Virtual Star Party – April 6, 2014: Saturn Rising

by Fraser Cain April 6, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis Astronomers: David Dickinson, Gary Gonella, Roy Salisbury, Sharin Ahmed, Stuart Forman, Mike Simmons and some gorgeous pics from Cory Schmitz in the Southern Hemisphere Scott also shares pics from the viewers Apps used by Scott: […]

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New Storms on Jupiter Look Like Mickey Mouse

by Nancy Atkinson March 25, 2014

We told you this was going to be a good season to observe Jupiter, and astrophotographers in the northern hemisphere have been making the most of this time of opposition where Jupiter has been riding high in the sky. What we didn’t know was that there was going to be a familiar face staring back […]

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Twin NASA Probes Find “Zebra Stripes” in Earth’s Radiation Belt

by Jason Major March 19, 2014

Earth’s inner radiation belt displays a curiously zebra-esque striped pattern, according to the latest findings from NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes. What’s more, the cause of the striping seems to be the rotation of the Earth itself — something that was previously thought to be impossible. “…it is truly humbling, as a theoretician, to see […]

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Virtual Star Party – March 16, 2014

by Fraser Cain March 16, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain & Scott Lewis Astronomers: David Dickinson, Gary Gonella, Mark Behrendt, Roy Salisbury, Stuart Forman Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Physicists Reveal the Hidden Interiors of Gas Giants

by Shannon Hall March 13, 2014

In astronomy we love focusing on the bigger picture. We’re searching for exoplanets in the vast hope that we may begin to paint a picture of how planetary systems form; We’re using the Hubble Space Telescope to peer into the earliest history of the cosmos; And we’re building gravitational wave detectors in order to better […]

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