Tag Archives: Solar System

Now is the Time to Observe Mars!

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL/USGS of Mars’s Schiaparelli Crater (front & center) by the Viking 1 Orbiter. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rising one at a time … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image credit: NASA/JPL Cassini Spacecraft. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rising one at a time in the East as it’s been quite a treat for the past … Continue reading

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Jupiter Nears Opposition

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Cassini/Space Science Institute. See below for more information to include data and trackers. Those with telescopes and binoculars, now is the time to observe the King of the Planets. For many of you observations of Jupiter have already … Continue reading

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Venus as We Have Never Seen Her Before

Image credit: JAXA/ISAS/DARTS/Damia Bouic. Here are some fantastic new images of Venus as imaged in infrared by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Akatsuki Venus Climate Orbiter (also known as PLANET-C). Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty and … Continue reading

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A Few Classics from Mars Express

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Mars Express. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express mission entered Martian orbit on December 25, 2003 with its lander, Beagle 2 (RIP). Although Beagle 2 landed successfully, only two of its four solar panels deployed … Continue reading

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Annular “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse Today

Image credit & copyright: Jia-Hao. Today, Sunday, February 26, 2017 the new moon will cross directly in front of the sun and create the first of two solar eclipses (syzygy’s) of 2017.  If you plan to witness one of the … Continue reading

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The Ignorance of Nibiru

Illustration credit & copyright: JPL; Batygin and Brown/Caltech. You know, I usually refrain from even writing posts like these for two main reasons. One is that they’re a complete waste of my or anyone else’s time and second is that … Continue reading

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