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How Far are the Stars? (part 2)
March 29, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

A few months ago, I shared with you how astronomers measure distances to the nearest stars using simple geometry. I also pointed out, however, that we can measure only our small neighborhood using the geometric method we call parallax. How then, can we possibly know the distances of stars even farther out? Well, we all […]

Looking Back…Happy New Year!
December 31, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Happy New Year! Tomorrow is the first day of 2009. So what an appropriate time to look back and see what we have accomplished in science over the past years on this day. On New Years Day, 1801, the dwarf planet Ceres was discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi. This dwarf planet is actually located inside our solar system, […]



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