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Need to Weigh a Star? Use a Moon.

Astrophysicist David Kipping has discovered that in special cases, we can directly measure the mass of the star by looking at the movement of the planets orbiting it. By measuring the amount of light blocked by a planet, astronomers found … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan – Can We Know the Universe?

“I do not consider myself a religious person in the usual sense, but there is a religious aspect to some highs. The heightened sensitivity in all areas gives me a feeling of communion with my surroundings, both animate and inanimate.” … Continue reading

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