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Celestial Hourglass: Gemini South Telescope Captures Exquisite Planetary Nebula  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The latest image from the international Gemini Observatory showcases the striking planetary nebula CVMP 1. This object is... more
New Patented Invention Stabilizes, Rotates Satellites  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
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Journey to the Center of Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
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