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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life There’s a new place to look for life in the universe. Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red … Continue reading

Posted in December 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars For the first time, scientists have caught two neutron stars in the act of colliding, revealing that these strange smashups are the source of heavy elements … Continue reading

Posted in November 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Florence: Largest asteroid in century to safely fly by Earth The largest asteroid in more than a century is set to pass by Earth at a relatively close distance of 4.4 million miles (7 … Continue reading

Posted in October 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan The Eclipse That Revealed the Universe In 1919, British astronomers photographed a solar eclipse and proved that light bends around our sun — affirming Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Few eclipses have had more … Continue reading

Posted in September 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Planet is ‘hotter than most stars’ Scientists have found a hellish world where the “surface” of the planet is over 4,000C – almost as hot as our Sun. In part, that’s because KELT-9b’s host … Continue reading

Posted in Mid-summer 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan NASA’s Jupiter Mission Reveals the ‘Brand-New and Unexpected’ The top and bottom of Jupiter are pockmarked with a chaotic mélange of swirls that are immense storms hundreds of miles across. The planet’s interior core … Continue reading

Posted in June 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Saturn’s Hexagon in Motion This colorful view from NASA’s Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole known as “the hexagon.” This movie, made from images … Continue reading

Posted in May 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment