ASTRO BOB Curiosity rover ramps up for road trip to Glenelg
Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to Glenelg we go! Scientists with the Mars mission have chosen Curiosity's first exploration destination, a little place nicknamed Glenelg (after a village in Scotland) near t... Posted on 8/18/12 at 10:16 AM
SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT 66% Solar Eclipse Arrives in Fargo on Sunday, May 20
Heads up Fargo, here comes a solar eclipse.
If you're in town (that is, anywhere west of the Appalachians) this weekend, grab your solar-filter glasses and look to the west.
No one gets a total ec... Posted on 5/17/12 at 2:25 PM
Don’t forget. Tonight’s the Full Snow Moon with moonrise happening around the time of sunset. To find when the moon comes up for your town, go to Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day and make your selection.
At 4:28 p.m. (CST) today Dec. 17, the twin GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) moon probes will be intentionally crashed into a mountaintop near the moon’s north pole. You might think this a poor use of a half-billion of your tax dollars, but the mission has been an astounding success.
The other night while anticipating the aurora I kept looking north for signs of that familiar green glow, but twilight seemed to last forever. The sky was too bright right on through to 11:30 p.m.; only by 11:45 had it grown dark enough for that first blush of electrified air to show.
Tomorrow’s transit of Venus will be the third in a series of celestial alignments that included the May 20 annular eclipse of the sun and this morning’s partial lunar eclipse. In Duluth,they should see the first sign of Venus’ silhouetted self touch the northeastern limb of the sun at 5:04 p.m. While you may applaud at transit end, don’t expect an encore until the year 2117.
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