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Astronomers find an Earth-size world just 11 light years away

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Astronomers have discovered a planet 35 percent more massive than Earth in orbit around a red dwarf star just 11 light years from the Sun. 332 more words


John Reflects the Light


There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.  628 more words

The First Interstellar Object Ever Found Now Has a Name: 'Oumuamua

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(Image: Halley’s Comet as captured by the European Space Agency’s Giotto spacecraft in 1986.)

The International Astronomical Union—the group responsible for the official names of space objects—recently ran into what it… 1,083 more words


A one-of-a-kind supernova was seen exploding — over and over again

(Source: www.theverge.com)

In September 2014, when astronomer Iair Arcavi found a new supernova in the night sky, he didn’t think much of it. It looked like any other star that had just died and violently burst apart. 1,000 more words


A Lifetime of Astronomy

A Lifetime of Astronomy[1]

My 79th birthday was September 5, 2017. I am privileged to have had his many years. I have seen some remarkable things in science in my years, among the most impressive have been the growth of astronomy. 3,766 more words


Percival Lowell

Percival Lowell—A Life in Astronomy[1]

Percival Lowell was one of the most curious characters in the history of astronomy. He produced a legacy of important work, and established the desert southwest as an astronomical mecca. 2,674 more words