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Stars, Galaxies, XBONGs and Me

As I write this, scientists have not made contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, cured the common cold, or developed a process for using pocket lint as a pollution-free sustainable energy resource. So I’ll be looking at galaxies, black holes, and … Continue reading

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A Doomed World, Spiraling to Destruction

Kepler-1658 b, KOI-4.01, is a “hot Jupiter”. In another 2,500,000 years, give or take a bit, it won’t be there any more. That makes it a hot subject for scientists: literally and figuratively. Kepler-1658 b is also the the Kepler … Continue reading

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Exoplanets, Air, and the Marshmallow Planet

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) took that image of Jupiter, its rings and moons, a few months back. Aside from being, as one of my daughter’s noted, “shiny,” the picture gives scientists a new look at the Solar System’s … Continue reading

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