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Why the Orion Nebula Is NSFW

By Brian Barrett on at

The next time you're out stargazing with your children, please make sure you shield them from Orion and his glowing member. Or at least bring a little loin cloth you can hold up to the sky.

Astronomers Discover a Planet Made Of Water

By Jesus Diaz on at

Zachory Berta says that "GJ1214b is like no planet we know of." Like Berta, part of a team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics lead by David Charbonneau, his colleagues were surprised when they discovered that this planet is made mostly of water.