Category: Astrophysics

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Now the cow also has spots

Holy cow, what was that ?! This is more or less how many astrophysicists should have reacted to a special celestial event on June 16, 2018. In a galaxy 215 million light-years away, a...

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IC 2118, Witch Head Nebula and fast facts

IC 2118 (also known as Witch Head Nebula due to its shape), is an extremely faint reflection nebula believed to be an ancient supernova remnant or gas cloud illuminated by nearby supergiant star Rigel in Orion. It lies in the Eridanus constellation, about 900 light-years from Earth. The nature...

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Fun Facts and Information About Asteroids

Originally published by Space.com – Asteroids are rocky worlds revolving around the sun that are too small to be called planets. They are also known as planetoids or minor planets. There are millions of...