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What is a false dawn?

  What is a false dawn? A false dawn, also called a zodiacal light, which is a strange, eerie, light phenomenon that is visible low in the sky, giving the illusion of an early sunrise or secondary sunset after twilight. Zodiacal light is best seen just after sunset in spring and before sunrise in autumn, when the zodiac is at a steep angle to the horizon. However, the…

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A Probe’s Journey to the Sun

  After a successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket, its passenger, NASA’s Parker Probe, is now on its way to rendezvous with the sun. Onlookers cheerfully watched as lift off occurred at 3:31am EDT from Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The spacecraft, which is roughly the size of…

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Every Point is a Galaxy, According to ESA

The Herschel Space Observatory, which is operated by the European Space Agency presented an astounding image. The image captured appear as if it were just  a square filled with tiny grains of static. Then you realize that every point is a distant galaxy, millions of them. According to the ESA, each of these minute marks represents the “heat” emanating from…

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Mars and moon meet at midnight | EarthSky.org

Best insights – and best charts – anywhere online about Mars’ wonderful July 2018 opposition and meet-up with the moon on the dome of Earth’s sky. Source: Mars and moon meet at midnight | EarthSky.org Rod WashingtonRod is a blogger, writer, filmmaker, photographer, daydreamer who likes to cook. Rod produces and directs the web series, CUPIC: Diary of an Investigator….

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Scientific Serendipity And New Moons For Jupiter

    Scientific Serendipity And New Moons For Jupiter By Judith E Braffman-Miller Strange things have occurred in the distant domain of the giant gaseous planets that inhabit the outer regions of our Solar System. Far from our Sun, the four worlds twirl in secretive splendor where they rule over their mysterious kingdom of cold darkness. Of the quartet of…

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