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Move over, Saturn: Jupiter is the solar system’s new ‘moon master’

February 4th, 2023 by

Jupiter now boasts the largest number of moons orbiting it after scientists discovered another 12 moons, bringing the behemoth’s total up to 92.

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Watch February’s Full Snow Moon on Sunday (Feb. 5) with this free telescope webcast

February 4th, 2023 by

February’s Full Snow Moon rises on Sunday (Feb. 5), and you can watch it shine brightly in the sky from the comfort and warmth of your own home thanks to a free telescope webcast.

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Chinese surveillance balloon in US airspace causes international stir

February 4th, 2023 by

China’s foreign ministry confirmed that a high-altitude spy balloon seen flying over the northern United States this week was a Chinese airship, claiming that the vehicle is a weather balloon.

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The bright moon meets up with the Gemini twins tonight (Feb. 3)

February 4th, 2023 by

The moon has a date with the bright stellar twins of Gemini, Castor, and Pollux, on Friday night.

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Miniature sun with simulated gravity could help prepare us for deadly solar storms

February 4th, 2023 by

The tiny sun used sound waves to simulate the sun’s swirling mass of plasma

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Good Lawd! Mass of lone “dead star” measured for the first time

February 3rd, 2023 by

Using the Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have measured the mass of a lone white dwarf star, LAWD 37, the kind of stellar remnant our sun will leave behind.

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Astronomers discover potential habitable exoplanet only 31 light-years from Earth

February 3rd, 2023 by

Wolf 1069 b offers a unique opportunity to study a potentially habitable and tidally locked exoplanet.

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Rare green comet’s close approach a feast for astrophotographers (photos)

February 3rd, 2023 by

A rare green comet that hasn’t been seen since the time of the Neaderthals made its closest approach to Earth on Feb. 1, and astrophotographers all over the world couldn’t peel their eyes off it.

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