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  • August 2015 star charts
    Astronomical events of interest for August 2015
    The month of August is named after Augustus the first emperor of Rome. He named the month after himself in 8BC.Moon:Closest to Earth: August 2 (225,023 miles – Super-sized Moon)Last Quarter Moon: August 6New Moon: August 14Farthest from...
  • Missing planet: Solar System missing the most common planet in known universe
    Missing planet: Solar System missing the most common planet in known universe
    The Solar System is missing something rather large -- an entire planet. Odd as it might seem, our Solar System is not "typical," at least not by the standards of what we know about other planetary systems orbiting other stars. And what...
  • Venus, Jupiter and the Moon June 19 2015
    Showtime on the western horizon after sunset
    For the rest of this month and well into July Venus, Jupiter, Regulus and on occasion the crescent moon are putting a spectacular display of planetary motion. It is also a very pretty sight in the sky. Yes, the planets (the wonders) do move in the...
  • A Hot Jupiter
    Astronomers confirm that 15 year old Tom Wagg discovered a planet
    There are some 2000 known planets floating around the galaxy right now, though there are likely hundreds of billions, if not trillions, in our galaxy alone. However, spotting them is no easy task, considering our tiny corner, relatively limited...
  • June 2015 sky charts
    Stargazing events of interest for June 2015
    June is named after Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter. Juno is known as a protector and special counselor of the state. She is associated with the Greek goddess Hera. June is the sixth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars...
  • Stargazing maps for May 2015
    Stargazing events of interest for May 2015
    May is named for the Greek goddess Maia. Maia is associated motherhood, nurturing, and midwifes. Maia is also one of the stars in the Pleiades the seven sisters, one removed. May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars...
  • Stargazing events for April 2015
    Stargazing events of interest for April 2015
    April is the fourth month of the year in our calendar and one of four months with a length of 30 days. It is believed the Romans named the month Aprilis, a goddess who was the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, but this is uncertain. April...
  • Solar system discovered that is as old as the Milky Way
    Solar system discovered that is as old as the Milky Way
    Dr. Tiago Campante from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham in Britain and Professor Bill Chaplin from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham announced their discovery of planets that...
  • Useful resources for elementary astronomy study
    Useful resources for elementary astronomy study
    Could your science use a burst of out-of-this-world excitement? Take your studies up a notch with a unit on astronomy! Children will be fascinated to learn about the universe around our little planet. With a combination of informative resources...
  • Planets beyond Pluto: Possible two more planets past that of Pluto, big find
    Planets beyond Pluto: Evidence of more planets in solar system, outsizing Earth
    Are there planets beyond Pluto, just waiting to be discovered? New research organized by British and Spanish scientists this week has revealed potential evidence of at least two additional planets might be far away in our solar system. According...
  • Planets beyond Pluto
    Solar system might contain two more undiscovered planets beyond Pluto
    Our solar system might be a little bigger than we think, some scientists are saying, as there could be two or more planets hiding in the dark reaches of space past Pluto. The idea that there could be a dark planet lurking in the far reaches of our...
  • Astrophysicists show that two planets may be lurking beyond Neptune
    Astrophysicists show that two planets may be lurking beyond Neptune
    Two as yet unknown and undiscovered planets may exist beyond the orbit of Pluto and Neptune. Astrophysicists from the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain and the University of Cambridge in Britain are the first to offer proof that other...
  • Earth near twins: Life away from earth possible, experts find similar new planets
    Earth near twins: Proof of life outside Earth? Water possible in planets near us
    Several Earth near-twins have left people wondering whether this breaking discovery marks one of the closest signs to proof of life outside our home planet learned in recent memory. Space experts have just confirmed the presence of an additional...
  • Star maps for key astronomical events January 2015
    Astronomical events of interest for January 2015
    January is named after the Roman god Janus or god of beginnings and transitions whose two faces appear on many gates and doorways in Rome.Moon:Full Moon: January 4 (Wolf Moon)Farthest from Earth: January 9 (251,909 miles mini-size moon)Last...
  • Planet Earth's water existed 135M years sooner than thought
    Earth's 'life force' present millions of years sooner than believed [Report]
    Earth's evolution of life largely depended on the formation of water, and the general consensus is that it appeared in liquid form about 4.6 billion years ago. However, a new study shows evidence of water molecules being in the Solar System...
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