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Light Echoes Used to Study Protoplanetary Disks : This illustration shows a star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk. A new study uses data from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope and four ground-based telescopes to determine the distance from a star to...

Here's a calendar of 2017's astronomical events for sky watchers, many of which can been seen with the naked eye. Keep looking up!

Here's a calendar of 2017's astronomical events for sky watchers, many of which can been seen with the naked eye. Keep looking up!

2017 Astronomical Events | Here's a calendar of some astronomical events for sky watchers in 2017. Most of these natural occurences can be observed with the naked eye but, for the best viewing, a pair of binoculars or a telescope can come in handy. Save so you can plan your astronomy calendar.

2017 Astronomical Events | Here's a calendar of some astronomical events for sky watchers in 2017. Most of these natural occurences can be observed with the naked eye but, for the best viewing, a pair of binoculars or a telescope can come in handy. Save so you can plan your astronomy calendar.

Every night you and your bed unknowingly travel 858,240 km around the Sun and 6,256,000 km around the center of the Milky Way.  Sweet dreams.

Every night you and your bed unknowingly travel 858,240 km around the Sun and 6,256,000 km around the center of the Milky Way. Sweet dreams.

A mysterious arc of light found behind a distant cluster of galaxies has turned out to be the biggest, brightest and hottest star-forming region ever seen in space. The so-called Lynx Arc is one million times brighter than the well-known Orion Nebula, a nearby prototypical 'starbirth' region visible with small telescopes. The newly identified super-cluster contains a million blue-white stars that are twice as hot as similar stars in our Milky Way galaxy.

A mysterious arc of light found behind a distant cluster of galaxies has turned out to be the biggest, brightest and hottest star-forming region ever seen in space. The so-called Lynx Arc is one million times brighter than the well-known Orion Nebula, a nearby prototypical 'starbirth' region visible with small telescopes. The newly identified super-cluster contains a million blue-white stars that are twice as hot as similar stars in our Milky Way galaxy.

Our Sun fades in comparison to the heaviest star in the known Universe. Bite-sized, mind blowing space facts about the Universe and the cosmos. Whether you're new to astronomy / astrophysics or not, check us out @ https://www.instagram.com/thespacekiosk/ Image: NASA

Our Sun fades in comparison to the heaviest star in the known Universe. Bite-sized, mind blowing space facts about the Universe and the cosmos. Whether you're new to astronomy / astrophysics or not, check us out @ https://www.instagram.com/thespacekiosk/ Image: NASA

The site that deprives you of productivity one minute at a time. Replacing productivity with entertainment since 2010.

The site that deprives you of productivity one minute at a time. Replacing productivity with entertainment since 2010.

The fainter part of the milky way's centre, which is home to Orion as well as Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky

The fainter part of the milky way's centre, which is home to Orion as well as Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

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