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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: The Summer Triangle is high in the sky
July 7, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Mars is in the southwest at dusk this month. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Still, Mars rivals the brightest stars we see at night. Saturn is also in the southwest at dusk. This month and next, Mars approaches Saturn more and more.  Venus remains in […]

The galaxy just got bigger: Calling all future space explorers to Family Space Day!
February 27, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

ATTENTION FUTURE SPACE EXPLORERS: NASA has just discovered 715 new planets for you to study and learn. But let’s back up a second. Launched in 2009, the Kepler space observatory has been scanning the heavens for earth-like exoplanets — planets existing outside our solar system. The observatory has been able to detect strong possibilities of […]

Go Stargazing! September Edition
September 6, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn leaves the evening sky in September 2011.  Face west southwest at dusk, and you’ll see Saturn near a star of similar brightness—Spica in Virgo.  Saturn is a bit to the right of Spica as you face southwest. Each night this month, however, Saturn and Spica appear lower and lower to the horizon, until they […]

Water on Mars?
September 2, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

On August 5, 2011, Science Magazine published a paper, announcing that astronomers had observed unusual features on the northward slopes of cliffs in Mars’ southern hemisphere. Strangely, these narrow, dark features are seasonal; they appear in spring and summer and disappear as fall approaches. So far, the explanation that best fits the evidence is that […]


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