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Sakurai's Object: Stellar evolution in real time

( —Stellar lifetimes are measured in billions of years, so changes in their appearance rarely take place on a human timescale. Thus an opportunity to observe a star passing from one stage of life to another on ...

dateApr 02, 2014 in Astronomy
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Hubble racks up 10,000 science papers

( -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has passed another milestone in its 21 years of exploration: the 10,000th refereed science paper has been published. This makes Hubble one of the most prolific astronomical endeavors ...

dateDec 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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The dwarf planet Orcus

Since the early 2000s, more and more objects have been discovered in the outer solar system that resemble planets. However, until they are officially classified, the terms Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) and Trans-Neptunian Object ...

dateAug 31, 2015 in Space Exploration
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