Tag : telescope

The Lunar-cy of Moons

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Mini-Moon fact-lets: Moon rocks are magnetised which is weird as the Moon has no magnetic field itself, scientists are still confused as to how this happened as a ‘close call’ with Earth would have ripped the moon apart. The Moon’s mean density is 3.34 times that of water whereas Earth’s … Read More

Meet 2014 UZ224: the dwarf planet discovered by undergraduates

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Of the 14.2 million observations made by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) so far this year, one in particular caught the attention of the scientific community last week. After two years of research, a team of scientists in Michigan confirmed the detection of a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt … Read More