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Astronomers have used a planet-hunting satellite to see a white dwarf abruptly switching on and off for the first time. The team observed the phenomenon in the white dwarf binary system, TW Pictoris, which is found about 1,400 light-years from Earth. It was discovered over......

As part of the SAAO 200 year celebrations, the SAAO and SciFest Africa launched the SAAO 200 Astrophotography competition. The astrophotography competition allowed six categories: deep sky, shallow sky, planets, moon, milky way and constellation. The winners will have their pictures on display as part......

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