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Awesome auroras spotted on Uranus ... and on Earth

Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have caught a rare display of auroras on Uranus, which ranks among the solar system's oddest planets. Unlike the beautiful, rippling curtains of greenish light we've been seeing in earthly skies over the past few months, the Urani …
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Astronomers Discover Ring System around Distant Planet That’s So Huge That It’s Bigger Than Saturn’s

Odd : Neatorama (3 hours ago)

(Image: Artist’s Conception of the ring system by Ron Miller) Star J1407 is about 400 light years away from our solar system. 2 years ago, scientists discovered that one of the planets orbiting it has a ring system, just as Saturn, ... Read Post

Hubble telescope "atlas" of infant solar systems released

Academics / General Science : Science Fair (5 years ago)

Hubble space telescope astronomers Monday released an Atlas of infant solar systems in the famed Orion Nebula. About 1,300 light years away from Earth, the Orion Nebula is a colossal star factory 12 light-years wide (one light year ... Read Post

Awesome auroras spotted on Uranus ... and on Earth

Academics / Astronomy : Cosmic Log (3 years ago)

Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have caught a rare display of auroras on Uranus, which ranks among the solar system's oddest planets. Unlike the beautiful, rippling curtains of greenish light we've been seeing in e... Read Post


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