August 23, 2017

Astro-Event: Of Meteor Showers & Near Earth Asteroids.

Toutatis near Aldebaran on December 19th.

It’s a shooting gallery out there. As the scarred surface of our Moon attests, the inner solar system is routinely criss-crossed by comets and asteroids that would do our precious niche of the universe harm.

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The Top Astronomy Events For 2012.

Comet Lovejoy from the ISS! (Credit: NASA).

It’s here, the most vaunted astronomical post of the year; what’s happening in the sky in 2012! Just think; while your well-meaning but astronomically oblivious friends/co-workers/relatives fear the coming Mayan prophecy, YOU can be hip and “in the know” on upcoming astronomical events in 2012! (Hint; the end of the world is NOT one of them!) [Read more...]