
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Planetary nebula NGC 7048 in Cygnus

Al Kelly from Friendswood, Texas.

 

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If you have an astronomy question about observing, equipment, the planets, stars, cosmology, or astronomy history, send it in! Astronomy magazine editors select five questions each month for publication in the Ask Astro section of the magazine. If your question is selected, we will forward it to an expert for a response. Then, the question and answer will appear together in a future issue. We may edit or revise your question for clarity.

 

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