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The Solar Cycle

The Sun is an active girl – or guy if you like. There’s a cycle of activity every eleven years. At the peak, sunspots are plenty, at a low, there’s hardly a sunspot in sight….

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Discovery touchdown

Orbiter Discovery touched down at KSC without problems. They had some trouble putting it down in time; some landing attempt had to be scrubbed. But after about 8 million kilometers it finally touched down after…

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Looking at grampa and grammy

Wanna know how your ancestors looked like? The Spitzer telescope might show you how. New observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope strongly suggest that infrared light detected in a prior study originated from clumps of…