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Manned Missions to Mars?

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for! 

Humans are to finally occupy a planet in our solar system other than Earth, which in this case is Mars.  341 more words

Mars

  • Date: April 21, 2014
  • Time: 1:58 am EDT
  • Location: Blacksburg, VA
  • Viewing conditions: clear skies; light pollution index: Orange; some light trespass; seeing: 4; excellent transparency; temperatures are in the low-40’s with no winds…
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Solar System

Jupiter

  • Date: April 13, 2014
  • Time: 10:43 pm EDT
  • Location: Blacksburg, VA
  • Viewing conditions: cloudy skies; light pollution index: Orange; the nearly full Moon is the main source of light pollution; seeing: 8; poor transparency; temperatures are in the mid-60’s with minimal winds…
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Solar System

This amazing quartet of galaxies is a result of a collaboration...

This amazing quartet of galaxies is a result of a collaboration between professional and amateur astronomers.

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Photography

Mountains on Saturn’s moon Iapetus may have come from...

Mountains on Saturn’s moon Iapetus may have come from space. New analysis suggests that the mysterious ridge around Iapetus’ equator may be built from celestial debris that once orbited the moon as rings. 6 more words

Universe

"Moon Glow Is Really Sun Glow," Bill Nye Explains

Travelling by car will take 130 days to get to the moon, if cars could fly without speed limits. Travelling by rocket is a little bit better, 13 hours in a speedy thrust. 291 more words

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