Tag: Moon

Natural bridge discovered on Moon’s far side

September 11, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Text and image from NASA LRO website) Just when you think you have seen everything, LROC reveals a natural bridge on the Moon! Who would have thought? Natural bridges on the Earth are typically the result of wind and water erosion — not a likely scenario on the Moon. So how did this […]

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Closeup released of ‘hole’ in Moon

June 27, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

NASA has released a closeup image of a pit located in Mare Ingenii on the Earth’s Moon. The pit was previously discovered by the Japanese Lunar orbiter SELENE, and is believed to lead to an underground lava tube. This closeup by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter resolves boulders that have fallen into the pit. […]

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Use the Moon to find Saturn and Mars tonight

June 20, 2010 | By | 2 Comments

Use the below finder chart to find the Moon, and the planets Saturn and Mars in the evening sky. Remember that planets appear to the unaided eye as stars.

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This Weeks Predictable Sky and Space Events (23 – 29 May 2010)

May 22, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

These notes are intended to provide a casual skywatcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast with a short summary of what is happening in the night sky this week. Most of the information and finder charts will also be useful for observers elsewhere […]

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Moon and Antares

April 30, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Use the Moon to find Antares, the star the ancient Greeks referred to as the heart of the constellation Scorpius ‘The Scorpion’. The chart has been prepared for 8pm tonight for Brisbane but can be used elsewhere in Australia.

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