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The Cygnus 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 “Swan” – the Cygnus constellation. Enjoy! In the 2nd century CE, Greek-Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus (aka....

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Building Electronics That Can Work on Venus

By Matt Williams The weather on Venus is like something out of Dante's Inferno. The average surface temperature – 737 K (462 °C; 864 °F) – is hot enough to melt lead and the atmospheric pressure is 92 times that of Earth's at sea level (9.2 Mbar). For this reason,...

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Carnival of Space #534

By Susie Murph This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #534. And if you're interested in looking back, here's an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you've got a...

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