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Posts Tagged ‘Vesta’

Earthsky Tonight – February 18, 2010: Epsilon,

Earthsky Tonight – February 18, 2010: Epsilon, Auriga’s distant and mysterious star

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org At early evening, look up high for the brilliant star Capella, the brightest in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. Close to Capella is a prominent triangle of starlets called The Kids. Lighting up the apex of this triangle is the star Epsilon Aurigae (Almaaz), one of the most mysterious stars in all the heavens. Although Capella looks much brighter than Epsilon, that is because Capella is so much closer. ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – February 17, 2010: Asteroid

Earthsky Tonight – February 17, 2010: Asteroid Vesta at opposition

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Vesta is the third largest body in the asteroid belt – a region of the solar system where thousands of little rocky worlds orbit the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Vesta has a diameter of about 330 miles. Vesta will be at opposition – opposite the sun in Earth’s sky – tonight. It is around opposition time that a solar system world comes closest to Earth and shines most brightly in our sky. ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – February 15, 2010: Young moon

Earthsky Tonight – February 15, 2010: Young moon hunting after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Our chart shows the western sky for about 30 minutes after sunset at middle latitudes in North American. If you are blessed with an absolutely level horizon and crystal-clear skies, you might – if you are extremely lucky – see the planets Venus and Jupiter by the horizon. At mid-northern latitudes, these planets set about 40 minutes after the sun. You will have a much better chance of spotting the ... Full Story

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