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An Astronomy Diary for April
Animation Credit: NASA MSFC
Some astronomy highlights for viewing during April
can be seen here...
What`s in the Shetland Sky in 2017?
Weather Today Mossbank Shetland
Live Video Stream and Weather Data
Some Suggestions for Binoculars
Free Online Courses
Courses in Astronomy, Physics, Astrobiology and more
The Voice of Jupiter 2014
Our first attempt to record Jupiter`s radio emissions
on 20.1Mhz ( June 2014 ) Listen to the files here .
Meteor Shower Camelopardalids 2014
Did you know you can also listen to meteor showers ?
Plots and Audio samples from the Camelopardalids !
Hurlers Stone Circles Project - Cornwall
Original Hurlers Story Here !
News from Around the Web
Three Comets in the April Sky !
Comet C/2017 E4 Lovejoy: Gerald Rhemann on 30/03/2017
With three comets visible in the night sky from
the UK, why not check out when and where
you can see them at www.cometwatch.co.uk?
Giant Space X Rocket is Re-usable
Image: Space X
Space X's Falcon Heavy Rocket, once operational,
will be the most powerful rocket in the world. It will
also be recoverable and reusable !
Cassini Prepares for Final Farewell
Image credit: NASA/JPL Artist concept of Cassini at Saturn
On Wednesday, April 26, the Cassini spacecraft will
begin a series of dives between Saturn and its rings
as part of the mission's grand finale. For more
details and guides, see NASA's mission page here..
Jupiter Photo Opportunity
Image: Hubble Telescope
This April, Jupiter is in opposition i.e.at its closest to
Earth at about about 670 million kilometres. The
hemisphere facing Earth is fully illuminated by the
Sun: an excellent photo opportunity for the
Mars Rover Tests in Atacama Desert
Image credit: NASA/CampoAlto/V. Robles
Second Mars Rover test series is completed in possibly
the driest place on Earth, to approximate conditions on
Mars. The team spent a month collecting scientific data
on life found in the desert today.
Moon Enceladus May Have Liquid
Water Near Surface
Enceladus with fractures at the south polar region.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
The bright, ice-covered Saturn moon should be too
small and too far from the Sun to be active. But
Enceladus is one of the most geothermally active
places in the Solar System.
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