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Adventure Through the Universe from Your Telescope

Title: See It With a Small Telescope: 101 Cosmic Wonders, Including Planets, Moons, Comets, Galaxies, Nebulae, Star Clusters, and More  Shared by: Will Kalif for GotScience.org, a Science Connected publication. Text adapted from See It With a Small Telescope. Author: Will Kalif  Publisher: Ulysses Press On sale: November 2017 Best for: Astronomy buffs, telescope owners, and readers interested in popular science and space.  The night sky is a deep, rich field of stars. Under normal dark sky conditions, when there is a new moon, there are approximately six thousand objects…

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Asimov versus Reality: Multi-Sun System Discovery

By Luigi Papagno Recently, the planet HD 131399Ab was discovered by a team of astronomers at the University of Arizona. HD 131399Ab is located approximately 320 light-years from Earth and is thought to be 16 million years old—a very young exoplanet indeed. It is also one of the coldest and smallest of the directly imaged exoplanets—planets outside our Solar System—with a temperature of 850 degrees Kelvin and a size of around 4 Jupiter masses. However, the most spectacular thing about HD 131399Ab is not its planetary features, but rather the…

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