Uranus, Venus and Mars! See Planets in the March Night Sky

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March should be a great month for spotting planets for skywatchers, weather permitting. Venus is becoming increasingly more prominent in the evening sky, remaining above the horizon for 2.5 to 3 hours after the sun dips below the horizon
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:40:06 EST

Stargazer Lottie Doll Brings Real Astronomy Down to Earth

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The Stargazer Lottie doll — which comes with a realistic telescope, solar system collector cards and profiles of famous female astronomers — is being released this month in collaboration with the European Space Agency.
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  • On: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:38:27 EST

Rosetta Probe Snaps Awesome Comet Photo in Harrowing Close Encounter

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Europe's Rosetta spacecraft recently beamed back an amazing photo of its comet taken during a risky, close flyby of the dusty cosmic body.
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  • On: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:16:01 EST

Watch the Aurora Shimmer and Dance in Real Time

From Gallery: Universe Today

I for one have never witnessed the northern lights in person, and like many people I experience them vicariously through the photography and videos of more well-traveled (or more polar-bound) individuals. Typically these are either single-shot photos or time-lapses made up of many somewhat long-exposure images. As beautiful as these are, they don’t accurately capture […]
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  • On: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:05:15 +0000

Vulcan Salute: Astronauts Honor Leonard Nimoy from Space (Photos)

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Two astronauts in space said goodbye to a science fiction legend on Earth by beaming back striking photos from the International Space Station.
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  • On: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:52:50 EST

Warp in Space-Time Swallows Pulsar

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Astronomers have watched a pulsar some 25,000 light-years from Earth slip from view, swallowed by a companion star's warp in the fabric of space-time. This wacky effect is one more example that proves Einstein's general theory of relativity.
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  • On: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:54:53 EST

Frosty Drew Clear Sky Chart

Current seeing conditions at Frosty Drew Observatory

The Sun and Moon Today

  • The Sun as seen today from NASA SDO.
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Astronomy Picture of the DayPillars and Jets in the Pelican Nebula

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