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The Moon and Four Planets

The Moon appeared along with four planets in the dawn sky.

The sky was filled with planets this morning, as all four of the closest planets to the Sun appeared along the ecliptic in the morning sky. 161 more words

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Pluto: Black Sky And Red Ice

Pluto may be a small world, only about 1,400 miles across, half as wide as the U.S., and 1/6th the size of Earth. But it’s no less complex for that. 298 more words


Nothing but blue skies (and some frozen water) on Pluto

The sky on Pluto is blue. NASA just sent home the pictures.

Oh, and there’s water, too. Frozen, but still water.

The latest NASA photos rewrite the book on Pluto yet again, adding planet-like details about the little body that had its planet-ness stripped away by hard-hearted astronomers in 2006. 362 more words



They key to the recent NASA claim that they discovered water on Mars is that it is (or was) “flowing” during the warmer seasonal temps. We already knew about water ice at the polar caps for quite some time now. 17 more words

The voyage of light

Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the drug store, but that’s just peanuts to space.

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ECLIPSE, n. Astronomical event of little significance to introverts (we’re used to being overshadowed.)


Surprise: Ceres' Bright Spots are Probably Salt

So now that NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been in orbit around Ceres for seven months, has the nature of its strange bright spots finally been determined? 505 more words