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Observatories Look at More than Stars

testingObservatories Look at More than Stars

Planets? Yes, but not what we’re talking about here. Galaxies? Of course. Nope, today we’re looking at the sun. Which is in fact a star, so maybe I should rethink the headline. McDonald Observatory in West Texas offers a twice-daily hour-long class on the sun. And it’s fascinating! The Stats The sun is a small […]

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Star Light, Star Bright, What Sound Do You Make Tonight?

One hundred or so physicists and astronomers work in Green Bank, West Virginia to listen to the stars. Why? To map the universe. Duh. They navigate through dust and gas that obfuscate an optical telescope to determine the depth, dimension and placement of planets, stars, asteroids and other matter. It’s through sound that they learned […]

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