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Mar 04 2015
13:35 UTC

Stargazing in March

Already the year 2015 is proving to be a great year for stargazing with planets, comets and meteorites gracing the skies but prepare for March as it brings a micro […]

Posted by Astronotes

Feb 23 2015
12:08 UTC

JUPITER, a laboratory for studying exoplanets

The scientific journal Astrophysical Journal Letters is publishing a study, led by researchers at the Astrophysical Institute of the Canaries (IAC), which has been the subject of a report in the journal Nature. It the study Jupiter is presented as an ideal laboratory for research into exoplanets which are similar. Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, has large satellites around it. The study has used the largest of the satellites, which is the biggest satellite in the Solar Sy

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Feb 19 2015
22:00 UTC

25 Years Since Voyagers Pale Blue Dot' Images

... quarter of a century has passed since NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft snapped the iconic image of Earth known as the Pale Blue Dot that shows all of humanity as merely a tiny point of light. The outward bound Voyager 1 space probe took the ‘pale blue dot' image of Earth 25 years ago on […]

Posted by Universe Today

Feb 08 2015
12:28 UTC

Jupiter Overexposed (8 February 2015)

My image of Jupiter taken through the 114 mm Newtonian with 25 mm eyepiece and my Canon IXUS using infinity to infinity focusing (400 ASA, 1 second exposure). 8 February at 9:30 pmStellarium prediction for the moons at 11 pmI couldn't be bothered setting up the webcam CCD camera (anybody got an old laptop with WIndows 2000 they want to get rid off? That way I can replace my current lash up (computer monitor to replace broken latop monitor, and needing mains power as the computer batter

Posted by Astroblog

Feb 08 2015
09:28 UTC

Opposition of Jupiter, 7 February 2015

Evening sky on Sunday February 8 looking north-east as seen from Adelaide at 23:00 ACDST showing Jupiter. The inset shows Jupiter's Moons at 23:00 on the 2nd. Jupiter is the brightest object above the north-eastern horizon. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at equivalent local times (click to embiggen). Opposition of a planet from Earth's perspective is when a planet is directly opposite the sun as seen from Earth. At this time the planet is at its biggest and br

Posted by Astroblog

Feb 08 2015
06:48 UTC

The King of the Night Sky

Jupiter has taken its place as the dominant object in the night sky, outshining everything else around it for the coming months. It just reached 'opposition' as it has its closest approach to the Earth for the next year. At opposition, Jupiter and the Earth and Sun are in a straight line, and Jupiter is visible for the entire night, rising in the east as the Sun sets in the west, towering high overhead during the night, and setting in the west just as dawn breaks. Details of JupiterThe di

Posted by The Urban Astronomer

Feb 05 2015
16:08 UTC

Hubble Captures Rare Triple-Moon Conjunction

Jupiter January 24, 2015Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)Release ImagesRelease VideosFiring off a string of snapshots like a sports photographer at a NASCAR race, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a rare look at three of Jupiter's largest moons parading across the banded face of the gas-giant planet: Europa, Callisto, and Io. These so-called Galilean satellites (named after the 17th century scientist Galileo Galilei, who discovered them with a te

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

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