Comet Lovejoy (Jr.)

By: Susie77, 4:59 PM GMT on December 25, 2014

Binocular Comet Lovejoy Heading Our WayBy: Alan MacRobert | December 15, 2014         The
latest Comet Lovejoy should reach 4th or 5th magnitude in late December
and January, when it will be nicely placed high in the dark for your
binoculars or telescope. It has become detectable with the unaided eye
under excellent conditions.Update Dec. 22:
Marco Goiato estimated the comet at magnitude 5.6 on December 20th. It...

Voyager Goes Surfing

By: Susie77, 4:00 PM GMT on December 18, 2014

Courtesy of: http://earthsky.org/space/voyager-spacecraft-rides -tsunami-wave-in-interstellar-space

EarthSky // Science Wire, Space
R elease Date: Dec 17, 2014






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Voyager spacecraft rides tsunami wave in interstellar space


Listen to how these waves cause surrounding ionized matter to ring like a bell. You’ve never heard anything from farther away …




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Geminid Meteor Shower

By: Susie77, 12:58 AM GMT on December 04, 2014


By Bruce McClure in
Blogs | Tonight | Astronomy Essentials | Space on Nov 23, 2014






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Everything you need to know: Geminid meteor shower









Peak viewing for the 2014 Geminid meteor shower will
probably occur on from late evening December 13 through dawn on December
14.




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NASA's Van Allen Probes Spot an Impenetrable Barrier in Space

By: Susie77, 3:16 AM GMT on November 29, 2014



NASA's Van Allen Probes Spot an Impenetrable Barrier in Space


November 26, 2014





Two donuts of seething radiation that surround Earth, called the Van Allen
radiation belts, have been found to contain a nearly impenetrable
barrier that prevents the fastest, most energetic electrons from
reaching Earth.



A
cloud of cold, charged gas around Earth, called the plasmasph...

Leonid Meteor Shower

By: Susie77, 4:49 PM GMT on November 15, 2014


By Deborah Byrd in
Tonight | Astronomy Essentials | Space on Nov 14, 2014






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Everything you need to know: Leonid meteor shower













Leonids via NASA









The famous Leonid meteor shower peaks betwee...

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