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Pluto steals the limelight in stellar block-out

John Kerr posted in on June 30th, 2015.

Stargazers this morning caught a glimpse of a rare astronomical event as ‘dwarf planet’ Pluto passed in front of a distant star. Known as a ‘stellar occultation‘, the passing of Pluto in front of the star will allow astronomers to learn more about the dwarf planet, including clues about the make-up of Pluto’s atmosphere. Data […]

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