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So astronomers have supposedly detected the probable presence of another, Neptune-sized planet in the outer Solar System. When can we expect this to be confirmed by telescope or other means?

So astronomers have supposedly detected the probable presence of another, Neptune-sized planet in the outer Solar System. When can we expect this to be confirmed by telescope or other means? submitted by hobodude34 [link] [4 comments] Source: reddit answers: a

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If Olympus Mons were to erupt today, would there be any effects on earth besides seeing it through a telescope or probe?

If Olympus Mons were to erupt today, would there be any effects on earth besides seeing it through a telescope or probe? submitted by SureAsSteel [link] [comment] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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TIL that The Pillars of Creation (as photographed by the Hubble telescope) don’t exist anymore. They were destroyed 1,000 yrs ago by an advancing supernova, but the light takes 7,000 yrs to reach us so they still appear intact.

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TIL that The Pillars of Creation (as photographed by the Hubble telescope) don’t exist anymore. They were destroyed 1,000 yrs ago by an advancing supernova, but the light takes 7,000 yrs to reach us so they still appear intact. submitted

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TIL a young Neil deGrasse Tyson’s neighbors would call the cops on him 1 out of every 3 times he’d go up on his roof to stargaze with his telescope.

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TIL a young Neil deGrasse Tyson’s neighbors would call the cops on him 1 out of every 3 times he’d go up on his roof to stargaze with his telescope. submitted by UberDuder [link] [1167 comments] Source: top scoring links

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TIL astronomer Percival Lowell believed that he was the first person to observe canals on Venus, but because of a faulty adjustment of the eyepiece of his telescope, he was in fact looking at the blood vessels in his own eye.

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TIL astronomer Percival Lowell believed that he was the first person to observe canals on Venus, but because of a faulty adjustment of the eyepiece of his telescope, he was in fact looking at the blood vessels in his own

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TIL “Turning a blind eye” is thought to come from Admiral Horatio Nelson disobeying an order to withdraw during a naval battle; allegedly putting a telescope to his blind eye & saying “You know, Foley, I have only one eye – and I have a right to be blind sometimes. I really do not see the signal.”

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TIL “Turning a blind eye” is thought to come from Admiral Horatio Nelson disobeying an order to withdraw during a naval battle; allegedly putting a telescope to his blind eye & saying “You know, Foley, I have only one eye

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What was the magnification power of Galileo’s telescope when he saw Mars up close?

What was the magnification power of Galileo’s telescope when he saw Mars up close? submitted by theguywithacomputer [link] [comment] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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YSK that you can help classify images taken by the Hubble, the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

YSK that you can help classify images taken by the Hubble, the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Go identify some galaxies! But wait…there's more: You can also help look for new planets and Look for

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TIL that the world’s biggest and most advanced radio telescope will be built by 2024. It can scan the sky 10,000 times faster and with 50 times the sensitivity of any other telescope, it will be able to see 10 times further into the universe and detect signals that are 10 times older

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TIL that the world’s biggest and most advanced radio telescope will be built by 2024. It can scan the sky 10,000 times faster and with 50 times the sensitivity of any other telescope, it will be able to see 10

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