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STAR TRAK for January 2012

The planets Venus and Jupiter will dominate the sky as darkness falls during January. Jupiter will be twice as bright as any star, and Venus will be four times brighter than Jupiter.

dateJan 05, 2012 in Space Exploration
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The bizarre case of meteors with two identities

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have discovered why we see meteors flash through the night sky while they seemingly rain down on us gently at the same time. In a paper published in the December 20 issue of the Astrophysical ...

dateDec 20, 2011 in Astronomy
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New app helps NASA keep track of meteoroids

Surprising but true: Every day, on average, more than 40 tons of meteoroids strike our planet. Most are tiny specks of comet dust that disintegrate harmlessly high up in Earth's atmosphere, producing a slow drizzle of meteors ...

dateDec 15, 2011 in Space Exploration
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