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Saturn Rides Bareback On The Galactic Dark Horse

By Bob King The bright dot is Saturn and it shines on the back of the Galactic Dark Horse, a collection of dark nebulae in the constellation Ophiuchus that resembles a prancing horse. The head is to the right with a wisp of a tail to the left. The photo, taken on June...

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Carnival of Space #514

By Susie Murph This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Brad Rogers at The Evolving Planet blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #514. And if you're interested in looking back, here's an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you've got a space-related...

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Messier 47 – the NGC 2422 Open Star Cluster

By Tammy Plotner Welcome back to Messier Monday! In our ongoing tribute to the great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at Orion's Nebula's “little brother”, the De Marian's Nebula! During the 18th century, famed French astronomer Charles Messier noted the presence of...

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The Corona Borealis Constellation

By Tammy Plotner Welcome to another edition of Constellation Friday! Today, in honor of the late and great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at the “Northern Crown” – the Corona Borealis constellation. Enjoy! In the 2nd century CE, Greek-Egyptian astronomer Claudius...

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