Monthly Archives: April 2011

If You Are REALLY Into Astronomy…

…then I have the site for you. Astrobites ( is the “astrophysics reader’s digest”, a role which it fills admirably. (Full disclosure: one of the writers for the site is the daughter of a friend and professional colleague.) Astrophysics graduate

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Ceres, Vesta and Dawn

On the very first day of the nineteenth century, January 1, 1801, a moving star-like object was discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi in Sicily. Initially thought to be a comet and then a new planet, Ceres was eventually recognized as the

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