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Hubble's celestial snow globe

It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe.

dateDec 12, 2017 in Astronomy
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Does New Horizons' next target have a moon?

Scientists were already excited to learn this summer that New Horizons' next flyby target โ€“ a Kuiper Belt object a billion miles past Pluto โ€“ might be either peanut-shaped or even two objects orbiting one another. Now ...

dateDec 12, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Image: Science from the moon's shadow

While total solar eclipses happen about once every 18 months somewhere on Earth, the Aug. 21, 2017, eclipse was rare in its long path over land. The total eclipse lasted about 90 minutes, from the time it first reached the ...

dateDec 12, 2017 in Space Exploration
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