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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘solar system’

LTO June Star Night

LTO June Star Night

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on www.starkids.org). Friday, June 21, 2013 7:00 – 11:00 PM   The guest speaker is Suzanne Metlay, faculty member at Western Governors University, and the title of her talk is “Tides In & Out of the Solar System”. Imagine tides without water and see the effects of tidal forces throughout the cosmos. Tides are the result ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

It is one of the largest and longest lived storms ever recorded in our Solar System. First seen late last year, the above cloud formation in the northern hemisphere of Saturn started larger than the Earth and soon spread completely around the planet. The storm has been tracked not only from Earth but from up close by the robotic Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting Saturn.         A Raging Storm System on Saturn  Image Credit: Cassini Imaging ... Full Story

Voyager about to leave solar system

As Voyager 1 nears edge of solar system, CU scientists look back In 1977, Jimmy Carter was sworn in as president, Elvis died, Virginia park ranger Roy Sullivan was hit by lightning a record seventh time and two NASA space probes destined to turn planetary science on its head launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The identical spacecraft, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, were launched in the summer and programmed to pass by Jupiter and Saturn on different paths. Voyager 2 went on to visit Uranus and ... Full Story

Pluto is not a “former planet”

Pluto is not a “former planet”

This is in response to your June 24 article titled: "EarthSky Tonight-June 24: Earth passes between sun and Pluto tomorrow." I wish you had a comments section because I would have posted this in that section. Pluto is not a "former planet." It is a planet. Please do not blindly accept the controversial demotion of Pluto, which was done by only four percent of the International Astronomical Union, most of whom are not planetary scientists. Their decision was immediately opposed in a formal ... Full Story

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