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Milky Way Dark Matter Halo Loses 'Weight'

Milky Way Arch, CC BY 3.0, Bruno Gilli/ESO – http://www.eso.org/public/images/milkyway/

Mass estimates for our Milky Way vary widely, from less than 1 trillion, to as high as 4 trillion, times the mass of the Sun. 543 more words

Dark Matter

Looking To The Sky

Didn’t really want to blog today as I figured I shouldn’t blog toooo much. Anyway, just a little post to answer the question I posed in one of my recent posts: 313 more words


Night Specters: The Haunted Stars

There are ghastly shapes above our heads. When the nights are dark and cold—ghosts of the night come alive. Ephemeral… tenuous… these night specters are buried at the edge of our perceptibility. 1,304 more words


M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)

  • Date: September 22, 2014
  • Time: 11:14 pm EDT
  • Location: Giles County, VA
  • Viewing conditions: mostly clear skies; light pollution index: Green; some skyglow to SSE; seeing: 5; transparency: 8; temperatures are in the low-50’s with no winds…
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NGC Objects

The Warmth of the Sun

I know many people who refuse to wake up or get out of bed in the morning until the gentle rays of the Sun warm their face. 230 more words


A few things for October

You might try to catch a glimpse of the Andromeda galaxy which is almost overhead this month in the late evening. It is the furthest object visible to the naked eye and takes up more than four times the visual area of a full Moon, but it is quite faint. 48 more words