What A System!

The warm damp air and cloudy days had persisted for days. The night was different because stars could actually be seen, but there was so little time we only gazed at a few and retired. It was murky a week later but cleared enough for us to see Jupiter about… Continue reading

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Jupiter Summoned Forth

We can easily watch the heavens from the safe made-to-be-inhabited earth, but what we observe in other solar system planets is ever so different. The other planets are hostile to life, although each one is beautiful in its own way. With planet information more voluminous than experts can digest, there is one thing for sure: each… Continue reading

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The Local Neighborhood: the Delight of Watching Jupiter

The wonder of the heavens for many observers falls into distance categories: the local solar system neighborhood, the galactic neighborhood, and outside the galaxy. For this time of year in 2010 the largest planet and brightest object outside earth’s orbit begins to rise in the east: the planet Jupiter. The… Continue reading

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