STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Shine on, harvest moon
The harvest moon -- the poetical name for the full moon closest to the end of summer/beginning of summer -- returns this week. The name has a functional aspect, too: once, farmers used it to help them... Posted on 9/18/13 at 7:19 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Blue Moon You Are My Sunshine
I almost missed the Blue Moon. It was beautiful!
Area voices is still experiencing difficulties. The rest of this blogpost can be found HERE.... Posted on 8/22/13 at 7:40 AM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES A Small Step into a Giant World: A Tribute to Neil Armstrong
"That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." Those few words created waves that would shap the way we think of exploration. From the moment Earth was created, man wanted to explore ne... Posted on 9/3/12 at 6:35 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
The three UND students took a gulp of fresh air Wednesday as they left the long, windowless tube that has served as home for the past 10 days. Like astronauts returning to Earth, they savored things like blue sky and the ability to walk around unencumbered by a 25-pound canvas suit.
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 Minnesota National Guard said Monday it found a few small fragments of the moon's surface in storage in a state building in St. Paul. They'll be turned over to the state Historical Society on Wednesday.
Checklist from doomed mission sold for more than $388,000 NASA is questioning whether Apollo 13 commander James Lovell has the right to sell a 70-page checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations that were crucial in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth.
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.
The 3 1/2 hour celestial spectacle was visible from North and Central America where skies were clear. Portions of Europe and Asia only caught part of the show. The totality phase — when the moon was completely immersed in Earth's shadow — lasted 72 minutes.
What’s the difference between 2010 and 1961, when President John F. Kennedy vowed to put a man on the moon before the decade was out? What happened to our money and our will — and why does China seem to have more of both?
Here’s one answer: What’s changed is the fiscal sclerosis brought about by entitlement spending. That’s the condition we have that China lacks, and China is making the most of it.
So, if not the moon for the short term, which I’ve read would cost $100 billion (still much less than the two wars), why not send orbiter probes to explore the outer planets of Uranus and Neptune for a small fraction of the cost?
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