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Monday, August 29, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘Carl Sagan’

In honor of Carl Sagan

In honor of Carl Sagan

The late Carl Sagan brought the science of the universe to millions of people. He described our existence as being on the shore of the cosmic ocean, where we are  just beginning to learn what lies beyond our present knowledge. In honor of Sagan’s birthday on November 9, it would have been his 76th, the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute invited the public to submit essays inspired by Sagan’s imagery. Several essays are available on the SETI website and the winners ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—August 27, moon near Jupiter –

EarthSky Tonight—August 27, moon near Jupiter – not Mars

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The moon is near a bright object on August 27, 2010, but – no matter what anyone tells you – that bright object is not the planet Mars. Instead, it is Jupiter. Will Mars appear as large as a full moon in August 2010? Over the past few days, the waning gibbous moon has approached Jupiter and passed it. Tonight the moon is not as close to Jupiter as it was last night. However, Jupiter is still very noticeable on August 27 as ... Full Story

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