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Good chances to see an Aurora this spring

By Mario Carr You can always depend on the coming of Spring to breathe life into our forests. But this year’s vernal equinox has an added bonus that may breathe life into the skies. This year’s conditions are perfect for … Continue reading

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Is it colder than Mars?

Over the last few weeks, it’s been reported that it’s colder than the surface of Mars.

Maybe, it’s temporarily warmer at high noon on the Martian equator but it’s common for temperatures to dip more than 100 degrees at night, since the atmosphere is too thin to hold heat. The Martian rover Opportunity has recorded summer daytime temperatures fluctuating from 30 degrees Celsius down to -80 degrees C at night.
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Earth’s Jan. orbit closest to Sun

By Mario Carr On Jan. 4, the earth is closer to the Sun than at any other time of the year but don’t think it’ll be warmer – here’s why. Before the 17th Century, it was thought that planets and … Continue reading

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Is time travel possible?

By Mario Carr Last month, time traveller Dr. Who turned 50. But is the TV show all fantasy? Apparently, travelling into the future is possible. Motion and gravity can affect time according to physicist Albert Einstein. Time on orbiting GPS … Continue reading

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Astronomy calendar available at telescope clinic

By Mario Carr Even though there’s no evidence of little green men from Mars, there was a little green object spotted near the planet last month. That object was Comet ISON. Cyanogen and diatomic carbon gases erupting from its core … Continue reading

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Keep your eyes on the skies to see the Perseids

By Mario Carr Recently, I was observing at Binbrook Conservation area with members from the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers and there was a flash in the sky. Somebody yelled out, did anyone see that? There was dead silence. No one saw … Continue reading

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Asteroid mining

Not everyone is terrified of asteroids. Enterprising miners from the Prospectors and Developers Annual Conference in Toronto last month are thinking of ways to drill into asteroids and strike it rich. Some asteroids are full of valuable minerals, which companies … Continue reading

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