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Pluto

What’s In a Name?

Xena.  2003 UB313.  Eris. These names all refer to the same astronomical body – a dwarf planet located out near Pluto.  “Xena” was the nickname given to the little world by its discoverer, Mike Brown.  2003 UB313 was its official designation until an official name,…

The Year in Review

It’s that time of year, isn’t it folks?  Everyone is doing a “Year in Review.”  Well, who I am to miss that bandwagon!  So in this final installment of Cosmic Strings for 2011, I give you my personal five favorite astronomy stories of 2011.  Enjoy!…

Over the Moon

Actually, I’m kind of not. We had an amazing night last Saturday, observing the Moon.  The NASA exhibit was awesome…I touched a piece of the Moon!  Our Moon is incredible! And that got me thinking…what about all the other moons?  Does anybody realize how incredibly…