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Jupiter Is About To Come So Close You Can See Its Moons With Binoculars
You won't need a telescope to get some incredible views of our solar system's largest planet.
Illustration by Roberto Molar Candanosa/Carnegie Institution via Reuters
Pink Dwarf Planet Nicknamed 'Farout' Is Solar System's Most Distant Object
By Will Dunham, Reuters - Text
The astronomer who nicknamed the planet "Farout" said he did so because it's both "cool" and "a very-far-out object in distance."
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Bigger Moons Have Moons, And Some Are Calling Them 'Moonmoons'
The New Scientist magazine popularized the term, but two astronomers have already named them "submoons."
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Weird Goblin Planet Found On The Edge Of Solar System
The dwarf planet is new evidence of the long-sought Planet X.
Astronomers Classify Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua As A Comet
By Will Dunham, Reuters
The scientists came to the conclusion after examining 'Oumuamua's trajectory.
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Unusual Asteroid Could Be An Interstellar Guest To Our Solar System
The supposed "interstellar immigrant" is located near Jupiter but has an atypical orbit.
What Spending A Year In A Mars Simulation Taught This Scientist About Humanity
Sheyna Gifford explains how living in a Mars simulation changed her outlook on Earth's future.
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SpaceX Rocket Blasts Off Carrying NASA's New Planet-Hunting Telescope
By Joey Roullette, Reuters
The telescope is designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of harboring life.
How To Watch The Solar Eclipse
The solar eclipse will happen Monday, August 21 so here’s how to safely watch.
Krispy Kreme Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Limited Edition Chocolate-Glazed Doughnuts
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This series of images composited together shows the 2008 solar eclipse as viewed from Novosibirsk, Russia. (Kalan, CC BY 3.0; https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kalan)
Ten Facts About The Light, The Dark And The Total Solar Eclipse
Kimberly K. Arcand
Science visualization expert working in astronomy & space scie...
Co-authored by Megan Watzke On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will be visible from Oregon to South Carolina. This event
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52 Of Cassini's Most Beautiful Postcards From The Outer Solar System
Popular Science brings its readers amazing innovations and dis...
The spacecraft completely changed our view of Saturn and her moons.
From Sea To Shining Sea, A Solar System 'Road Trip' With Astronaut Chris Hadfield
With the sun at Long Island and Pluto on the Santa Monica pier, the journey is "kind of startling and extremely memorable."
Donald Trump Elected President; Other Planets Move Away From Earth
Only Pluto remains undecided about remaining where it is, although the dwarf planet is, admittedly, still in the throes of a hangover from yesterday's events.
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A Supermoon Like This One Won't Come Again Until 2034
Skywatchers are in for a big, bright treat in two weeks!
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The Sun's Mysterious Tilt Gets A Surprising Explanation
Astronomers point to Planet Nine.
New $50 Million Fund Means Better Access to Finance for Companies Operating Beyond the Grid
Climate policy professional
OPIC's engagement with this fund is hopefully a sign of more engagement by institutional investors in the beyond-the-grid
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2-Year-Old Neil DeGrasse Tyson Pens Awesome Birthday Thank You
Awww look, a baby astrophysicist.
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Bill Nye Is 'Open-Minded But Skeptical' About Elon Musk's Bold New Vision For Mars
Pros: Mars is exotic, romantic. Cons: It's cold, barren and can't even breathe.
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