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Neptune

For this year (2015), Neptune is closest to Earth on August 31’st. It reaches opposition to us by September 1st. And keep in mind that being close is a long way away! 31 more words

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Telecon: 50 Years of Exoplanets: The View from 2045

On July 11, 2015, we had an exclusive member’s only opportunity to listen to a presentation by Dr. Charles Beichman, the Executive Director of the NASA Exoplanet Science institute. 22 more words

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Hubble Telescope Captures the Twin Jet Nebula 'Cosmic Butterfly'

Hubble recently captured spectacular images of M2-9, known as the Twin Jet Nebula. This unusual object is 2,100 light years from earth. It was discovered in 1947 by astronomer Rudolph Minkowski. 19 more words

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What's Up for August, 2015

What exciting things are happening in the night sky? Check out the video below, from NASA’S Jet Propulsion Laboratory:

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50 Years of Exoplanet Science: The View From 2045

The Star Valley Astronomy Club had the exciting opportunity to attend a teleconference presentation on July 21st, 2015 entitled: 50 Years of Exoplanet Science: The View From 2045… 391 more words

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Pluto from New Horizon spacecraft flyby

Pluto was captured in this spectacular image captured by New Horizons.  Pluto appears to be a dwarf planet, with moons. Click the link below to see a spectacular image: 7 more words

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What's up for July, 2015

What exciting things are happening in the night sky? Check out the video below, from NASA’S Jet Propulsion Laboratory:

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