December 13, 2017
Salem-News.com (Dec-10-2009 00:17)
Milky Way Gets a MakeoverSalem-News.com
Independent Researchers Solve Galactic Mystery.
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Spiral galaxies are among the most beautiful and familiar objects in the heavens, but a working explanation as to why galaxies evolve into spirals has eluded astronomers for decades.
Salem-News.com (Dec-08-2009 19:39)
Will the Weather Hold Out for the Geminid Meteor Shower?Matt Lintz Salem-News.com
First appearing in the 1860s it has steadily increased and with more than 130 per hour observed in 2008. It wasn't until 1983 that 3200 Phaethon was discovered and later attributed as the source of the meteor shower.
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The Geminid meteor shower will peak December 14th and 15th (Sunday 9:10 p.m. PST). The Moon will be close to a new Moon which will help keep skies dark for a good display.
Salem-News.com (Oct-21-2009 16:06)
A Life-Shrinkers Roll-CallDaniel Johnson Salem-News.com
The world is not what we see, but what we are taught to see and what we believe it to be.
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Despite the fact that about a third of Americans don’t believe in evolution, we and they still live in a world dominated by science. In 1962 Jawaharlal Nehru, then Prime Minister of India said:
Salem-News.com (Sep-10-2009 12:41)
The Fomalhaut MysteryDaniel Johnson Salem-News.com
Americans are fighters, not lovers.
(CALGARY, Alberta) - I was 11 years old when I discovered astronomy. Early one autumn evening, high in the western twilight, was a bright, white object. Was it a star or a planet? I believed it to be Venus, second planet from the sun, but how to know for sure?Read Full Article
Salem-News.com (Feb-20-2008 21:12)
Tonight`s Lunar Eclipse: Last for 7 More YearsTim King Salem-News.com
The next eclipse is expected on September 28th 2015.
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A special visual display for people in the Northwest tonight; a total lunar eclipse was visible around 7:00 PM. Salem-News.com Photojournalist Kevin Montgomery snapped this shot from the McMinnville area, far from the city lights which obstruct visibility in the sky at night.
Salem-News.com (May-26-2007 07:39)
Oregon`s Pine Mountain Observatory Now OpenSalem-News.com
Visitors can learn how optical and digital technologies are used to investigate planets, stars and galaxies.
(BEND, Ore. ) -
Star-gazing, planet-searching and constellation viewing are just a leisurely drive away at the Pine Mountain Observatory located about an hour's drive southeast of Bend.
Salem-News.com (May-07-2007 17:00)
Astronomers Announce Monstrous, Brightest SupernovaSalem-News.com
University of Texas graduate student Robert Quimby first observed the supernova on Sept. 18th, 2006 in the galaxy NGC 1260, located in the constellation Perseus.
(BERKELEY, Calif. ) -
An exploding star first observed last September is the largest and most luminous supernova ever seen, according to University of California, Berkeley, astronomers, and may be the first example of a type of massive exploding star rare today but probably common in the very early universe.
Salem-News.com (Dec-01-2006 20:16)
Lunar Leonid StrikesDr. Tony Phillips Science@NASA
Meteoroids are smashing into the Moon a lot more often than anyone expected.
(NASA) - That's the tentative conclusion of Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, after his team observed two Leonids hitting the Moon on Nov. 17, 2006. "We've now seen 11 and possibly 12 lunar impacts since we started monitoring the Moon one year ago," says Cooke. "That's about four times more hits than our computer models predicted."Read Full Article
Salem-News.com (Nov-30-2006 16:18)
A New Paradigm for Lunar OrbitsTrudy E. Bell Science@NASA
It's 2015. You're NASA's chief engineer designing a moonbase for Shackleton Crater at the Moon's south pole. You're also designing a com-system that will allow astronauts constant radio contact with Earth.
But you know that direct transmissions won't work--not always. As seen from Shackleton Crater, Earth is below the horizon for two to three weeks each month (depending on the base's location). This blocks all radio signals, which travel line of sight.
Salem-News.com (Aug-20-2006 22:31)
Watching the Skies: The GatheringLela Taylor, Salem-News.com
Another great experience for the “newbie” stargazer as she shares with you her excursion to the gathering hosted by Silver Creek Falls and Nightsky 45 Astronomy Club.
Saturday night, our family got together and caravanned from Salem to the “Star Party” at Silver Creek Falls’ Old Ranch site to experience what the summer’s night sky might reveal.