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Astronomy events for 2016. Might be useful especially if we want to try to find a local astronomy club and do star gazing as a moms night out.

Astronomy events for 2016. Might be useful especially if we want to try to find a local astronomy club and do star gazing as a moms night out.

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Assembled from early to mid 19th C. scraps of homespun wool, prints, yarn and more, all hand sewn, this Story Skirt is reminiscent of the wonderful African American Quilts made by Harriet Powers in the late 19th Century. (more photos)

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Here's how wet our Solar System is: 9 extraterrestrial oceans in one handy infographic - ScienceAlert

Here's how wet our Solar System is: 9 extraterrestrial oceans in one handy infographic - ScienceAlert

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This global view of Jupiter's moon, Io, was obtained during the tenth orbit of Jupiter by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on 19 September 1997 at a range of more than 500,000 km (310,000 miles). Io (which is slightly larger than Earth's moon) is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Colors are enhanced. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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Giant Arc of Light --A Mystery Observed Behind a Super-Massive Galaxy 10 Billion Light Years Away June 27, 2012 Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a puzzling arc of light behind an extremely massive cluster of galaxies residing 10 billion light-years away.

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Astronomers reveal supermassive black hole's intense magnetic field Astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology have used the giant telescope Alma to reveal an extremely powerful magnetic field very close to a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy. The results appear in the 17 April 2015 issue of the journal Science.

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Falling into a black hole would be a rough ride, but there would be some major upshots.

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Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have identified the blue helium-burning companion star, seen at the center of the expanding nebula of debris from the supernova.

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The Origins of the Universe: the Big Bang The diagram here illustrates the main events occurring in the history of our Universe. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images