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Asteroid approach!

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Beware!  Run and hide!   Or perhaps not,  since NASA considers 1.1 million miles from earth to be a  “very close  approach.”   Maybe it ill comfort you to know that the agency thinks there is no chance that asteroid 2014 JO25 will actually collide with our blue ball.

If you know someone with a decent amateur telescope,  ask to watch the asteroid tonight.

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April 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

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Eugene Cernan, R.I.P.

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Eugene Cernan,  the last astronaut to walk on the moon,  has died.   That leaves only six more living who have strolled on the moon.

 

 

 

 

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February 8, 2017 at 8:17 pm

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Full Hunter’s Moon tonight!

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Tonight you can see  the first  of three super-moons we’ll have in 2016,  so get outside before 6:47 PM central time and enjoy the moon’s closest approach to Earth this year.

 

 

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October 16, 2016 at 8:31 pm

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Space station mystery…

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What was the weird  blue light  outside the Space Station,  and why did the live stream feed suddenly get cut?

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October 4, 2016 at 10:02 am

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FAST telescope switched on…

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I don’t know why they are stepping up the  search for alien  life in space when there is plenty of alien life down here on Earth.   Haven’t the scientists been watching the political scene?

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September 18, 2016 at 10:04 am

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NASA capture…

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Double eclipses are rare,  and one of NASA’s satellites has captured one on camera  for your viewing astonishment.   The event occurs when both the earth and the moon cross into the path of the sun.

 

 

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September 4, 2016 at 10:07 am

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Philae bids farewell…

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The first robot to land on a planet  was switched  off at the end of July,  having bounced upon landing and ended up in a shadow which prevented its batteries from recharging.   It ended its life with  a series of sad tweets, but it served its purpose,  and its rough landing should help scientists learn how to prevent future misadventures.

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September 1, 2016 at 10:06 am

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