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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan NASA, SpaceX launch astronauts from US soil Kennedy Space Center- A SpaceX spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts soared into outer space Saturday — marking the first time humans have traveled into Earth’s orbit from … Continue reading

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Time

by David J. Kaplan Time is more ancient than the stars. It births evolution, yet limits life. Time stops not for an unwound clock.

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O, For a Dark Night Sky

by David J. Kaplan The city’s night sky Holds the moon aloft, A dim orb. Constellations—incomplete, The drinking gourd dismantled Cassiopeia banished. Orion dismembered. O, for a dark night sky, Stars shimmering In both mind and eye. When meteors from … Continue reading

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Rekindling My Love of Astronomy

by David J. Kaplan I was born in the South Bronx. My parents each had two jobs, so we as kids were pretty much on our own. Saturday mornings my mother gave me fifty cents, pinned a label inside my … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Biggest cosmic mystery ‘step closer’ to solution The nature of this quirk, which allowed matter to dominate the Universe at the expense of antimatter, remains a mystery. Now, results from an experiment in Japan … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Telescopes detect ‘biggest explosion since Big Bang’ The blast in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster left a cavity 15 times bigger than our Milky Way galaxy. Scientists have detected evidence of a colossal explosion in … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Google Doodle celebrates scientist Mary Somerville Mary Fairfax Somerville was a mathematician, geographer and astronomer, who was born in 1780 in Jedburgh but her childhood home was at Burntisland in Fife. Mary carried out … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Sun’s surface seen in remarkable new detail Behold the Sun’s convulsing surface at a level of detail never seen before. The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope on Hawaii has released pictures that show features … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan The best space images of 2019 With some blockbuster space missions under way, 2019 saw some amazing images beamed back to Earth from around the Solar System. Meanwhile, some of our most powerful telescopes … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Scientists find ‘monster’ black hole Before now, scientists did not think it was possible for a stellar black hole to have a mass larger than 20 times that of the sun, an approximation based … Continue reading

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