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Mars Opposition - Part 2 - How to Observe the Planets

Of all the planets in our solar system, only three lend themselves to detailed examination with amateur telescopes: Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars.  The other planets are interesting, but don’t reveal much detail.  933 more words

Solar System

NASA Image of the Day - Antares Rocket Set to Launch NASA Science to the International Space Station

The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen at launch Pad-0A, Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Liftoff is currently targeted for 4:39 a.m. 11 more words

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Louis Hissink: Medusa and Venus

Human traditions of mighty celestial snakes or serpents in the sky wreaking havoc and destruction on the Earth’s surface remain inexplicable, principally because any geological features that could be associated with these heavenly prodigies are believed to be absent. 1,814 more words

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NASA Image of the Day - Orbital ATK Rocket Rolls Out for May 21 Launch

An Orbital ATK rocket rolls out to launch Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on May 17, 2018, in advance of a May 21 launch from Wallops Island, VA. 24 more words

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Moon and Venus Together, May 2018

May 18th, 2018, 9:05 p.m. local time

The Moon and Venus were side-by-side again last night in the Western sky.  The surrounding clouds offered a nice opportunity for a larger framing of the evening view. 146 more words

Astronomy

A marble: floating in the middle of nothing

The Long Slow Goodbye

Our world is dying.

We are killing it.

We pride ourselves on our adaptability,

Yet we are locked in an… 103 more words

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NASA Image of the Day - Hubble Catches a Spiral Galaxy in Disguise

NGC 1032 cleaves the quiet darkness of space in two in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. via @NASA https://ift.tt/2KCXCuN

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