ASTRO BOB Celebrate Astronomy Day today!
Cloudy or clear, amateur astronomers will be out across the planet to share their passion for astronomy today. It's Astronomy Day, an annual event celebrated between mid-April and mid-May on the Sat... Posted on 4/20/13 at 9:11 AM
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In this week's digest of recommended blogs, I wanted to highlight a couple of old favorites and three newbies. Enjoy!
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OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Cats for Gold, Free Rice and Writing Badly Well
Some websites are esoteric and dedicated to a single bizarre purpose, which can be amusing but begs the question: How did they think of that? Here are a few of them.
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UND’s Center for Rural Health is forming a Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health with a five-year $3.5 million grant it has received from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, the university said.
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.
The more astronomers look for other worlds, the more they find that it’s a crowded and crazy cosmos. They think planets easily outnumber stars in our galaxy and they’re even finding them in the strangest of places.
The astronomers came up with this scenario to explain why the moon's far side is so much more hilly than the one that is always facing Earth. The theory, outlined in a research paper published today in the journal Nature, comes complete with computer model runs showing how it would happen and an illustration that looks like the bigger moon getting a pie in the face. View video report at bottom of article.
Area students enjoy astronomy lessons in UND’s GeoDome The inflatable planetarium has traveled to several area schools in its inaugural year. Organizers say it’s a unique program because instead of relying on outside presenters, classroom teachers are trained to use it as a tool in their own science lessons.
Parke Kunkle, who teaches at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, says all the hubbub over changing zodiac signs is based on "2,000-year-old information" and he can't understand why his explanation of how a well-known wobble in the earth's orbit throws off astrology charts has turned into an Internet sensation.
Chris Willilams and Jocelyn Noveck
, January 14, 2011
One of the solar system's most evocative mysteries — the origin of Saturn's rings — may be a case of cosmic murder, new research suggests. The victim: an unnamed moon of Saturn that disappeared about 4.5 billion years ago.
Lately, a handful of new discoveries make it seem more likely that we are not alone — that there is life somewhere else in the universe. But since much of this research is new, scientists are still debating how solid the conclusions are.
At least that’s the hope for UND astronomer as he continues to improve the university’s observatory Out west of the city, away from the lights that pollute the darkness, is a collection of shacks and trailers that’s the pride and joy of UND astronomer Paul Hardersen.
Spirit has always been the unluckier of NASA’s twin Mars rovers. Just weeks after landing in a Martian crater in 2004, it went haywire and transmitted gibberish to Earth. Engineers eventually nursed it back to health.
Search likely to resume this morning, police chief says The father of one of three missing college students in southwestern North Dakota says the women often went star gazing in the Dickinson area, and that police do not suspect foul play in the disappearances.
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