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Transit of Mercury – Tuesday 12th November

Mercury transit

Japan’s Hinode spacecraft captured this image of Mercury passing in front of the Sun on 8th November 2006, using the spacecraft’s Solar Optical Telescope instrument. Image credit: JAXA/NASA/PPARC In This Post – Transit of Mercury Our next public meeting *****************************   Transit of Mercury This Tuesday morning (12th November) people […] Read more»



New Moons of Saturn

New moons of Saturn

This illustration shows the orbits of 20 newly-found moons of Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82 moons. Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the solar system’s satellite king. (Image credit: Illustration: Carnegie Institution for Science.)   20 New Moons Found Around Saturn – Snagging Satellite Record from Jupiter Astronomers [have] […] Read more»



Crowded Space Station

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Crowded Space Station   It was a bit crowded at the International Space Station (ISS) this week.   A busy week at the International Space Station (ISS). With nine crew members on board this week, the orbiting laboratory was unusually crowded from Wednesday (25th September) until Thursday (3rd October) when three of […] Read more»





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