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Archive for February 26, 2011

Sky Tonight—Feb 27, Moon and Venus in southeast

Sky Tonight—Feb 27, Moon and Venus in southeast before sunrise

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org If it is clear in the wee hours before sunrise on February 28, there is no way that you can miss the waning crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus in the east or southeast sky. After all, the moon and Venus rank as the second- and third-brightest heavenly bodies, respectively, after the sun. From middle latitudes in the northern hemisphere, the moon and Venus will rise about 2 hours before the sun ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  Shell Galaxies in Pisces Image Credit & Copyright: Stephen Leshin Explanation: This colorful cosmic skyscape features a peculiar system of galaxies cataloged as Arp 227 some 100 million light-years distant. Swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, Arp 227 consists of the two galaxies prominent on the left; the curious shell galaxy NGC 474 and its blue, spiral-armed neighbor NGC 470. The faint, wide arcs or shells of NGC 474 could have been formed ... Full Story

Sky Tonight-Feb 26, Epsilon Aurigae, the

Sky Tonight-Feb 26, Epsilon Aurigae, the Charioteer’s distant and mysterious star

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org At early evening, look up high for the brilliant star Capella, the brightest in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. Close to Capella, note the prominent triangle of starlets called The Kids. Lighting up the apex of this triangle is the star Epsilon Aurigae (Almaaz), one of the most mysterious stars in all the heavens. More on Capella: Golden Goat Star Although Capella looks much brighter than ... Full Story

Lady Spartans claim fourth place in district

Lady Spartans claim fourth place in district tournament

Berthoud plays solidly but falls to Valley in districts By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer It took less than two minutes for the Valley Vikings girls basketball team to make it appear as if they had handily beaten the Berthoud Spartans. The final score in the 3A Patriot League district tournament third place game was 42-35 in favor of third seeded Valley but the seven-point differential does not do justice to how well the Lady Spartans played. With 1:36 seconds remaining in the game ... Full Story

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