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Last men on the moon

Last men on the moon

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Apollo 17 Crew, NASA] On the Moon, it is easy to remember where you parked. In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus-Littrow valley, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited overhead. This sharp image was taken […]

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New comet makes the scene, just after sunset

New comet makes the scene, just after sunset

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution)] A comet has brightened quickly and unexpectedly. Discovered last year, Comet C/2014 Q1 (PanSTARRS) is expected to be visible now for a few days to the unaided eye, just after sunset. The comet rounded the Sun on July 6 and apparently has […]

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Fastest ever spaceship blasted off in 2006, passed the moon in 9 hours and took a decade to reach Pluto

Fastest ever spaceship blasted off in 2006, passed the moon in 9 hours and took a decade to reach Pluto

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION], Ben Cooper Destination: Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft [atop a powerful Atlas V rocket] roared off its launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA in 2006 toward adventures in the distant Solar System. The craft is the fastest spaceships ever launched by humans, having passed the Moon only […]

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The stars are aligned: Jupiter and Venus, closer and closer . . .

The stars are aligned: Jupiter and Venus, closer and closer . . .

Kelly Beatty, Sky and Telescope The two brightest planets are gliding closer together in the early evening sky, and their celestial dance culminates with an ultra-close pairing on June 30th. Anyone who pays even cursory attention to the evening sky has surely noticed that the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, have been drawing closer […]

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Moon glimmer

Moon glimmer

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Image Credit & Copyright: Dani Caxete] What’s that in front of the Moon? It’s the International Space Station. Using precise timing, the Earth-orbiting space platform was photographed in front of a partially lit Moon last year. The featured image was taken from Madrid, Spain with an exposure time of […]

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Blood moon judgment: Israeli rabbi calls for prayer and repentance

Blood moon judgment: Israeli rabbi calls for prayer and repentance

JERUSALEM, Israel — A mystic Israeli rabbi from southern Israel has called on all Jews to repent and pray with the approach of the third blood moon of a tetrad cycle, to appear in the skies during Passover and Good Friday. The website Breaking Israel News reports that Rabbi Amram Vankin predicted years ago that […]

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The 2015 total solar eclipse, from Longyearbyen, Norway

The 2015 total solar eclipse, from Longyearbyen, Norway

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway, March 20, 2015 – I’ve been interested in astronomy ever since I was a kid. Late last year I left my job as an AFP news photographer to pursue a documentary project – as well as the night sky and astronomy photography that I love. I’ll shoot any kind of event like this, […]

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The triple conjunction as seen from Charleston, SC

The triple conjunction as seen from Charleston, SC

[CLICK IN IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Kevin Bourque] Venus, named for the Roman goddess of love, and Mars, the war god’s namesake, came together by moonlight in this lovely skyview, recorded on Feb. 20 from Charleston, South Carolina, USA, planet Earth. Made in twilight with a digital camera, the three second time exposure also records […]

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Pastor Hagee sees ‘supernatural’ signs of major change in Mideast

Pastor Hagee sees ‘supernatural’ signs of major change in Mideast

SAN ANTONIO — The Book of Genesis says God uses the sun, moon, and stars for signs and seasons. Examples can be found throughout the Bible. … According to Pastor John Hagee, God is getting ready to speak this way once again. “There’s a sense in the world that things are changing and God is trying […]

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Lovejoy, the giant, green comet

Lovejoy, the giant, green comet

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Rogelio Bernal Andreo, Deep Sky Colors Sweeping north in planet Earth’s sky, Comet Lovejoy’s greenish coma and blue tinted ion tail stretched across this field of stars in the constellation Taurus on Jan. 13. The inset at the upper left shows the 1/2 degree angular size of the full […]