Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tracing the Milky Way’s magnetic field

The interaction between interstellar dust in the Milky Way and the structure of our Galaxy’s magnetic field, as detected by the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite over the entire sky. Planck scanned the sky to detect the most ancient light … Continue reading

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Close encounter with Jupiter

by Dr. Tony Phillips February 6, 2015 — Every 13 months, Earth and Jupiter have a close encounter. Astronomers call it an “opposition” because Jupiter is opposite the Sun in the sky. Our solar system’s largest gas planet rises in … Continue reading

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