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Break out your telescopes, kids—it’s the International Year of Astronomy. (We’re talking about the stuff in the sky, not your love forecast. Just checking.)

A joint effort between the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this year’s theme is “The Universe, Yours to Discover.” Apparently it’s a big deal as they’ve already named a small solar system body in its honor. read more »