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15 Days of Darkness In November 2016?

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NASA Confirms Earth Will Experience 15 Days Of Darkness In November 2016

Same fake like last year. 

If you publish crap like this, make at least sure the planet datas are correct. 234 more words


October 22 - Asteroid 209 Dido

Asteroid 209 Dido, discovered by C H F Peters on October 22nd 1879, is a large, C-type main belt asteroid with a very low albedo.   127 more words


October 21 - Asteroid 76 Freia

Today we say hello to 76 Freia, a large, dark, main belt asteroid, discovered on this day in 1862 by an extremely occasional visitor to these pages, the German astronomer Heinrich d’Arrest (this is his only asteroid discovery).   153 more words


Did the Mysterious 'Planet Nine' Tilt the Solar System?

Artist’s illustration of the putative Planet Nine, which may lie undiscovered in the outer solar system.

Credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

PASADENA, Calif. — The putative “Planet Nine” may have tilted the entire solar system, researchers say. 520 more words


October 19 - Subramanyan Chandrasekhar and IBEX - Exploring Limits

1910 – Birth of Indian astronomer Subramanyan Chandrasekhar in Lahore. Chandrasekhar studied at Cambridge University, but spent most of his working life at the University of Chicago. 225 more words

US Space Program

Two Undiscovered Dark Moons Appear to Be Hiding Near Uranus

Voyager 2 captured this stunning parting shot of Uranus as it headed off towards its next destination, Neptune. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

After re-examining data acquired by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, astronomers have detected wavy patterns in two of Uranus’s dark system of rings—patterns that may be indicative of two undiscovered moons.Like the other gas giants in our solar system, Uranus features a ring system, though it’s not nearly as spectacular as the one around Saturn. 352 more words


The Universe Has 10 Times More Galaxies Than Scientists Thought

The image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and covers a portion of the southern field of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS). This is a large galaxy census, a deep-sky study by several observatories to trace the formation and evolution of galaxies. 413 more words