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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 Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841 Close Up Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI / AURA) - ESA / Hubble Collaboration Explanation: A mere 46 million light-years distant, spiral galaxy NGC 2841 can be found in the northern constellation of Ursa Major. This sharp view of the gorgeous island universe shows off a striking yellow nucleus and galactic disk. Dust lanes, small, pink star-forming regions, and ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—Feb 20, Moon, Saturn, Spica rise in late

Sky Tonight—Feb 20, Moon, Saturn, Spica rise in late evening

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Jupiter is the bright object in the west after sunset You will have to stay up late to see the waning gibbous moon, the planet Saturn, and the star Spica tonight. Alternatively, you can wake up early tomorrow. Our chart shows the eastern sky for mid-northern North American latitudes somewhere around 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. tonight. The sky scene will look similar for mid-northern latitudes in Europe and ... Full Story

Marie Andrade Allison receives DAR Good Citizen award

Marie Andrade Allison receives DAR Good Citizen award

Marie Elise Andrade Allison was selected as Berthoud High School’s recipient of Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award for 2011. The Namaqua Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented awards to several area students at its February 9 Student Recognition Tea. The winners, one from each area high school were the winners in the DAR Good Citizen Program and Scholarship Contest. The annual event is intended to ... Full Story

Sadlo and Pickert advance to championship round

Sadlo and Pickert advance to championship round

Two Spartan Wrestlers advance to Championship finals Saturday updates 3rd Consolation Round Cooper Wynn: 145 lbs, loss by pin at 3:46 Cory Ellis: 160 lbs, loss 7-5 decision Casey Couch: 189 lbs, win 17-0 technical fall in 3rd period. Saturday's Championship round Alex Sadlo  vs Pabloo Ortiz (Alamosa) JT Pickert  vs Clint Myers (Salida) Team Scores (through 2nd round consolation) — Alamosa 134; Lamar 89; Centauri 861/2; Berthoud 86; Olathe 821/2; ... Full Story

Total Team Effort Leads Eagles to OT Win Over Sundogs

Total Team Effort Leads Eagles to OT Win Over Sundogs

LOVELAND, Colo. - The  Colorado Eagles registered a season high 50 shots in their 4-3 overtime win against the Arizona Sundogs, but it was the defensive corps that was the real story for the home team. Forced to play with just five d-men for most of the game (after Joe Grimaldi received a game misconduct penalty in the first period), Colorado's final two scores came off the sticks of defensemen. The Eagles dominated play in the first period, out-shooting Arizona 18-7, but the ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—Feb 19, The Hare and the Dove below the

Sky Tonight—Feb 19, The Hare and the Dove below the Hunter

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org If you look south around 8 p.m., you will easily notice a short, straight row of three medium bright stars. These stars represent the Belt of Orion the Hunter. Also, notice the star Sirius. Sirius: Dog Star and brightest star On old sky maps, the mighty Hunter of the ancient myths is seen poised with an upraised club and shield, as though fending off the raging Bull, Taurus. Jupiter is the bright ... 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 Planetary Nebula Project Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (Astro Anarchy) Explanation: Cast off by dying sunlike stars, planetary nebulae are a brief but glorious final phase of stellar evolution. The gaseous shrouds are ionized by an extremely hot central source, the shrinking core of a star running out of fuel for nuclear fusion. Shining in the cosmic night, their simple symmetries are ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—February 18, Moon rises with Leo the

Sky Tonight—February 18, Moon rises with Leo the Lion, harbinger of spring

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org About two hours after sunset on February 18, look for the waning gibbous moon and the constellation Leo the Lion shining side by side over the eastern horizon. The fainter stars of Leo might be hard to make out in the lunar glare tonight, but you should be able to spot Regulus, Leo’s brightest star, and one of the brightest stars in our night sky. Tomorrow, the moon will rise more than an hour later ... 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 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

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