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5 article(s) for December 2015

  • Artist's impression of the Euclid spacecraft, a dark energy and dark matter mission planned for launch in 2020.  Credits: ESA/C. Carreau Euclid, a planned mission to investigate the profound cosmic mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, has passed its preliminary design review. This clears the…
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  • This image shows an artist's impression of the 10 hot Jupiter exoplanets studied by astronomer David Sing and his colleagues using the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. From top left to lower left, these planets are WASP-12b, WASP-6b, WASP-31b, WASP-39b, HD 189733b, HAT-P-12b, WASP-17b, WASP-19…
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  • Image credit: Rob Shearer.While most geese migrate between breeding grounds in the north and their more southerly wintering grounds, about3.4 million remain in one location throughout the year. The most abundant species of goose in North America, the Canadagoose, primarily breeds in Canada and Alask…
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  • View of the approach of Cygnus commercial cargo spacecraft from an earlier mission with the Earth in the background.  Credit: SpaceflightNow.com NASA’s commercial partner Orbital ATK plans to launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit Dec. 3, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for its four…
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  • December Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times (Mountain time zone). Free sky maps are available at www.skymaps.com.Skymaps.com produces a nice sky chart to help in locating observable celestial objects. Maps for the month ahead…
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