Category Archive: Astronomy

Oct 24

Moon Map View Latest Moon Map From NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

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This is the latest moon map taken from the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is a topographic map taken with a Wide Angle Camera. The science team that oversees the imaging system on board NASA’s LRO has released the highest resolution near-global topographic map of the moon ever created. This new topographic map, from Arizona …

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Jun 12

Asteroid 2005 YU55 Will Make Near Earth Miss Tuesday Nov. 8 2011

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NASA scientists report that asteroid 2005 YU55 will make a near earth miss Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011. The scientists will be tracking the asteroid with antennas from the space agencies Deep Space Network at Goldstone, CA. The scientists are calling the near miss by the 1,300 foot wide (400 meter) asteroid as an opportunity of …

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May 21

2012 Quadrantid Meteor Shower, The 1st Meteor Shower of 2012 to Peak January 4, 2012

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The 2012 Quadrantid Meteor Shower, the 1st meteor shower of 2012 will peak on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 in North America as it begins the new year for meteor showers and other sky-watching events. Many sky-watching events from 2011 were basically rendered invisible by a bright moon, this event is expected to not have any …

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Jan 24

Sun Jan 22 2012 Solar Storm Largest Solar Flare Since 2005 Bombarding Earth Now

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The largest solar storm is hitting us now as a result of Sunday nights solar flare, the largest since 2005. The solar flare occurred at about 11 p.m. EST Sunday Jan 22, 2012 and will hit Earth with three different effects at three different times. The biggest issue is radiation, according to the National Oceanic …

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Nov 17

NASA Video of Earth From NASA Images of Earth On ISS

This NASA video is a compilation of NASA images of Earth that were taken on expedition 29 on the International Space Station (ISS) from August to October of this year. This is truly a work of art as you can travel around the planet and see all the breathtaking views from the ISS. Earth | …

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