Mirages On Lake Superior

In this photo of a distant ship on Lake Superior, you can see an inferior mirage. The thick, white band below the ship is an image of the sky above (not a reflection), while an upside-down image of the ship’s stern is just below the real stern. Photo: Lyle Anderson Lyle Anderson of Duluth sent…
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Mirages On Lake Superior

In this photo of a distant ship on Lake Superior, you can see an inferior mirage. The thick, white band below the ship is an image of the sky above (not a reflection), while an upside-down image of the ship’s stern is just below the real stern. Photo: Lyle Anderson Lyle Anderson of Duluth sent this…
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Name The Next Mars Rover, Win Sweet Prizes

(From a NASA press release today, Nov. 18) WASHINGTON — NASA is looking for the right stuff, or in this case, the right name for the next Mars rover. NASA, in cooperation with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ movie WALL-E from Pixar Animation Studios, will conduct a naming contest for its car-sized Mars Science Laboratory…
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Name The Next Mars Rover, Win Sweet Prizes

(From a NASA press release today, Nov. 18) WASHINGTON — NASA is looking for the right stuff, or in this case, the right name for the next Mars rover. NASA, in cooperation with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ movie WALL-E from Pixar Animation Studios, will conduct a naming contest for its car-sized Mars Science Laboratory…
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This Sunblock Works Wonders

This photo of the sky around the sun was taken by SOHO’s coronagraph yesterday, November 17 at 2:42 p.m. Central time. It shows the otherwise invisible planets Mars (left) and Mercury. The short streaks here and there in the photo are cosmic ray hits on the electronic chip recording the image. Credit: NASA (Note: The…
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