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February 24 2012 Astronomy Newsletter

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Here's the latest article from the Astronomy site at

What is Hanny's Voorwerp
Hanny's Voorwerp was first seen in 2007 – a strange blue blob in the constellation of Leo Minor. Since then it has been imaged by large telescopes in visible light, ultraviolet light, infrared light, radio waves and x-rays, but astronomers still don't agree about what the mystery object is.

If you want to read the comic book version of Hanny's discovery, you can download it at (There is some dramatic license!)

There are beautiful sunset sights these days. I saw the crescent moon, a bright Venus and Jupiter all in a diagonal line in the west Thursday evening. It looked something like this picture taken by Rafael Schmall.

More beautiful planetary sights the weekend of the 25th February. This NASA video will tell you what to expect.

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