Tag Archives: Jupiter

Gas Giant Genesis

Which giant planet formed first? Short answer:  Jupiter Long answer:  Still Jupiter, but let’s dive in and take a more detailed look. Birth of a Gas Giant A long time ago in a solar system very near you, just 1 … Continue reading

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Fantastic Fun Friday

I knew going into Friday I would have a very long day ahead of me. I had errands I needed to run first thing in the morning, so I planned to be late to work.  I stayed up past my … Continue reading

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The Sky this Week: June 26–July 5, 2015 | Astronomy.com

http://www.astronomy.com/observing/sky-this-week/2015/06/june-26july-5-2015 Look west for the next few evenings after sunset to catch Venus and Jupiter passing very near to each other. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Article: Hubble shows Jupiter’s triple solar eclipse

Hubble shows Jupiter’s triple solar eclipse http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/06/tech/hubble-jupiter-three-moons/ It was cloudy here in Kansas when this occurred. Thank Goodness Hubble never needs to worry about the weather. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, … Continue reading

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Look Up KC – See Comet Lovejoy This Friday Evening

Reposted from the Astronomical Society of Kansas City‘s Powell Observatory web page: Powell Observatory will be open to the public for viewing of Comet Lovejoy from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday, January 23rd, 2015.  Naked eye, binocular and telescopic … Continue reading

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The Seven Wonders of the Solar System

http://io9.com/the-seven-wonders-of-the-solar-system-1600220388 Some suggestions for a superlative list of solar system wonders. My list off the top of my head: 1. Saturn’s rings 2. Jupiter’s red spot 3. Mars’ Olympic Mons 4. Io 5. Titan 6. Uranus for being axially contrary … Continue reading

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Closest conjunction of two planets in 2014 before sunrise August 18 | Tonight | EarthSky

http://earthsky.org/tonight/closest-planetplanet-conjunction-before-sunrise-august-18 Set your alarms folks! This will be all kinds of cool tomorrow morning. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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