• | 10/20/2017 | Staff
    Jupiter's moon Amalthea casts a shadow on the gas giant planet in this image captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft. The elongated shape of the shadow is a result of both the location of the moon with...
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  • ScienceDaily | 10/19/2017 | Staff
    The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere -- in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere -- and part of a collection of processes...
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  • | 10/18/2017 | Staff
    A study published in Geophysical Research Letters confirms the existence of a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the moon, which could be used to protect astronauts from hazardous...
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  • ScienceDaily | 10/17/2017 | Staff
    Scientists put the Moon to work daily as a calibration source for space-based cameras that use the brightness and colors of sunlight reflecting off our planet to track weather patterns, trends in...
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  • | 10/18/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    On the morning of October 17, the moon was above bright Venus, closer than it had been the day before. In this image from Hope Carter in Martin, Michigan, you can see 2 fainter “stars” to the right...
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  • | 10/16/2017 | Staff
    The "inconstant moon," as Shakespeare called it in Romeo and Juliet, is more reliable than his pair of star-crossed lovers might have thought. Now researchers at the National Institute of Standards...
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  • | 10/16/2017 | Bruce McClure
    Before dawn tomorrow – October 17, 2017 – continue watching the spectacular moon and planets before dawn. The waning moon and Venus will easily catch your eye. The faint starlike point of light near...
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  • | 10/14/2017 | Bruce McClure
    On the evening of October 14, 2017, you won’t see the moon. That’s because the moon will be a waning crescent visible from across Earth only in the wee morning hours.
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  • | 10/11/2017 | Bruce McClure
    Tonight – October 11, 2017 – if you look outside at or near the midnight hour, you might spot the rising last quarter moon and the bright Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux, quite low in your eastern...
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  • Editorial | 10/9/2017 | Staff
    The "harvest moon" and "hunter's moon" are traditional names for the full moons which occur during late summer and autumn. The Harvest moon is the full moon closest to the Autumnal equinox and the...
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  • | 10/2/2017 | Staff
    Researchers on the flying observatory SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, are preparing for a two-minute opportunity to study the atmosphere of Neptune's moon Triton as it...
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  • | 10/8/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    Artist’s concept of our moon with an atmosphere. The view overlooks the Imbrium Basin and shows lunar volcanos erupting and venting the gases that created the moon’s atmosphere, however temporarily.
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  • | 10/8/2017 | Bruce McClure
    Lunar occultation of Aldebaran in Asia on the night of October 9-10! Tonight – October 8, 2017 – you’ll have to stay up fairly late this evening (10 p.m. or so at mid-northern latitudes) to see the...
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  • | 10/6/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    Mike Cohea caught the video below … the October 5 Harvest Moon rising behind the Old Scituate Lighthouse in Scituate, Massachusetts. MikeCohea_HarvestMoon_TL from Mike Cohea: Multimedia Producer on...
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  • | 10/6/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    Gene Aubin in Newport, Oregon caught the setting Harvest Moon over the ocean on the morning of October 5, 2017. The distortion is a type of mirage, caused by refraction.
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  • | 10/6/2017 | Bruce McClure
    Tonight is October 6, 2017 – and the Northern Hemisphere’s full Harvest Moon has passed. On this night, the moon is in a waning gibbous phase. That means it rises in the east later and later each...
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  • | 10/5/2017 | Staff
    A new study shows that an atmosphere was produced around the ancient Moon, 3 to 4 billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptions spewed gases above the surface faster than they could escape to...
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