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Cassini: The Mission That Will Live Forever

By Nancy Atkinson “With Cassini, we had a rare opportunity and we seized it,” said Linda Spilker, Cassini Mission Scientist. And on Friday, September 15, we say goodbye to this incredible spacecraft. Since 2004, Cassini has been orbiting Saturn, exploring the...

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Messier 56 – the NGC 6779

By Tammy Plotner Welcome back to Messier Monday! We continue our tribute to our dear friend, Tammy Plotner, by looking at the the globular star cluster known as Messier 56. Enjoy! In the 18th century, while searching the night sky for comets, French astronomer Charles...

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