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Venus and young Moon on January 21

The Parthenon, the moon and Venus

Venus, young Moon, Mercury and Mars! A beautiful series of photographs of the sky just after sunset on January 21, 2015!   The Parthenon, the moon just as it was becoming visible and Venus, on January 21, 2015, in Athens, Greece.  Credit Nikolaos Pantazis

By |January 23, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

Windmill’s Full Moon

Full Moon and Windmill

This bright Full Moon rose at sunset, near the majestic traditional windmill in the Canary Island of Fuerteventura as seen by talented Babak Tafreshi.    Image © Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)

By |January 10, 2015|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |

Lunar Space Elevator concept

Lunar Elevator

LiftPort Group is planning a very ambitious project, to build an elevator on the moon that could be up and running by the end of 2019.   Watch the detailed video…

By |December 11, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

Europa’s amazing surface

Europa moon

The puzzling, impressive surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa looms large in this newly-reprocessed color view, made from images taken by NASA’s Galileo.

By |November 26, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

3D-printing a Lunar base

Lunar base by Foster+Partners

Astronauts will be 3D-printing a Lunar base rather than building it, according to a proposal from Foster+Partners in collaboration with ESA.   Watch the new video…

By |November 10, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , , |

All the planets can fit between the Earth and the Moon

All the planets in the solar system

All the planets of the Solar System could fit within the average distance between the Earth and the Moon!

By |October 28, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Solar Eclipse and Sunspots

Partial Solar Eclipse

The new Moon aligned with the Sun and its giant sunspot group AR 2192, to dim the bright solar disk during Thursday’s partial solar eclipse.   Image © Michael Bolte (UCSC)

By |October 27, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Potentially Habitable Moons

Europa, Ganymede, Titan and Enceladus

According to astrobiologists, these may be the four most tantalizing potentially habitable moons in our Solar System. Europa, Ganymede, Titan and Enceladus shown at the same scale.

By |September 19, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Super Moon vs. Micro Moon

Super Moon and Micro Moon

What is so super about today’s supermoon? This full moon will occur that appears slightly larger and brighter than usual. It’s caulked the Harvest Moon.

By |September 9, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

Exploring the Moon and Mars with Google Maps

Mars with Google Maps

Like Google Earth, the new update to Google maps gives you the ability to explore craters on Mars and the Moon from your browser.   Watch the video…

By |August 8, 2014|Categories: Astronomy, Computers|Tags: , , , , |