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Astronomers hate the Moon because it ruins perfectly good observing nights. But is it possible that we all need the Moon for our very existence?
Thanks to Cassini and other spacecraft, we’ve learned a tremendous amount about the icy worlds in the Solar System, from Jupiter’s Europa to Saturn’s Enceladus, to Pluto’s Charon. Geysers, food for bacteria, potential oceans under the ice and more. What new things have we learned about these places?
June is more exciting than normal, by providing us a chance to see all the naked eye planets by month’s end, lunar close encounters with all but Mercury, and an especially close one with Saturn (only 1˚!), with most planets visible for long periods of the night. So get out your scope and try to […]
Hey there’s another extrasolar asteroid and China moving toward a moon rover
How to define lunar calendar based on the first visibility of the lunar crescent. And the recent scientific estimates suggest that a typical human being has the same number of bacteria and other microbes as they do actual human cells.
Asteroid hunters now frequently spot these small asteroids as they come between the Moon and the Earth’s surface.
What to look out, and up, for in March.