The Perseid meteor shower is one of the brighter meteor showers that occurs every year and will peak on the night of August 12 and early morning hours of August 13. Find out when and where to watch.
Meet the Axolotl, a Mexican salamander which looks like it comes straight from a cartoon or a Pokemon movie.
Mark your Calendar! On Monday, August 21, 2017, you might be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse.
Find out what, when and where. Links to live streams included.
At about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth, the system of planets is relatively close to us, in the constellation Aquarius. Because they are located outside of our solar system, these planets are scientifically known as exoplanets.
This exoplanet system is called TRAPPIST-1, named for The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) in Chile. In May 2016, researchers using TRAPPIST announced they had discovered three planets in the system. Assisted by several ground-based telescopes, including the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, Spitzer confirmed the existence of two of these planets and discovered five additional ones, increasing the number of known planets in the system to seven.
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Detailed Debris Overview (Gets updated via this link) http://tinyurl.com/MH370DebrisDoc
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The world is filled with information, but also a lot of misinformation, presented as if it were the truth. No single truth purveyor, no matter how reliable, should be considered an infallible source of accurate information.
Don’t just look at a usually-reliable source to do all of the thinking, judging, and weighing for you. People are people and people make mistakes and/or act from various motives and intentions.
Even professors may sometimes pass along unverifiable rumor as if it were the truth. And even textbooks frequently include numerous factual errors.
So always use your own mind, do your own research and check and double check the facts and sources of the things you read or hear.
Here are some tips to help you ..
The Supermoon on November 14, 2016, will be the closest a Full Moon has been to Earth since January 26, 1948. The next time a Full Moon is even closer to Earth will be on November 25, 2034 (dates based on UTC time).
The best time to view the Super Moon is at Moonrise, weather permitting, of course. At this time, illusion mixes with reality to make a low-hanging Moon look unnaturally large when compared to foreground objects.
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