Tag Archives: Solar System

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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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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A solar storm brewing

The weather out there is frightening and there is a solar storm brewing. Solar blasts and flares known as coronal mass ejections are sending charged particles earthward are causing havoc to the weather in the solar system. It makes a tornado look like a family picnic. These … Continue reading

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April 2011 night sky

 Generosity always amazes me.  After reading my articles, Don Pfeffer last month donated his 8” Sky Watcher Dobsonian telescope to the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Club. Thank you Don, your generosity won’t be wasted. It allows the club to have a … Continue reading

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April astronomy crossword

Across  1.     Deployed by Discovery on April 25, 1990 3.     April’s meteor shower 5.     Roaring high in the sky 7.     First human in space 50 years ago 9.     On April 30 this planet is very close to Jupiter 10.   On … Continue reading

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September’s Harvest Moon illusion

Last month, more than 250 people gathered at the Binbrook Conservation Area to see the Persiods Meteor Shower. Continue reading

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