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Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

New Horizions Reaches Pluto —

If you’ve been following my twitter feed (@dagorym), you’ll have noticed that I’ve been tweeting a lot using the #NewHorizons and #PlutoFlyby hashtags about the New Horizons mission to Pluto.  By the time you’re reading this the closest approach encounter will be over, although we may not have the first images back yet. Needless to [...]

How to Determine the Mass of a Planet —

In my post on calculating planetary orbital periods, I mentioned that I might do a post on determining the mass of the planet.  Well, here it is.  And like that process, it sounds a lot harder than it really is.  So let’s dive in. What’s Needed In order to calculate the mass of your planet [...]