It was 15 years ago this month that once certified member of the solar system Pluto was kicked out of the club as it was downgraded to dwarf planet status.…

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On this day – 24 October

The Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe died on October 24th, 1601. In 1901, on the 300th anniversary of his death, the bodies of Tycho Brahe and his wife Kirstine were exhumed…

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The 1859 Carrington Event

A solar flare erupts on January 22, 2012. On the morning of September 1, 1859, Richard Carrington an English amateur astronomer was in his observatory on his country estate outside…

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Seeing Jupiters Galilean Moons

Jupiter has at least 79 natural satellites, or moons — many are small objects that have been trapped by the massive planet's gravity. The four largest moons were first observed…

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See Jupiter in the Daytime

Jupiter and Venus the two brightest planets can easily be seen with the naked eye in the daytime if you know where to look.This is a little bit easier when…

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