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  1. Tabby’s Star

    10.06 / 02:03 nineplanets.org Nineplanets.org -Space
    Spitzer, Swift and AstroLAB are now involved in observing this very strange star and now maybe we are getting some answers: Goddard/NASA – This illustration depicts a hypothetical uneven ring of dust orbiting KIC 8462852, also known as Boyajian’s Star or Tabby’s Star. Astronomers have found the dimming of the star over long periods appears…
  2. Hubble and the Coma Cluster

    10.04 / 09:37 nineplanets.org Nineplanets.org -Space
    A terrific look at the Coma Cluster, NGC 4874 thanks to Hubble. ESA/Hubble & NASA — In the center of a rich cluster of galaxies located in the direction of the constellation of Coma Berenices, lies a galaxy surrounded by a swarm of star clusters. NGC 4874 is a giant elliptical galaxy, about ten times…
  3. Hubble Spots Comet C/2017 K2

    10.04 / 09:37 nineplanets.org Nineplanets.org -Space
    An inbound comet and a record breaker, comet C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS (K2) is still a LONG ways out, perihelion in 2022. More about C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS (K2). Thanks to NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt (UCLA): A solitary frozen traveler has been journeying for millions of years toward the heart of our planetary system. The wayward…
  4. Martian Aurora

    10.04 / 09:37 nineplanets.org Nineplanets.org -Space
    The MAVEN spacecraft returned this ultraviolet spectroscopic data from Mars after the effects of a solar storm arrive. NASA/Univ. of Colorado: These images show the sudden appearance of a bright aurora on Mars during a solar storm in September 2017. The purple-white color scheme shows the intensity of ultraviolet light seen on Mars’ night side…
  5. Light and Spectropscopy

    10.04 / 09:37 nineplanets.org Nineplanets.org -Space
    I LOVE these Crash Course videos! In this edition Phil Plait gives us an excellent presentation on light including spectroscopy. Be sure to visit the YouTube link for this…
  6. Making Life Inter-Planetary

    10.04 / 09:37 nineplanets.org Nineplanets.org -Space
    At the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, SpaceX CEO and Lead Designer Elon Musk gave an update on the technical challenges to putting a colony of humans on Mars. A little bit long but very…