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Spitzer’s Orion

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Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech Spitzer’s Orion  Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula’s young stars, many still surrounded by […] Read more»



Shadowed Moon and Mountain

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Image Credit: Norbert Span   Shadowed Moon and Mountain On July 16th the Moon celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 with a lunar eclipse visible from much of planet Earth. In this view part of the lunar disk is immersed in Earth’s dark, reddened umbral shadow. Near the maximum eclipse […] Read more»



AGM Committee Results

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Image Credit: NASA, Juno, SwRI, MSSS Processing & License: Gerald Eichstädt & Sean Doran   As Jupiter is currently in our skies during the early evening, it’s topical to touch on the Abyss on its surface. ***************************** Jupiter Abyss What’s that black spot on Jupiter? No one is sure. During the latest pass of NASA’s Juno around Jupiter, the robotic spacecraft […] Read more»





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