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A comet, meteor shower and a daytime disappearing act by Venus in December

By Mario Carr Who says astronomical events only happen at night? This month, Venus will disappear behind the crescent Moon in the southern sky during the day at 12:32 p.m. on December 7. However, you’ll probably need a telescope or … Continue reading

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December’s Geminid meteor shower

By Mario Carr Astronomers say that the Geminid Meteor Shower peaking Dec. 13 promises to put on a great show this year but don’t hold your breath. Few things in life are certain, especially when it comes to astronomical events … 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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2013 astronomy calendar on sale

During 2012, we witnessed some of best astronomical events in recent history. Venus started off the year as the brightest planet in the evening sky and will end the year low in the southeast morning sky. In May, we saw … Continue reading

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Geminids Meteor Shower

With less than a month before Christmas, it’s time for Santa’s annual shower. If you don’t mind the cold, the Geminids Meteor Shower peaks December 14 and promises to put on a magnificent show. Some say that it could be … Continue reading

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