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Archive for May 1, 2011

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

It is a hurricane twice the size of the Earth. It has been raging at least as long as telescopes could see it, and shows no signs of slowing. It is Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the largest swirling storm system in the Solar System.   Jupiter's Great Red Spot from Voyager 1 Credit: NASA, JPL; Digital processing: Björn Jónsson (IAAA) Explanation: It is a hurricane twice the size of the Earth. It has been raging at least as long as telescopes could see it, and shows no signs of ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—May 2, Follow the arc to the star

Sky Tonight—May 2, Follow the arc to the star Arcturus in May

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org It is now the perfect time to look outside in the evening and learn a phrase useful to sky watchers. The phrase is: ‘follow the arc to Arcturus.’ First, locate the Big Dipper asterism in the northeastern sky. Then draw an imaginary line following the curve in the Dipper’s handle until you come to a bright orange star. This star is Arcturus in the constellation Bootes, known in skylore as the ‘bear ... Full Story

Eagles Even Series With 4-3 Win

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Colorado Eagles evened their Turner Conference Finals series against the Rapid City Rush at one game apiece with a 4-3 win at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The penalty-filled game between the rival clubs was chippy throughout, with three goals -- including the game-winner -- coming on power plays. Colorado used a pair of goals from Adam Hogg to build a 2-0 lead early in the first period, but the Rush would answer in the second half of the frame with three goals of ... Full Story

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