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Washed away

If you think that clouds are always a disadvantage when stargazing, you’re partly right but, as weird as it might sound, partly wrong. That might sound weird, because overcast is overcast, without any stars peeking…



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‘Bout Bulges

How’s your central bulge doing these days? Does it come from a merger – say a pregnancy – or has it evolved on its own? Well, either of you, you’re not alone in the galaxy….


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The worst weather in the solar system.

Yesterday it was stormy. There were gales, 9 to 10 Bft. There was mucho rain. Roof tiles were flying low. At this very moment, 5,000 people are stranded because there is not one single train…



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Doing a Black Hole Dance

Both APOD and Sky and Telescope ran a story on the black hole that’s supposedly in the center of our own Milky Way, although with these pictures "supposedly" sounds a little shallow. Live from the…


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Moms and dads in space

It’s possible: being a mom and being in space both at the same time, so this article says. Why do we still wonder about that when routinely male astronaut dads fly into space as well?