Total Eclipse of the Moon

Total Eclipse of the Moon

The first total lunar eclipse of the year happens this Sunday and the United States is in prime position for optimal viewing. We see a full moon when the path of the Moon about the Earth lines up with the path of the Earth about the Sun, such that the illuminated face...
The return of the green comet

The return of the green comet

This Sunday 16th December the second of two bright-green comets will be making an appearance in the night sky. A comet is a small icy body composed of frozen rock, dust and gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, cyanogen, methane, and ammonia. These balls of...
Leonids annual show

Leonids annual show

The Leonid meteor shower will be peaking this weekend. Meteoroids, commonly referred to as shooting stars, are space debris that have survived being accelerated towards the Earths gravitational field and penetrating the Earth’s atmosphere. As they enter the Earth’s...
A virtual telescope the size of the Earth!

A virtual telescope the size of the Earth!

Up to 2016, the biggest telescopes were composed of an array of antennas located in a particular site, like the one at Atacama Desert, in Chile. called ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/ Submillimeter Array). Its construction dates from 2004 and consists of sixty-six...
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