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A New Statistic For Earth-like Exoplanets

Entry Date: Aug 28, 2019

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Over the past several years, exoplanet hunting has become all the rage, and rightfully so! Are we alone in the Universe? That is a powerful question, possibly one of the most game changing questions of our existence. It is the question that drives so m... more
Weekly Happenings - June 19, 2019

Entry Date: Jun 19, 2019

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Weekly Happenings is a weekly digest of current events and happenings in astronomy and science, either local or worldwide. This is the place to grab a quick astro-fix to settle your anxiety about space or perhaps to woo your friends with your astro-pro... more
The Event Horizon of a Black Hole

Entry Date: Apr 15, 2019

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) announced that they had captured the first image of the shadow that is created by the event horizon of a black hole. Essentially a photograph of a black hole that shows more than just the ... more
Viewing The International Space Station

Entry Date: Jan 20, 2019

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Periodically throughout the year, the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in the evening sky, offering up stunning opportunities to view bright nightly passes for a few weeks. The ISS orbits planet Earth once every 93 minutes at a 51.6° ... more