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New Moons of Saturn

New moons of Saturn

This illustration shows the orbits of 20 newly-found moons of Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82 moons. Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the solar system’s satellite king. (Image credit: Illustration: Carnegie Institution for Science.)   20 New Moons Found Around Saturn – Snagging Satellite Record from Jupiter Astronomers [have] […] Read more»



Crowded Space Station

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Crowded Space Station   It was a bit crowded at the International Space Station (ISS) this week.   A busy week at the International Space Station (ISS). With nine crew members on board this week, the orbiting laboratory was unusually crowded from Wednesday (25th September) until Thursday (3rd October) when three of […] Read more»



Spitzer’s Orion

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Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech Spitzer’s Orion  Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula’s young stars, many still surrounded by […] Read more»





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