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Spectacular morning lineup

Spectacular morning lineup

[CLICK ON IMAGE TO ZOOM] Early morning dog walkers got a visual treat last week as bright stars and planets appeared to line up. Pictured above, easily visible from left to right, were the Pleiades open star cluster, Jupiter, Venus, and the “Follower” star Aldebaran, all seen before a starry background. The image was taken […]

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Venus has a moon?

Venus has a moon?

Astronomers have been busy trying to determine the spin period and composition of Venus‘ moon. December 8, 2010, results were announced by JPL/Caltech scientists, led by Michael Hicks.   “Wait a minute; back up”, I hear you ask. “Venus has a Moon?”   Of course it does. Well, kind of… Let me explain.   It has […]