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White Dwarf Stars and Other Wonders

The Orion Nebula, viewed by the Hubble

White dwarf’s inner makeup is mapped for the first time Tiny changes in a white dwarf’s brightness reveal that the stellar corpse has more oxygen in its core than expected, researchers report online January 8 in Nature. The finding could … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Magic in the Stars

Magic in the Stars Unexpected Magic, Book 1 by Patricia Rice He’s a scientist who studies the stars. She’s an astrologer who predicts the future. Can a lonely witch save a handsome unbeliever from his own doom? As an astrologer, … Continue reading

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Starry Skies and Other Wonders

Crazy times, these. Elections. Zika. You name it. And yet this is an awesome and beautiful universe we live in. Here are some things that lifted my spirits: Milky Way over the Pinnacles in Australia , Image Credit: Michael Goh. … Continue reading

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[links] Wonderful Things in the Sky, and Other Cool and Disturbing Stuff

First, a beautiful image of the Trifid Nebula to brighten your day: Mountains of opaque dust appear on the right, while other dark filaments of dust are visible threaded throughout the nebula. A single massive star visible near the center … Continue reading

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Cool Links For August

The Orion Nebula, viewed by the Hubble

Meet the Wendiceratops, named for discoverer Wendy Sloboda: Unlike any other dinosaur, this creature’s skull is ringed with bone protrusions that curl inward toward the animal’s nose like gnarly crochet hooks. “They remind me a little bit of a weird sea anemone … Continue reading

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Pluto!

by Brenda W. Clough Listen — you hear that thumping sound? It is the sound of the hearts of science fiction writers around the world, as they beat a little faster. We are going to see Pluto! This morning as … Continue reading

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[links] Fishing With Horses and other cool links

Fishing With Horses:  There are only about 11 horse fishermen in the area of Oostduienkerke but the two men I have photographed are the only ones who actually drag for the shrimp for part of their income the rest just do it for tourism of … Continue reading

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I haz new telescope!

When I was a kid I had two academic passions – astronomy and palaeontology – neither of which were taught at school. I’d have to wait until I was 18 before anything like that would appear on a syllabus. In … Continue reading

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Eclipse Diary

To begin with, I did not intend to make a journey – a pilgrimage – to see the May 20 annular solar eclipse. The reason is not that I am indifferent to such a spectacle, but that for a long … Continue reading

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Research Resource: The Psychology of Space Exploration

As writers, we often place our characters in environments with which we are not personally familiar. Whether it be in space, on another planet, in Siberia or Faerie, or in some other time like Renaissance Italy or prehistoric Australia, we … Continue reading

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