The Winter Triangle Meets The Preposterous Monoceros

Chances are you’ve seen Orion’s Belt this winter. It’s hard to miss the striking symmetry of those three equally-spaced bright stars in a row. The Belt appears due south around 8 p.m. local time in mid-February. Not far from it another bright star-pattern calls for our attention, the Winter Triangle. It’s big, bright and faces…
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Old Moon Meets Saturn At Dawn / Mars Rivals Antares

Saturn’s back! I spotted the ringed one low in the southeastern sky around 6:15 Friday morning. It’s the final runner in a planetary relay race that starts with Jupiter in the south and Mars in the southeast. Saturn takes the baton to the dawn finish line. Because of its low altitude you might not notice…
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Red Roadster Heads For Interplanetary Space — See It In Orbit

On Tuesday, SpaceX celebrated the successful launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket carrying a red Tesla Roadster. Three rockets strapped together were required to give the car a big enough boost to leave Earth’s gravity and send it into orbit about the sun. Two of those rockets re-landed safely back on Earth. The only mishap,…
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SpaceX To Launch ‘Starman’ In A Tesla Roadster Today

The image of a dummy at the wheel of a cherry red Tesla Roadster headed silently speeding toward Mars sounds like pure fiction. Only it’s not. If all goes well, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off 2:05 p.m. (Central Time), becoming the most powerful rocket to launch into space since the Saturn V that…
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Asteroids 2018 CB And CC Graze Earth This Week — Watch It Online

PHAs or Potentially Hazardous Asteroids zing through Earth’s neighborhood nearly every day. Over the weekend, six small asteroids including two PHAs came within 16 to 3.5 times the distance of the moon. The largest, 2002 AJ29 was all of 2,100 feet across, a real whopper. Two more will be making close shaves very soon: 2018…
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