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  • January 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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  • 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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  • This vertically exaggerated view shows scalloped depressions in a part of Mars where such textures prompted researchers to check for buried ice, using ground-penetrating radar aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. They found about as much frozen water as the volume of Lake Superior.  Cr…
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  • November 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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  • Credit: NASA Mars' largest moon, Phobos, has captured public imagination and been shrouded in mystery for decades. But numerical simulations recently conducted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have shed some light on the enigmatic satellite. The dominant feature on the surf…
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  • October 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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  • Eroded mesas and buttes reminiscent of the U.S. Southwest shape part of the horizon in the latest 360-degree color panorama from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.  The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which is…
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  • September 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 ahea…
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  • 50 Years ago, on August 23, 1966, Lunar Orbiter 1 snapped the first photo of Earth as seen from lunar orbit when the spacecraft was on its 16th orbit and just about to pass behind the Moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth and received at the NASA tracking station at Robledo De Chavela near Madrid…
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  • This sky map shows the radiant of the Perseid meteor shower from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky during the meteor display's peak on Aug. 12 and 13, 2015. The Perseids appear to radiate out from a point on the border of constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia.  Credit: Sky & Te…
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