Archive for March, 2011

How The Universe Works – Big Stars

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The sun has been lighting our planet for 4.6 billion years and sustains all life on Earth, but it’s a speck in comparison to other stars in the universe.

Astronomers Find Coldest Star in the Universe

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The MESSENGER probe enters orbit around the innermost planet on March 17th

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Source – NASA: NASA Science News for March 15, 2011

It’s not easy to visit Mercury, but NASA is about to settle in for a long stay. The MESSENGER probe enters orbit around the innermost planet on March 17th.

Super Full Moon March 19, 2011

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Source – NASA: NASA Science News for March 16, 2011

On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It’s a super “perigee moon”–the biggest in almost 20 years.

What’s Up for March? Solar & Mercury views!

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

What’s Up for March 2011?.

This month, the Messenger spacecraft gets into orbit around Mercury on the 18th, and you can see the swift planet in the evening skies,too! Meanwhile, celebrate Sun-Earth day on the 19th, and view the sun through solar safe telescopes.