Ganímedes, La Luna Nueva, Orión, y más en el cielo esta semana

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Lunes, 23 de enero: Venus brilla Venus brilla mucho en una magnitud -4,7 en el cielo alrededor de una media hora después de la puesta del sol. Actualmente, es el objeto más brillante en el cielo nocturno, brillando 10 veces más que Júpiter, el segundo objeto con la mayor magnitud. …

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Aldebaran, Full Moon, Venus, and more in this week’s sky

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Check out the main astronomical actors taking the stage for astronomers to watch for the week of January 7th through the 14th. Happy stargazing! January 7th: The Little Dipper Look straight down from Polaris, known as the North Star, to find the dim Litter Dipper January 8th: Aldebaran and the …

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This Week’s Sky: August 22nd-27th

Monday, August 22nd:  Jupiter and Venus continue their close dance in the sky. After sunset they rise 6˚ apart due west.  Venus is the the right of Jupiter.  We can’t forget about Mercury, positioned 4˚ to Jupiter’s lower left.  The Moon is 83% visible as a waning gibbous, with moonrise …

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Oxygen May Not Always Lead to Life

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The search for alien worlds has expanded into its own branch of astronomical research.  The prospect of finding “Earth Proxima” or Earth 2.0 not only excites the imagination, but also represents a tangible possibility in what could be the near future.  According the NASA’s Exoplanet Archive, as of August 18th, …

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