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November 28 - KBO 20000 Varuna

We hurtle way beyond the asteroid belt today, for a change, to celebrate the discovery of 20000 Varuna, first spotted for what it is on November 28th… 235 more words

Astronomy

Astronomical Concepts - Week 3

The main theme of this week’s session was the outer part of our solar system. This includes:

  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune
  • Pluto
  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Oort Cloud…
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Plutonic Goofyness

Andy Diehl brings up a question worth considering over a tasty beverage.  How come Pluto’s a dog and Goofy’s a dog but Pluto gets the collar end of the leash?  703 more words

Comet 67P and Rosetta: a tribute

Comet 67P Churyumov–Gerasimenko, or just plain 67P has been a bit of a superstar ever since the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Probe fell into orbit around it in August, 2014. 294 more words

New Horizons Closes Out August With Two Great Stories

The brilliantly successful New Horizons that flew by Pluto in a spectacular reconnaissance mission on 14 July last year closes out this month with two great stories. 567 more words

Astronomy

Triton

Welcome to Triton, the largest moon of Neptune! Triton is so great in size compared to the other moons of Neptune that its mass makes up 99.5% of Neptune’s moon system. 385 more words

Juno's Last Desperate Act

She is going to kill herself and there is nothing we can do about it. Not one thing. She’s too far gone. Beyond useful communication. On a spinning trajectory of doom. 880 more words

Comedy