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Countdown to Pluto Encounter

In less than 24 hours we will finally make contact with Pluto. Follow the countdown here.

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The “Pillars of Creation” – Gone With the Blastwave

The iconic image taken by the Hubble telescope might be just the remaining shadow of the past. The ‘Pillars of Creation’ which lived in the Eagle Nebula are most likely gone now. The Pillars are 7,000 light-years away from Earth, which … Continue reading

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Breaking The Cosmological Principle

In 2013 astronomers discovered a group of active galactic cores that stretch more than 4 billion light-years end to end. The structure is a large quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous galactic nuclei powered by supermassive central black holes. … Continue reading

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The Universe Is a Big Place…

Have you ever wondered how big the universe is? Have you ever wondered how tiny you are compared to the Earth or the Moon? Those are some reasonable questions. When I look up at the stars, I tend to imagine … Continue reading

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