Hubble Snaps Spectacular Views Of Jupiter Triple Transit

Some of us saw the triple shadow transit last week and some battled clouds. The Hubble Space Telescope had a ringside seat 347 miles above the cloud deck. Wow, what a view! The photos are so sharp and detailed they hardly look real. Gorgeous stuff. Notice how sharply outlined each moon appears yet the shadows…
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Mars Opportunity Rover Falters, May Be On The Chopping Block

If you have a digital camera you’re familiar with reformatting your memory card after you’ve filled it up and downloaded your images. Reformatting clears the card and allows you to write to it again. But after maybe a hundred of these digital lobotomies a card will often begin to malfunction. Now unreliable, it can’t be…
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Jupiter And The Full Moon Make A Lovely Pair Tonight

First, my apologies. Due to a system upgrade all the images from the blogs have been taken down temporarily, nor can I post any new ones. This hurts my soul but at least I can use these things called words. In a nutshell, ┬áthere’s a really nice conjunction of Jupiter and the Full Snow Moon…
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Rosetta Sees Fascinating Changes In Comet 67P

It only makes sense. Sunlight heats a comet and causes ice to vaporize. This leads to changes in the appearance of surface features. For instance, the Sun’s heat can eat away at the ice on sunward-facing cliffs, hollowing them out and eventually causing them to collapse in heaps of shards.┬áSolar heating can also warm the…
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What Would It Look Like If Mars, Saturn Or Neptune Replaced The Moon?

Tonight the nearly full moon will become part of the Winter Hexagon, one of the biggest and easiest to see asterisms of the winter sky. You’ll find Luna twixt Procyon in Canis Minor and Pollux in Gemini along the eastern side of the figure which is comprised of six bright stars. When connected by imaginary…
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