News tagged with northern hemisphere

Dawn gets extra time to explore Vesta

(Phys.org) -- NASA's Dawn mission has received official confirmation that 40 extra days have been added to its exploration of the giant asteroid Vesta, the second most massive object in the main asteroid belt. ...

Apr 19, 2012
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STAR TRAK for March 2012

Mars was opposite the sun in our sky on March 3, rising at sunset and remaining visible all night. If you looked to the east as the sky darkened, you could see the Red Planet gleaming at its biggest and brightest, ...

Mar 06, 2012
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The many moods of Titan

(PhysOrg.com) -- A set of recent papers, many of which draw on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveal new details in the emerging picture of how Saturn's moon Titan shifts with the seasons and even throughout ...

Feb 23, 2012
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Why does Sirius twinkle?

At this time of year, after dark we in the northern hemisphere are able to see the mighty constellation of Orion rise high in the sky with a very bright companion in a nearby constellation: Sirius – The ...

Jan 17, 2012
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Loss of planetary tilt could doom alien life

Although winter now grips much of the Northern Hemisphere, those who dislike the cold weather can rest assured that warmer months shall return. This familiar pattern of spring, summer, fall and winter does ...

Jan 12, 2012
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2012: Shadow of the Dark Rift

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the most bizarre theories about 2012 has built up with very little attention to facts. This idea holds that a cosmic alignment of the sun, Earth, the center of our galaxy -- or perhaps ...

Dec 22, 2011
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