Tag Archives: Astronomy

Quadrantids Meteor Shower This Week

Should be a good show but the brightness of the moon could hinder observations.  The beginning of the 2013 shower will begin overnight Jan. 1 into Jan. 2. Quadrantids,  named…

Solar Cycle 24 not following Sun Spot Activity Predictions

Every eleven years the sun experiences a peak of sun spot activity, we are nearing this peak period now but activity is low and below predictions. As you can see…

Two Nearby Habitable Candidate Worlds found at Tau Ceti

An international group of scientist led by Mikko Toumi, from the University of Hertfordshire, announced the potential discovery of five planets around the nearby star Tau Ceti (aka HD 10700 or Gliese…

A Christmas Present From Saturn. Stunning Image taken by Cassini

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has delivered a glorious view of Saturn, taken while the spacecraft was in Saturn’s shadow. The cameras were turned toward Saturn and the sun so that the…

Geminid Meteor Shower Fireball Captured Dec 14, 2012

The December 2012 Geminid shower  produced 50 or more meteors per hour. One of two major showers per year it’s either the August Perseids or the December Geminids that give…

Radar Captures Video of Asteroid Toutatis over 4.4 Million Miles away

                Asteroid Toutatis image captured December 12, 2012 NASA captured this image when the Asteroid was 4.4 million miles from Earth. This 64-frame…

Hubble sees further back in time than ever before

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers announced Dec. 12 they have seen further back in time than ever before and have uncovered a previously unseen population of seven primitive galaxies…

Voyager 1 Probe Searching Deep Space Near Edge of Solar System.

KnowledgeOrb reported earlier this year that Voyager 1 was nearing exit of the solar systems helosphere, or the edge of the solar system. NASA’s reports that Voyager 1 spacecraft has…