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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Named the Sombrero Galaxy for its hat-like resemblance, M104 features a prominent dust lane and a bright halo of stars and globular clusters. Reasons for the Sombrero's hat-like appearance include an unusually large and extended central bulge of stars, and dark prominent dust lanes that appear in a disk that we see nearly edge-on.   The Sombrero Galaxy from Hubble Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA) Explanation: What's going on in the center of this spiral ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—May 16, Will you see a fuller moon

Sky Tonight—May 16, Will you see a fuller moon tonight … or tomorrow?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at Photo from yourdon’s photostream Your calendar probably says that full moon is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. However – depending on where you live and what time you look – you might see a fuller moon tonight. That is true for us in North America. Full moon falls at or shortly before dawn on May 17 for us. So tonight’s moon is slightly more full than the moon tomorrow night – even though the calendar ... Full Story

Lady Spartans Dominate Patriot League Track

Lady Spartans Dominate Patriot League Track Championships

Boys team Finishes in Sixth Place By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud girls track and field team continued their outstanding 2011 season at the Patriot League Championships hosted at Platte Valley High School on Friday afternoon. The Lady Spartans took first place in team competition with 152.50 points, winning six separate events. The boys team finished in the middle of the pack in sixth place after tallying 60.50 points. As a team, Berthoud finished behind Lyons and Eaton for third ... Full Story

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