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Best views yet

Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, now in its “Ring-Grazing” orbits phase, is observing Saturn’s dazzling rings of icy debris. The views are some of the closest-ever images of the outer parts of the … Continue reading

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Mornings bring planetary possibilities

Over recent weeks we have watched as several planets have appeared close together in our morning sky — when clear, that is — and even seen them shift their positions as the days passed! Beginning this frigid week and continuing into mid-February, … Continue reading

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So… is there really a NEW PLANET? Nope!

by Jay Reynolds, CAA Observatory Director So… is there really a new planet? Nope, at least not by the current definition of a planet.** Thanks to new technology and techniques, the astronomy community has been making interesting finds recently. Our … Continue reading

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May’s planetary dance

From SpaceWeather.com… PLANETS AT DAWN: No coffee? No problem! To wake up any morning this week, all you need to do is look out the window. Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are aligning in the eastern sky for a spectacular … Continue reading

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