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How Far Away is Jupiter?

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and named after the Roman King of the Gods.  The first observations of this gas giant were made by Galileo Galilei in 1610 with a small telescope- and we haven’t looked back since.We’ve uncovered all sorts of information about Jupiter in recent years. We know all …

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Cancer Constellation, the Astronomer’s Guide to the Crab in the Sky

Star constellations are where astronomy meets astrology, as the images that the constellations form are linked to many stories and myths. The Cancer constellation is not only a group of stars but also one of the twelve horoscope signs, making it a fascinating part of the night sky!  It supposedly represents a crab, which is …

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How Far Away Is Mars?

Mars is there, waiting to be reached – Buzz Aldrin A subject of human fascination since the beginning of recorded history, the Red Planet is one of Earth’s closest celestial neighbors, but it still seems like it’s an impossibly long way away.Named after the Roman god of war, Mars has long been the focus of science …

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