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Cometsista tauolle

Mitämitämitä? Miltei kaksi viikkoa on kulunut Cometsin viikkotuntien päättymisestä. Kausi meni niin vauhdilla tanssin ja oman koulun puolesta, etten pystynyt repeämään joka viikkoiseen blogi-postaukseen ryhmistä. Varmoja voitte olla, että mielessä kyllä Cometsin west coast swingiläiset pysyivät. 279 more words

West Coast Swing

The Comet, the owl, and the Galaxy

Photo Credit: NASA App

Comet C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS) poses for a Messier moment in this telescopic snapshot from April 18. In fact it shares the 1.5 degree wide field-of-view with two well-known entries in the 18th century comet-hunting astronomer’s  96 more words

10 Perfect Star Gazing Spots In INDIA

If you have never seen a clear, starry sky from a place devoid of light pollution then you don’t know what you’re missing. With the naked eye alone from a dark site you’ll see thousands of stars, meteors, the zodiacal light, airglow, satellites, the… 248 more words

Comet vs. Jupiter: the unfortunate fate of Shoemaker-Levy 9

On March 24, 1993, a comet was discovered by Eugene & Carolyn Shoemaker and David Levy. It was the ninth comet that the the three had collaborated to discover, thus it was dubbed “Shoemaker-Levy 9”. 160 more words


Asteroids: Death, or Life?

Just hitching a ride

Most people don’t think of asteroids as the bringer of life to Earth. Actually, for many, it’s the exact opposite. When someone says asteroids many people automatically think about mass extinctions, specifically the extinction of the dinosaurs ( 188 more words


Are We Overdue for a Mass Extinction?

People have argued about if and when the human race will die out on earth.  We have essentially taken ourselves out of the food chain, meaning that we won’t be hunted to extinction.   226 more words


Comets and stuff

For blog 7 I’ve decided to write about comets. Comets, according to space.com is “an icy body that releases gas or dust”(space.com) Astronomers believe that comets are leftovers of the gas, dust, ice, and rocks that originally formed our solar system. 201 more words