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PlanetJon was originally established in 1999 and provided free multiplayer gaming servers and other video game related services. Now though, after those games faded away and spare time became limited, the website is devoted to my interest in all things space related - the planets, solar activity, the exploration of planet Mars, the solar system and beyond - and provides a collection of news and information from around the web.

Somewhere out there, in another galaxy, far, far, away, is a planet called Jon.

  • A Star Exploded as a Supernova and Then Collapsed Into a Neutron Star. But Only a Fraction of its Matter was Released

    18 Oct 2018 | 4:46 pm

    An international team of scientists recently witnessed the birth of a binary neutron star system, which was indicated by a rather faint and short-lived supernova. The post A Star Exploded as a Supernova and Then Collapsed Into a Neutron Star. But Only a Fraction of its Matter was Released appeared first on Universe Today.

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  • Review: The Most Unknown

    18 Oct 2018 | 11:37 am

    We recently came across a fascinating documentary that not only looks at some of the big questions today in multi-interdisciplinary science. We're talking about The Most Unknown, directed by Peabody-award winning filmmaker Ian Cheney The post Review: The Most Unknown appeared first on Universe Today.

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  • Australian astronomers have been able to double the number of mysterious fast radio bursts discovered so far

    17 Oct 2018 | 4:34 pm

    Using the Australia Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder in western Australia, a team of researchers almost doubled the number of FRBs observed in our Universe The post Australian astronomers have been able to double the number of mysterious fast radio bursts discovered so far appeared first on Universe Today.

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  • Surprising Discovery. Four Giant Planets Found Around a Very Young Star

    17 Oct 2018 | 2:58 pm

    What exactly is a “normal” solar system? If we thought we had some idea in the past, we definitely don’t now. And a new study led by astronomers at Cambridge University has reinforced this fact. The new study found four gas giant planets, similar to our own Jupiter and Saturn, orbiting a very young star … Continue reading "Surprising Discovery. Four Giant Planets Found Around a Very Young Star" The post Surprising Discovery. Four Giant Planets Found Around a Very Young Star appeared first on Universe Today.

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  • Weekly Space Hangout: Oct 17, 2018 – Paul Geithner, Deputy Project Manager, JWST

    17 Oct 2018 | 1:10 pm

    Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Paul Geithner, Deputy Project Manager – Technical for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center where he focuses on technical oversight, and … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: Oct 17, 2018 – Paul Geithner, Deputy Project Manager, JWST" The post Weekly Space Hangout: Oct 17, 2018 – Paul Geithner, Deputy Project Manager, JWST appeared first on Universe Today.

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