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Here’s How to See the Geminid Meteor Shower Tonight

Every December, as Earth passes through a debris-filled trail left by the 3200 Phaethon asteroid, we puny humans can get a glimpse of the burning debris, dust, and rocks that is the annual Geminid meteor shower. This year is no different, and all that detritus will provide a pretty dazzling light show tonight, …Read more… […]

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This Could Be the Most Detailed Image of a Distant Star Yet

Orion is the Beyonce of constellations. Pretty much everyone has heard of it and seen it (you can even see it in New York despite the light pollution). It’s hard not to like it. And if you spend some time studying its behavior and meaning, you’ll only appreciate its intricacies even more.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Could Be the Most Detailed Image of a Distant Star Yet

Orion is the Beyonce of constellations. Pretty much everyone has heard of it and seen it (you can even see it in New York despite the light pollution). It’s hard not to like it. And if you spend some time studying its behavior and meaning, you’ll only appreciate its intricacies even more.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This New Hubble Image Has Nothing to Do With Guardians of the Galaxy

On Thursday, May 4th, Hubble dropped a “cute” press release comparing a new image of a galaxy cluster to the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. It was a timely yet mega-dad corny way to make the image of the galaxy cluster Abell 370 seem relevant. While there’s literally no connection between the […]

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