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Nova Visible With Naked Eye
2013-08-20 10:36:11

A recent nova, located in the constellation Delphinus, is the brightest such event since 2007 and is visible with the naked eye, assuming the observer is in a relatively dark location away from city lights.

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2011-05-23 14:40:29

Though the universe is filled with billions upon billions of stars, the discovery of a single variable star in 1923 altered the course of modern astronomy.

2005-08-27 09:50:00

Amateur astronomers are being asked to help a constellation of observatories unravel the mysteries of a puzzling binary star system.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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