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Supernova

Written by on June 5, 2010 in Learning with 0 Comments
Supernova

  Supernova A new dawn rises over this Planet and its Moon. Faraway, a Star has died. The death results in a massive thermonuclear explosion called a Supernova. The explosion scatters debris over millions of miles and seeds the surrounding area with the elements necessary for life. In time, this glowing cloud of debris will […]

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Emission Nebula & H II Regions

Written by on December 14, 2009 in Learning with 0 Comments
Emission Nebula & H II Regions

Like flashlights in a heavy fog, this amazing light show has a cluster of stars working together to produce a large glowing cloud called an emission nebula.

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Early Earth

Written by on December 12, 2009 in Learning with 0 Comments
Early Earth

Earth was born 4.56 billion years ago. During its infancy, it suffered through long periods of violent bombardment from enormous asteroids and comets.

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Transit of Venus

Written by on December 2, 2009 in Learning with 0 Comments
Transit of Venus

The story of the transit of Venus is one that outlines some of the most significant scientific discoveries ever made, discoveries that would profoundly change the way we see ourselves and our place in the universe. Read on…

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Uranus: Ice Crystal Halo

Written by on November 27, 2009 in Learning with 0 Comments
Uranus: Ice Crystal Halo

Ice Halos are an atmospheric phenomena caused by the refraction of light through ice crystals high in the atmosphere. Halos can also be seen on Earth and may also be present and other planets like Uranus. Read on…

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Saturn’s Hexagonal Vortex

Written by on September 18, 2009 in Learning with 0 Comments
Saturn’s Hexagonal Vortex

Embedded within the polar cap of Saturn’s swirling circular clouds and churning convection cells is a very large and very strange geometric vortex. Read on…

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Leonids or Bust

Written by on September 11, 2009 in Fun with 0 Comments
Leonids or Bust

I thought I would interrupt the drudgery of the work week with a short evening’s outing to watch the Leonids meteor shower. Skies were clear, the temperature was cool, but my wife and I may have went out a little too early. Read on…

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