Tag Archives: Solar System

Brown Dwarfs, Strange New Objects of the Universe.

August 10, 2012 – Brown Dwarfs, Strange New Objects of the Universe: Brown dwarfs begin their lives like stars but they never accumulate enough mass to fuse atoms steadily at their cores and shine with bright starlight — as our … Continue reading

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Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiositys Seven Minutes of Terror – YouTube

July 11, 2012 – Seven Minutes of Terror:  A dramatic YouTube video has just been released by NASA, depicting the landing of the new Mars rover on the “Red Planet.”  Pictured above, Olympus Mons, a giant volcanic mountain, is 22 … Continue reading

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Venus Transits the Sun – June 5th and 6th, 2012.

June 2, 2012 – Venus Transits the Sun: A Venus transit across the face of the sun is a relatively rare event — occurring in pairs with more than a century separating each pair. There have been all of 53 … Continue reading

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NASA to Hold News Conference About Nustar Launch – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

May 25, 2012 – NASA to Launch Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR):  NuSTAR will observe some of the hottest, densest and most energetic objects in the universe, including black holes, their high-speed particle jets, ultra-dense neutron stars, supernova remnants and … Continue reading

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