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...

2014 Warmest Year on Record

By: Susie77, 3:58 PM GMT on January 16, 2015

The year 2014
ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses
by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
scientists.



The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record, with the exception
of 1998, have now occurred since 2000. This trend continues a long-term
warming of the planet, according to an analysis of surface temperature
measurements by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Instit...

Sun's Rays May Trim Life Spans

By: Susie77, 9:20 PM GMT on January 07, 2015



Sun's Rays May Trim Life Spans

by Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer   |   January 06, 2015 07:46pm ET


The sun's rays may shape human lives in a surprising way: High levels
of sun exposure during the year of birth may increase infant mortality
and shorten the average life span of a population, a new study finds.

Researchers looked at people in Norway who were born over two centuries,
and compared those ...

Monarch Butterflies Considered for Endangered Species Status

By: Susie77, 9:44 PM GMT on January 04, 2015



Monarch Butterflies Considered for Endangered Species Status

by Laura Geggel, Staff Writer   |   January 02, 2015 05:25pm ET

 

Adult monarch butterfly
















The monarch butterfly, once common across the United States, could soon end up on the Endanger...

2015 Night Sky Events

By: Susie77, 2:16 AM GMT on December 29, 2014

Sky Watching Event Guide For 2015

December 28, 2014 | by Lisa Winter









Photo credit:

SHSPhotography / iStockphoto



Make a resolution in 2015 to head outside and check out some of the
amazing celestial events that will be happening in the night sky.
Whether you’re an experienced astronomer or just taking a look at the
night...

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