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Astronomy: Perseids Meteor Showers August 9-14, 2011

The Perseids is the name of a meteor shower which appears to originate from the constellation Perseus and is associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle.  Meteor showers occur when the...

All 27 Moons of Uranus are Named After Shakespeare & Alexander Pope Characters

Uranus has 27 known moons. The names for these moons were all chosen from characters from the works of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. The five main satellites...

Lucy in the Sky: The Largest Diamond

The largest diamond ever found is not on Earth, but in the burned out corpse of a star named BPM 37093.  It is located...

Super Full Moon

On March 19, 2011, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It’s a super “perigee moon”...