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Bob Berman's Strange Universe: Why is Neptune so ugly?

February 2010: Contrast and complexity win out in astronomy's beauty competition.
Bob Berman
We're attracted to astronomy for many reasons. It's heady. Mysterious. Awesome. Some of us happily go broke buying fabulous telescopes and gadgets. Some enjoy the math. Yet one major aspect produces no science and little official discussion: beauty.

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