November, 2009

Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Sunday, November 1

On this day in 1977, Charles Kowal made a wild discovery—Chiron. This was the first sighting of one of the multitude of tiny, icy bodies inhabiting the outer reaches of our Solar System. Collectively known as Centaurs, they reside in unstable orbits between Jupiter and Neptune and are almost certainly “refugees” from the Kuiper Belt.


Open Cluster Globular Cluster Lunar Surface Planetary Nebula Bright Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Warren Rupp ObservatoryMartelUSA

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