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From 63 Light Years Away, An Exoplanet is Ready for Its Closeup
“Recently, a major milestone in space exploration was reached: a planet was captured in a picture! That may not sound like a big deal; after all we’ve been enjoying beautiful, highly detailed color photography of planets—Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the rest—for a long time. The big deal is that the planet captured in this shot, a gas giant planet named Beta Pictoris b, is 63 light years away–over 100,000 times farther away than even Pluto.”
Learn more from astronomer Ben Burress of Chabot Space & Science Center at KQED Science.

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From 63 Light Years Away, An Exoplanet is Ready for Its Closeup

Recently, a major milestone in space exploration was reached: a planet was captured in a picture! That may not sound like a big deal; after all we’ve been enjoying beautiful, highly detailed color photography of planets—Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the rest—for a long time. The big deal is that the planet captured in this shot, a gas giant planet named Beta Pictoris b, is 63 light years away–over 100,000 times farther away than even Pluto.”

Learn more from astronomer Ben Burress of Chabot Space & Science Center at KQED Science.

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No Room For Erasers, As Technology Deletes Pen Businesses
“We tweet. We text. We email. But how often do we really write anymore? Not much, if you look at the business of selling pens — or “fine writing instruments,” as shop owners call them. With their writing tools becoming obsolete, pen stores have folded, including a century-old shop in New York.
But despite the tech-heavy trends, a few old-fashioned pen stores are still holding on.”

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No Room For Erasers, As Technology Deletes Pen Businesses

We tweet. We text. We email. But how often do we really write anymore? Not much, if you look at the business of selling pens — or “fine writing instruments,” as shop owners call them. With their writing tools becoming obsolete, pen stores have folded, including a century-old shop in New York.

But despite the tech-heavy trends, a few old-fashioned pen stores are still holding on.”