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Astronomers Get Gnarly Over Planetary Definitions

The world’s astronomers are gathered at the International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly in Prague to ratify new definitions for “planets” and the smaller “solar system bodies” such as comets and asteroids that make up our Solar System. If the new definitions from the IAU are accepted, our solar system will have 12 planets, with […]

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NASA Helps Skywatchers Track International Space Station

As the Russian service module “Zvezda” nears its July 25 rendezvous with the International Space Station, stargazers and space enthusiasts can track the progress of construction on the ambitious space research facility. And they can do it with the naked eye. A new Web site developed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., […]

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