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Tycho’s Supernova: An Explosive Change to the Universe as We Knew It

“Oh thick wits. Oh blind watchers of the sky.” This is the tone with which Tycho Brahe, the greatest naked-eye astronomer to ever live, began his landmark work, De Nova Stella, On the New Star*. It was this work that coined … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies: Interstellar Dust

Photos of cosmic dust after the jump.

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Orbiting Saturn: the Solar System’s most interesting planetary surroundings

First up on my top 10 favorite astronomical objects list, the ringed giant. Crown jewel of the backyard astronomer, Saturn’s rings were visible through the first telescope ever turned to the night sky and are often the target of choice … Continue reading

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