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3200 Phaethon

Phaethon, the asteroid that is the parent body responsible for the Geminid meteor shower, is making a close approach (relatively speaking) on December 16th. This will be the closest it’s been since 1974 and the closest it will be until 2093. Technically Phaethon is considered a PHA, – potentially hazardous asteroid – it’s highly eccentric […]

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Intro

I’ve always loved the sky. My parents got my sister and I a 114mm Celestron NexStar GoTo scope in high school, and I’ll never forget how excited we were to finally get it all aligned and maybe, if we managed it in a reasonable amount of time, slewed to one of the clusters or planets that […]

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