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Why exoplanets are difficult to find

Why exoplanets are difficult to find

Because exoplanets exist outside our solar system, orbiting other stars, they can be hard to capture with a telescope. In fact, even Neptune, in our own solar system, is a blurry blue ball when viewed form Earth’s orbit. Because of this, it can be hard to find exoplanets.

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What is a planet?

What is a planet?

In 2006, three criteria were created to indicate what a celestial body must meet in order to be classified as a planet.

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How were Saturn’s rings formed?

How were Saturn’s rings formed?

Saturn’s rings remain almost as mysterious today as they were to the Italian explorer, Galileo Galilei, when they were his first target with his new telescope 400 years ago.

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How to use telescope filters

How to use telescope filters

Telescope filters are a great way to observe planets. Color filters allow astronomers to see features easier because they exaggerate brightness differences.

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