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Feb 05 2016
17:18 UTC

Jupiter Not the Planetary Protector We Thought it Was?

I've always liked the idea that Jupiter has acted like a protector to its little brother, Earth. That it has used its massive gravitational pull to divert asteroids and comets from a collision course with Earth. Maybe Jupiter even felt bad when one got through, and doomed the dinosaurs to extinction. But a new study¬has cast this idea into doubt. The idea of Jupiter as a protector has been around for¬a while. The images of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 breaking apart and crashing into Jupiter in 1994¬

Posted by Universe Today

Feb 02 2016
11:14 UTC

The February 2016 Night Sky

Goodbye January blues, hello February fun! We're already into the second month of our new year and it's been absolutely amazing for stargazing already. Before we get in to what […]

Posted by Astronotes

Jan 28 2016
14:48 UTC

Old Timey Jupiter

... love this old timey animation of Jupiter from Voyager 1. It reminds me of these Mars and Moon shots posted so long ago.¬The animation was created by unmannedspaceflight. com user Astroboy and modified by user Herobrine.

Posted by wanderingspace

Jan 23 2016
05:38 UTC

Coming Events: A Year of Southern Astronomy for 2016

The planets on 27 August 2016 at 7 pm, Venus and Jupiter are spectacularly close, with Mars nearby. Mars and Saturn form a triangle with the red star Antares. Click to embiggen. Significant astronomical events that can be seen with the unaided eye or minimal equipment in 2016 in Australia (and to some degree elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere, ocultations and eclipses are very region specific) are listed in this table. Special events are bolded. Sadly, we miss out on the Transit of Mercury thi

Posted by Astroblog

Jan 22 2016
19:58 UTC

Weekly Space Hangout — Jan. 22, 2016: Dr. Stuart Robbins

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. Stuart Robbins, Research Scientist at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI); Mars Impact Craters, Science Lead on Moon Mappers and Mercury Mappers. Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter. org / @MorganRehnberg ) Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier ) Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www. astroguyz. com) Jolene Creighton (@futurism / fromquarkstoquasars. com) Pamela Gay (cosmoquest. org / @cosmoquestx / @starstryder) […]The post Weekly Space Hangout — J...

Posted by Universe Today

Jan 21 2016
13:54 UTC

All Five Bright Classical Planets Lined Up in the Morning Sky (23 January - 22 February 2016)

The sky looking north-east on the morning of January 30th, an hour before sunrise. Click to embiggen. The sky looking north-east in January 2015, the last time all the bright planets were together in the morning sky. On the 18-22nd of December 2004 they were in the order they are in from the Sun (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter Saturn) Click to embiggenAs you have probably heard by now, for the first time since January 2005 all five bright classical planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn) w

Posted by Astroblog

Jan 17 2016
03:16 UTC

All 5 bright planets up in the morning sky!

all of you early risers may have noticed the lovely line of bright planets across the sky in the morning hours before sunrise lately. definitely get out and have a look between jan 20th and feb 20th for a spectacular view, no matter where on earth you live!you'll need to be able to see low on the horizon to spot mercury until early february or so, but you can do it if you have an unobstructed view! this alignment of the planets has not occurred for over ten years. it's rare because

Posted by astropixie

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