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This Week’s Sky at a Glance, January 29 – February 6

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 ? The Moon, a day past full, rises in late twilight. Once it’s well up look for…

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Full moon names (and more) for 2021

Full moon names date back a few hundred years to Native Americans living in what is now the northern and…

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Your best photos from winter 2021

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Niccole Neely in Arizona captured this photo of snow-covered saguaros on January 25, 2021….

0 24  0 Comment on The UAE’s Hope mission is nearly to Mars, and scientists can’t wait
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The UAE’s Hope mission is nearly to Mars, and scientists can’t wait

With less than two weeks before the country’s first-ever interplanetary mission slips into orbit around Mars, United Arab Emirates scientists…

0 24  0 Comment on We may have found the most powerful particle accelerator in the galaxy
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We may have found the most powerful particle accelerator in the galaxy

Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist at SUNY Stony Brook and the Flatiron Institute, host of Ask a Spaceman and…

0 31  0 Comment on Earth’s outer shell ballooned during massive growth spurt 3 billion years ago
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Earth’s outer shell ballooned during massive growth spurt 3 billion years ago

Around 3 billion years ago, Earth‘s crust ballooned during a massive growth spurt, geoscientists have found. At that time, just…

0 27  0 Comment on On This Day in Space! Jan. 29, 1989: Phobos 2 enters orbit around Mars
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On This Day in Space! Jan. 29, 1989: Phobos 2 enters orbit around Mars

On January 29, 1989, a Soviet space probe named Phobos 2 arrived in orbit around Mars. This was the last…

0 25  0 Comment on Lunar New Year 2021 starts February 12 in Asia, amid concerns
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Lunar New Year 2021 starts February 12 in Asia, amid concerns

The New York Times reported yesterday (January 28, 2021) that, in order to avoid an outbreak in the ongoing coronavirus…

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What is the Sickle in Leo?

The Sickle in Leo looks like a backward question mark and represents the head and shoulders on the lion. Regulus…

0 24  0 Comment on Another terrible year for wildfires and smoke in the US in 2020
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Another terrible year for wildfires and smoke in the US in 2020

Firefighters hold the line on September 24, 2020, against the largest fire in California’s history: the 1 million-acre August Complex….