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Archive for January 12, 2010

Earthsky Tonight: January 13, 2010 – Saturn in

Earthsky Tonight: January 13, 2010 – Saturn in retrograde from January 14 to May 31

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The planet Saturn adorns the nighttime from late evening till dawn tonight. This golden world rises in the east around 11:00 p.m. Climbing upward through the night, Saturn soars to its highest point in the southern sky around 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning. As a general rule, Saturn appears to travel eastward in front of the background stars. But starting on January 14, 2010, Saturn will be going ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight: January 12, 2010 – Cassiopeia

Earthsky Tonight: January 12, 2010 – Cassiopeia and Big Dipper are opposite each other

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The constellation Cassiopeia the Queen is easy to recognize in the northern sky, either in the evening or before dawn. This constellation is shaped like a W or M and contains five moderately bright stars. The distinctive shape of Cassiopeia makes her very noticeable among the stars of the northern sky. Cassiopeia is also famous in relationship to another constellation, Ursa Major, which contains the Big Dipper ... Full Story

Rural CO Could Benefit from Health Care Reform

DENVER - In Colorado, 680,000 small-town residents know how hard it can be to see a doctor, and Congress is thinking about that matter, too. As the House and Senate try to work out a health care reform compromise, advocates for rural communities say parts of the legislation that would benefit small towns are likely to be approved. For instance, both bills include plans to encourage more physicians to leave the big city for the countryside. With only ten percent of doctors practicing in small ... Full Story

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