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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 X-Class Flare Credit: NASA / Goddard / SDO AIA Team Explanation: On Valentine's Day (ET) the Sun unleased one of its most powerful explosions, an X-class flare. The blast was the largest so far in the new solar cycle. Erupting from active region AR1158 in the Sun's southern hemisphere,the flare is captured here in this extreme ultraviolet image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The intense burst ... Full Story

Sky Tonight— Feb 17, Some names for the February

Sky Tonight— Feb 17, Some names for the February full moon

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Although the moon won’t be full until tomorrow (Friday, February 18) at 8:36 Universal Time, it falls in the wee hours after midnight for much of North America. As seen from our part of the world, the moon will probably appear as full tonight as it will tomorrow night. The image – a February moon from years past – was taken by Dan Bush. His Missouri Skies Moon Page is not to be missed. How do I ... Full Story

Learn from these young Egyptians?

Learn from these young Egyptians?

To the Editor, I watched in amazement as the young people of Egypt peacefully arose to overturn their country’s dictatorship. They revolted against a system ruled by an elite few, where all the wealth flowed upward, and ordinary people had no opportunity to progress, no matter how bright, skilled or educated they might be. Is Egypt now ripe for theocracy? Not likely. Egyptians have closely watched the Iranian revolution and its aftermath. They see their Iranian counterparts ... Full Story

Red Hot Rush, Battochio Shutout Eagles, 3-0

Rapid City's winning streak at 11, Battochio's at eight RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Rush remained in first place atop the Turner Conference with a 3-0 shutout of the Colorado Eagles, who could have leapfrogged the defending champs with a win in regulation. Danny Battochio handed the Eagles their first shutout of the season, stopping 30 shots in all. The last time Colorado was shutout, ironically, was nearly one year ago to the day (Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010) when Battochio ... Full Story

Bulldogs Bite Spartans Comeback Try

Bulldogs Bite Spartans Comeback Try

Berthoud Boys Basketball Falls to University By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer In their final home game of the 2010/11 regular season, the Berthoud High boys basketball team fell to the University High School Bulldogs 47-44. The loss is the Spartans’ fourth consecutive and drops the team to 6-13 overall and 4-7 in the 3A Patriot League. With the loss, the Spartans finished the regular season in tenth place in the twelve-team league and will take on a yet-to-be-determined opponent on ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—February 16, Bright moon puts Cancer in

Sky Tonight—February 16, Bright moon puts Cancer in spotlight

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The almost-full waxing gibbous moon puts the constellation Cancer in the spotlight – but out of view – this Wednesday night. Demure Cancer the Crab is the faintest constellation of the Zodiac. You can see it only on dark, moonless nights. Understanding moon phases The starry sky is like a great big connect-the-dots book, enabling stargazers to star-hop from brighter stars to more obscure nighttime ... Full Story

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