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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day Gibbous Europa Credit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA; reprocessed by Ted Stryk Explanation: Although the phase of this moon might appear familiar, the moon itself might not. In fact, this gibbous phase shows part of Jupiter's moon Europa. The robot spacecraft Galileo captured this image mosaic during its mission orbiting Jupiter from 1995 - 2003. Visible are plains of bright ice, cracks that run to the horizon, and ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 31, Star-hop from Great Square

Sky Tonight—January 31, Star-hop from Great Square of Pegasus to Andromeda galaxy

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Tonight, try star-hopping to the famous Andromeda galaxy – the large spiral galaxy next-door to our Milky Way – from the Great Square of Pegasus. The planet Jupiter will be your guide. Ready? First, look westward for the four stars of the Great Square. You will find them to the right or upper right of the blazing planet Jupiter – in the west at nightfall and early evening. Keep in mind that our sky chart ... Full Story

Eagles Sweep ‘Dogs, Stewart Gets 400th Win

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The Colorado Eagles closed out their season-long, seven-game road trip with a 5-2 victory against the Arizona Sundogs. The win was Colorado's third in as many days against the 'Dogs and left them with a 5-2-0 record on their trek away from home. Riley Nelson picked up the team's third hat trick of the season, helping secure the 400th win in Head Coach Chris Stewart's CHL career; he ranks third on the league's all-time list. Colorado out-shot Arizona 18-9 in the first ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day Astronomy Photo of the Day Opportunity at Santa Maria Crater Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, NASA, JPL, Cornell; Image Processing: Marco Di Lorenzo, Kenneth Kremer   Explanation: Celebrating 7 years on the surface of the Red Planet, Mars exploration rover Opportunity now stands near the rim of 90 meter wide Santa Maria crater. Remarkably, Opportunity and its fellow rover Spirit were initially intended ... Full Story

Cougars Prove Too Big for the Spartans

Berthoud Boys Basketball Falls to Niwot 73-38 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud High boys basketball team dropped their second consecutive home game on Saturday evening in a 73-38 thumping at the hands of the Niwot Cougars. The loss drops the Spartans to 5-9 on the season but because Niwot is an out-of-conference opponent, Berthoud will not lose any ground in the 3A Patriot League. As a team, Niwot features six players measuring 6’1” or taller, giving them a significant size ... Full Story

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