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Archive for March 13, 2011

Sky Tonight—March 14, Moon and Gemini stars high in

Sky Tonight—March 14, Moon and Gemini stars high in south

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org This evening, as seen from the mid-northern latitudes, the waxing gibbous moon and the Gemini stars Castor and Pollux shine way up high in the southern sky. Castor and Pollux, the constellation Gemini the Twins’ two brightest stars, are seen above the moon. Procyon appears below the moon. Procyon is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor (the Lesser Dog). Once every month, the moon passes ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  NGC 4755: A Jewel Box of Stars Credit & Copyright: Dieter Willasch (Astro-Cabinet) Explanation: The great variety of star colors in this open cluster underlies its name: The Jewel Box. One of the bright central stars is a red supergiant, in contrast to the many blue stars that surround it. The cluster, also known as Kappa Crucis contains just over 100 stars, and is about 10 million years old. Open clusters are younger, contain few stars, and contain a much higher ... Full Story

Tulsa Topples Colorado, 5-1

Tulsa Topples Colorado, 5-1

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Tulsa Oilers handily defeated the Colorado Eagles, 5-1, on the strength of strong team defense and Ian Keserich's 35 saves. The Eagles suffered from a mistake-ridden game, falling out of their first place tie in the Turner Conference with Rapid City's win. The Eagles got out to a strong start, netting the game's first goal at 2:16 when Brett Thurston was able to knock home a loose puck after Keserich had turned away Riley Nelson and Kevin Ulanski from in close. But it ... Full Story

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