Archive for the ‘Space’ Category

Some of you may have seen the moon appear to go dark and then change colors last night. We have actually gotten a couple of calls about it and so for those of you wondering what happened last night this will answer your questions.

Ebb and Flow

An artist’s depiction of the twin probes Ebb and Flow that comprise NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory mission

Last night (December 17th, 2012), around 9:30pm GMT -6,  you may have (if you were lucky) seen a once in a life time sight. Last night the GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory), NASA mission came to an end.   (more…)

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I saw this post on Facebook this morning and honestly could not believe what I was reading. I am amazed at how uninformed and misinformed people truly are.

Ok, so let me run down the list and explain all of those and how wrong each actually is.

In no particular order here goes:

First up, Planet X. Planet X was at one point the designation for Pluto, since then it has been used for the dwarf planets of Quar, Xion, and 2 others. All if these dwarf planets are 30+ AUs (Astronomical Unit). There has not been anything with the designation of Planet X in the scientific community in more than 10 years. Planet X is a generic term used by astronomers over the past century for any unknown or hypothesized planets beyond Pluto. (more…)

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