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Comet ISON Sprouts a Double Tail
November 20, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Today’s guest post is written by John Moffitt, Astrophysicist & HMNS Volunteer. Amateur astronomers are getting a better look at Comet ISON as it dives toward the sun for a Nov. 28th close encounter with solar fire. As the heat rises, the comet brightens, revealing new details every day. This photo, taken Nov. 10th by Michael Jäger of […]

Looking Back…Happy New Year!
December 31, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Happy New Year! Tomorrow is the first day of 2009. So what an appropriate time to look back and see what we have accomplished in science over the past years on this day. On New Years Day, 1801, the dwarf planet Ceres was discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi. This dwarf planet is actually located inside our solar system, […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (9.11.08) Hurricane Ike Edition
September 11, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: pingnews.com And neither will any of us in the Houston-Galveston area this weekend, as Hurricane Ike barrels in from the Gulf. If you haven’t already, it’s time to consider whether you need to get out of Dodge – but please – let the people in mandatory evacuation zones get out first. This is […]



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