RIP Leonard Nimoy

By: Susie77, 9:47 PM GMT on February 27, 2015

Updated: 9:48 PM GMT on February 27, 2015

Five Years of Solar Dynamic Observatory

By: Susie77, 10:27 PM GMT on February 16, 2015

Published on Feb 11, 2015
11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics
Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun
24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has
provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on
the sun grow and erupt ever since its launch on Feb. 11, 2010. The
imagery ...

Russian Meteor's Origin Remains Mysterious 2 Years Later

By: Susie77, 6:33 PM GMT on February 16, 2015

Russian Meteor's Origin Remains Mysterious 2 Years Later

by Elizabeth Howell, Contributor   |   February 15, 2015 01:32pm ET

Trail of the asteroid that exploded over Chelyabinsk, ...

February's Visible Planets

By: Susie77, 7:47 PM GMT on February 14, 2015

February 2015 guide to the five visible planets

Skywatcher, by Predrag Agatonovic.

Wow! What a great month for planets! Watch Venus, Mars
and Jupiter pop out at nightfall. Jupiter opposition February 6.
Venus/Mars conjunction February 21. Mercury and Saturn be...

Got Telescope?

By: Susie77, 4:59 PM GMT on January 21, 2015

BRIGHT ASTEROID FLYBY: A large asteroid is about to fly past Earth. On the night of Jan. 26-27, mountain-sized space rock 2004 BL86
will be only 3 times farther from us than the Moon. There's no danger
of a collision, but the flyby will be easy to observe. Sunlight
reflected from the surface of 2004 BL86 will make it glow like a 9th
magnitude star. Amateur astronomers with even small backyard telescopes
will be able to see it zipping among the s...

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