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Posts in the past four weeks

Wednesday
Sep 17 2014
01:10 UTC

Our Moon, the Cosmic Ray Detector

The moon provides an easy way to detect rare ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.

Posted by astrobites

Monday
Sep 15 2014
19:35 UTC

Stalking Uranus: A Complete Guide to the 2014 Opposition Season

It's no joke now is the time to begin searching the much-maligned (and mispronounced) planet Uranus as it reaches opposition in early October leading up to a very special celestial event. Last month, we looked at the challenges of spying the solar system's outermost ice giant world, Neptune. Currently located in the adjacent constellation Aquarius, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Sep 15 2014
16:14 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Moon Points to Crab and Leo's Heart

... Lion's Heart and some starry graveyards come this way for skywatchers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Sep 12 2014
12:51 UTC

Lunar Love: Stunning Shots Abound In Phases Around The SuperMoon

While the SuperMoon of earlier this week got a lot of attention — and rightly so, given the Moon was closest in its orbit to Earth when it was full — the waning and waxing phases around our celestial neighbor are also beautiful. Haunting, in fact. (...)Read the rest of Lunar Love: Stunning Shots Abound […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Sep 09 2014
06:00 UTC

Life on Tattoine Planets: More Complicated Than You Might Think

We all know that life on Earth depends on the Sun, and not just to keep the cold out. Plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis, giving us oxygen to breathe, and in one way or another, the whole food chain relies on our parent star for support. But what if our solar system had […]

Posted by Well-Bred Insolence

Monday
Sep 08 2014
21:53 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Bull’s Red Eye and Green Giant Join Moon

... supermoon starts the week for skywatchers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Sep 08 2014
21:14 UTC

Awesome Astrophotos: Caught in the Web of the SuperMoon

Up in the sky — it's a bird, it's a plane… no, it's a spider and a SuperMoon! Well, not quite. This composite image by Brian who is called Brian on Flickr was actually taken last night, on September 7, 2014, but it's an awesome lead-in for our usual request for astrophotos of the Harvest […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Sep 08 2014
18:31 UTC

China's Yutu Rover Is Still Alive, Reports Say, As Lunar Panorama Released

It hasn't been an easy few lunar months for the Yutu rover, which reportedly had problems positioning its solar panels in March while exploring the lunar surface. That said, reports are emerging that the rover is still alive. Along with those reports came a new panorama released in time for the Moon Festival in that […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Sep 08 2014
13:59 UTC

Guide to Tonight's Big Harvest Moon

... between successive moonrises gave farmers in the days before electricity extra light to harvest their crops, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Saturday
Sep 06 2014
16:10 UTC

Watch Final Summer Supermoon This Weekend

... supermoon is on the rise.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Sep 04 2014
15:05 UTC

NASA Curiosity Rover Missing Scientific Focus And Detail' In Mars Mission: Review

NASA's planetary senior review panel harshly criticized the scientific return of the Curiosity rover in a report released yesterday (Sept. 3), saying the mission lacks focus and the team is taking actions that show they think the $2. 5-billion mission is “too big to fail.” While the review did recommend the mission receive more funding — […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Sep 03 2014
13:38 UTC

Get Set for the Super (or Do You Say Harvest?) Full Moon 3 of 3 for 2014

... won't die. The supermoon really brings em out, just […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Sep 03 2014
05:54 UTC

Celebrate the Moon - Saturday September 6th

... away from another Supermoon, and if the skies cooperate, we should have a lovely view of Earth's natural satellite in gibbous phase between first quarter and full. Click the link for more information on International Observe The Moon N

Posted by The Urban Astronomer

Tuesday
Sep 02 2014
16:51 UTC

Hunting for Minimoons Orbiting Earth

... Earth had multiple moons? ¬Our world has one large natural satellite, just over a quarter the diameter, 1/50th the volume, and less than 1/80th the mass of our fair world. In fact, the Earth-Moon system has sometimes been referred to as a binary planet, and our Moon stands […]

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
Aug 31 2014
18:29 UTC

Tonight's Moon-Mars-Saturn Trio Recalls Time of Terror

... the waxing crescent moon will sup in Libra ahead of the fiery red star Antares in Scorpius. All together, a wonderful display of out-of-this-world worlds.¬(...)Read the rest of Tonight's […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Aug 29 2014
01:11 UTC

US Heavy Lift Mars Rocket Passes Key Review and NASA Sets 2018 Maiden Launch Date

After a thorough review of cost and engineering issues, NASA managers formally approved the development of the agency's mammoth heavy lift rocket – the Space Launch System or SLS – which will be the world's most powerful rocket ever built and is intended to take astronauts farther beyond Earth into deep space than ever before […]

Posted by Universe Today

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