Tidally Blocked

Recently, we’ve learned that Pluto is a double (dwarf) planet in combination with its mutually tidally locked partner, Charon (pronounced Karen). No matter which “dwarf” you are on, the same side of the other will always face you. Charon cannot see Pluto’s heart, which is on Pluto’s “dark side,” relative to its view. Now called […]

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Sharper Cosmos

Earendel, “Morning Star” who twinkled bright within six million years of Cosmic Birth – the eldest star we can see in the night for now, with current optics, near the Earth – though Hubble can resolve you as a star we have a mirrored honeycomb in place that corrects for the light stretched to IR. […]

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