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Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes

Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes
PICTURE OF THE DAYsee all » This image shows part of the North America Nebula (NGC 7000) in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. The orange supergiant Xi Cygni (also known as 62 Cygni) is the central star, together with the “west coast” of NGC 7000. (2.4-inch Takahashi FS-60C refractor at f/6.2, Quantum Scientific Instruments QSI 540wsg CCD camera, Hydrogen-alpha/RGB image with exposures of 60, 10, 10, and 10 minutes, respectively)

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Titan – Saturn's moon, satellite, 2nd largest moon, geography like Earth Contents Titan is the 2nd largest moon in our solar system and is even larger than our smallest planet Mercury and even larger than the dwarf planet Pluto. For a full understanding of just how large Titan is, it is double the size of Earth's moon. It was the first moon to be discovered around Saturn, but it was not until 2004 that any real knowledge of this incredible moon was revealed. Deemed strongly capable of sustaining life, Titan has become a major topic of discussion in the world of Astronomy. Discovery Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 April 15 Mercury and Crescent Moon Set Image Credit & Copyright: Miguel Claro (TWAN, Dark Sky Alqueva) Explanation: Innermost planet Mercury and a thin crescent Moon are never found far from the Sun in planet Earth's skies. Taken near dusk on April 8, this colorful evening skyscape shows them both setting toward the western horizon just after the Sun.

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics Highlights of the Month April - Mars at Opposition. Image NASA. Mars, lying above Spica in Virgo, reaches opposition on April 8th when its magnitude will be -1.5 and its angular diameter 15.1 arc seconds. 10 Coolest Non-Planetary Objects In Our Solar System Space Space is awesome. There’s no arguing that. But all of the really cool stuff is way out there—beyond the edges our solar system—in deep space.

Hubble data predicts Milky Way galactic collision When Galaxies Collide! It sounds like an early science fiction novel. However, analysis of Hubble measurements shows that our own Milky Way galaxy is moving toward a head-on collision with our nearest neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy (also known as M31). The collision will start in about four billion years, and over the following three billion years the two spiral galaxies will coalesce into a large elliptical galaxy. Based on this data, NASA has produced a video of the upcoming collision. View all SETI Astronomers Launch New Campaign to Eavesdrop on E.T. In a vast cosmic experiment equivalent to hitting "redial," astronomers in a dozen countries are aiming telescopes to listen in once again on some of the stars that were part of the world's first search for alien life 50 years ago. The coordinated signal-searching campaign began this month to mark the 50th anniversary of Project Ozma, a 1960 experiment that was christened the world's first real attempt in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence ? or SETI. Like Project Ozma, which got its name from a character in L. Frank Baum's series of books about the Land of Oz, the new search is called Project Dorothy.

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system Mercury Venus Earth You Are Here Moon Hubble Wallpaper Search Picture Album Wallpaper Show Titles Applying and removing HubbleSite wallpaper Stephen Hawking: 'There is no heaven; it's a fairy story' A belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a "fairy story" for people afraid of death, Stephen Hawking has said. In a dismissal that underlines his firm rejection of religious comforts, Britain's most eminent scientist said there was nothing beyond the moment when the brain flickers for the final time. Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, shares his thoughts on death, human purpose and our chance existence in an exclusive interview with the Guardian today. The incurable illness was expected to kill Hawking within a few years of its symptoms arising, an outlook that turned the young scientist to Wagner, but ultimately led him to enjoy life more, he has said, despite the cloud hanging over his future.

The Solar System Our solar neighborhood is an exciting place. The Solar System is full of planets, moons, asteroids, comets, minor planets, and many other exciting objects. Learn about Io, the explosive moon that orbits the planet Jupiter, or explore the gigantic canyons and deserts on Mars. What Is The Solar System? The Solar System is made up of all the planets that orbit our Sun.

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