What Happens When The Poles Flip?

by Fraser Cain March 20, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Have you heard the terrifying news that the Earth’s poles are going to flip? What does “flipping” mean? And if the Earth’s poles do flip, are we in any danger? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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New Comet Jacques May Pass 8.4 million miles from Venus this July

by Bob King March 15, 2014

Congratulations to Cristovao Jacques and the SONEAR team!  On March 13 they snared C/2014 E2 (Jacques) in CCD images taken with a 0.45-meter (17.7-inch) wide-field reflector at the SONEAR (Southern Observatory for Near Earth Asteroids Research) observatory near Oliveira, Brazil. A very preliminary orbit indicates its closest approach to the sun will occur on June 29 at a […]

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‘Rainbow’ on Venus Seen for First Time

by Nancy Atkinson March 11, 2014

Oh glory! A rainbow-like optical phenomenon known as a ‘glory’ has been imaged for the first time on another planet. It was seen in the atmosphere of our nearest neighbor, Venus by ESA’s Venus Express orbiter. Remove this ad Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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Weekly Space Hangout – February 28, 2014: Good NASA News and 715 Confirmed Planets!

by Fraser Cain February 28, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain Astrojournalists: Morgan Rehnberg, David Dickinson, Elizabeth Howell, Jason Major, Casey Dreier, Mike Simmons Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Astrophotographer’s Dream: Venus and Milky Way Galaxy Over Singapore

by Nancy Atkinson February 28, 2014

“My dream to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy in Singapore has finally come true this morning after the monsoon season is over,” said noted astrophotographer Justin Ng, who lives in this island country in South East Asia. Justin noted that since Singapore is known for its heavy light pollution, there are many people who […]

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