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It is now winter here in the northern hemisphere, and we’re expecting snow on Friday in Washington, DC. But fear of snow doesn’t stop us from going observing…and observing we have been! 514 more words
Are they stars? Are they lost planets? Brown dwarfs, the galaxy’s dark, wandering orbs, are some of space’s most perplexing features. They’re larger than Jupiter but smaller than stars, glow on their own and, well, they’re just really strange. 12 more words
Continuing our exploration of the exoplanets, today we’re visiting a planet called Gliese 504b.
Gliese 504b isn’t the kind of alphanumeric gobbledygook we usually get for exoplanet designations, but still… I prefer actual names, or at least nicknames. 377 more words