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The Great American Eclipse

by Jack People started gathering at Chico’s Wildwood Park around 9:30 a.m., in advance of the much publicized lunar eclipse that began a few minutes after 10 a.m. Chico experienced about 75% darkness at the peak of the eclipse around … Continue reading

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Is E.T. Calling?

Posted by Jack The signal was detected in May 2015 by the RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya, Russia, not far from the Georgian border of the country, and researchers determined it seems to have come from the vicinity of HD … Continue reading

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Cool Facts About the Moon

Posted by Jack The dark side of the moon is a myth. In reality both sides of the Moon see the same amount of sunlight however only one face of the Moon is ever seen from Earth. This is because … Continue reading

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Proof of Water on Mars

From Gizmag.com Fresh observations of surface features known as recurring slope lineae (RSL) appear to have confirmed the presence of liquid water on Mars. The evidence of surface water may have profound implications in the ongoing search for Martian life, … Continue reading

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Exploring Mars

by Jack In 1985 we had the technical ability to send a manned rocket around mars and back to earth.  Then, for reasons that were never really clear, we stopped building the Saturn V in favor of smaller rockets that … Continue reading

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Juno Spacecraft Doing Well

Posted by Jack As of December 15, 2014, Juno is approximately 350 million miles (565 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 31.4 minutes. Juno is traveling at a velocity … Continue reading

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Another Earth Like Planet Discovered

Posted by Jack NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope recently discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star within the habitable zone of our galaxy. Kepler-186f is approximately 500 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation. The habitable zone, also known as … Continue reading

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