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HDE 268835 (or R66) (30 SM) is one of two stars that was identified by NASA's Spitzer space telescope in the Milky Way's nearest neighbor galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (the other being R 126 or HD 37974), as being circled by monstrous dust disks that are theorised to be the origin of planets. [1]

15 relations: Astronomer, California Institute of Technology, Durchmusterung, HD 37974, Henry Draper Catalogue, Hipparcos, Hypergiant, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kuiper belt, Large Magellanic Cloud, Luminous blue variable, Mensa (constellation), Pasadena, California, Planet, Spitzer Space Telescope.


An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who studies stars, planets, moons, comets, and galaxies, as well as many other celestial objects.

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California Institute of Technology

The California Institute of Technology or CaltechThe university itself only spells its short form as "Caltech"; other spellings such as.

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In astronomy, Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung (BD), is the comprehensive astrometric star catalogue of the whole sky, compiled by the Bonn Observatory (Germany) from 1859 to 1903.

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HD 37974

HD 37974 (or R 126) is one of two stars that was identified by NASA's Spitzer space telescope in the Milky Way's 3rd nearest neighbor galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (the other being R 66 or HDE 268835).

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Henry Draper Catalogue

The Henry Draper Catalogue (HD) is an astronomical star catalogue published between 1918 and 1924, giving spectroscopic classifications for 225,300 stars; it was later expanded by the Henry Draper Extension (HDE), published between 1925 and 1936, which gave classifications for 46,850 more stars, and by the Henry Draper Extension Charts (HDEC), published from 1937 to 1949 in the form of charts, which gave classifications for 86,933 more stars.

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Hipparcos was a scientific satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA), launched in 1989 and operated until 1993.

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A hypergiant (luminosity class 0 or Ia+) is a star with an enormous luminosity showing signs of a very high rate of mass loss.

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center located in Pasadena, California, United States.

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Kuiper belt

The Kuiper belt or (as in Dutch), sometimes called the Edgeworth–Kuiper belt, is a region of the Solar System beyond the planets, extending from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to approximately 50 AU from the Sun.

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Large Magellanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a nearby galaxy, and a satellite of the Milky Way.

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Luminous blue variable

Luminous blue variables (LBVs) are massive evolved stars that show unpredictable and sometimes dramatic variations in both their spectra and their brightness.

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Mensa (constellation)

Mensa is a constellation in the southern sky, created in the 18th century.

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Pasadena, California

Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States.

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A planet is an astronomical object orbiting a star, brown dwarf, or stellar remnant that.

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Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope (SST), formerly the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), is an infrared space observatory launched in 2003.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDE_268835

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