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Hubble Images Suggest Rogue Asteroid Smacked Jupiter

( -- Without warning, a mystery object struck Jupiter on July 19, 2009, leaving a dark bruise the size of the Pacific Ocean. The spot first caught the eye of an amateur astronomer in Australia, and soon, observatories ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Astronomy
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UKIRT discovers 'impossible' binary stars

( -- A team of astronomers have used the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on Hawaii to discover four pairs of stars that orbit each other in less than 4 hours. Until now it was thought that such close-in ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in Astronomy
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Hubble's Neptune anniversary pictures

( -- Today, Neptune has arrived at the same location in space where it was discovered nearly 165 years ago. To commemorate the event, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken these "anniversary pictures" of the ...

dateJul 12, 2011 in Astronomy
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