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compiled by Arlene and David Kaplan Orbiting 3 Stars at Once It’s called a circumtriple planet, and evidence that one exists suggests that planet formation is less unusual than once believed. GW Ori is a star system 1,300 light years … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Fastest Orbiting Asteroid Found In Our Solar SystemA newly discovered asteroid is sticking close to our sun — much closer than our own planet Earth. The asteroid, called 2021 PH27, completes an orbit around the sun every … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan NASA Releases First Detailed Map of the Insides of MarsNASA’s InSight mission revealed Mars’s inner workings down to its core, highlighting great differences of the red planet from our blue world. A trio of … Continue reading

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Saul’s 108th Story

by David Kaplan My good friend Saul Moroz was an active member of AAAP, who reintroduced me to our beautiful science, astronomy. But there was another part of Saul’s life, just as there are with all our members, but Saul’s … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan James Webb Space Telescope’s golden mirror in final testThe technological marvel that is the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is going through final testing before being shipped to the launch site. The successor to … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan How NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Will Uncover Lonesome Black Holes NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will provide an unprecedented window into the infrared universe when it launches in the mid-2020s. One of the … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan The Most Intimate Portrait Yet of a Black HoleThe Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, an international team of radio astronomers that has been staring down the throat of a giant black hole for years, on … Continue reading

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