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The Solar System: An Overview

This year I learned details about the Solar System that I did not even know existed.  Before astronomy this year, I did not know about the Kuiper Belt.   258 more words

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Mars again

I had another evening with the scope last night. Actually, I had gone to bed ,but through my window I could see how clear it was. 69 more words

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Getting There is Challenge Enough

This article, first in a series from Mental_Floss, examines the realistic challenges of getting people to, and settling on Mars from an engineer’s perspective. 10 more words

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Solar Sunday

PLEASE DO NOT OBSERVE THE SUN DIRECTLY WITH YOUR EYES OR ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT. PLEASE READ BELOW FOR ONE WAY TO SAFELY OBSERVE THE SUN! 47 more words

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EARTH, OUR PLANET

Planet Earth! A Kids Book About Planet Earth-Fun Facts & Pictures About Our Oceans, Mountains, Rivers,Deserts, Endangered Species & More

Written by Alexander G. Michaels… 360 more words

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New Hubble view shows objects a billion times fainter than your...

New Hubble view shows objects a billion times fainter than your eyes can see. Astronomers say this image also offers a remarkable depth of field that lets us see more than halfway to the edge of the observable universe. 18 more words

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Mars is Cool!

It’s the Rock ‘n Roll Planet

Mars has approximately half the diameter of Earth. It is less dense than Earth, having about 15% of Earth’s volume and 11% of the mass. 99 more words

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