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It has no equal. Sirius is the brightest star in the entire sky, twice as bright as its nearest competitor, Canopus, in the southern constellation Carina. It also flashes colors like crazy.
Is there life elsewhere in the universe? These is one of the most often asked questions we have when looking up at the night sky. As if to give shape to our wondering, Leo the Lion thrusts a question mark in our faces every clear February evening. Read post here .
Remember Venus? The last time most of us saw it was in late November low in the east at dawn. It's back AND in great company tonight. Read post here .
Check out this photo of the Earth-moon system from 40 million miles away. We look just like one of the gang! Read post here .
It's a lonely road ahead for Starman and his Tesla Roadster. Wish them hugs and kisses during this special live Valentine Day's event. Read post here .
Chances are you've seen Orion's Belt this winter. Now, get ready for a fun, new challenge: watching a unicorn jump through a giant triangle! Read post here .
There's a nice conjunction of the "old" moon and Saturn tomorrow morning. At the same time, Mars meets its stellar twin, Antares. Read post here .
I enjoy photographing children, especially when they're at play. That's why I checked out the Homeschool Park Day held every Monday from 2-4 p.m. at the Duluth Heights Community Center. Children have fun and socialize while their parents or grandparents catch their breath. Things got pretty chaotic at times, but I was impressed that the parents let the kids work stuff out on their own with almost no hands on. Benign neglect can be a good thing. Laughter, screams, joy of discovery, mischief and a few tears — it was a good afternoon.
On Tuesday, SpaceX celebrated the successful launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket carrying a red Tesla Roaster. That car is now headed for the asteroid belt as it crawls across Hydra below Jupiter in the morning sky. Read post here .
The image of a dummy at the wheel of a cherry red Tesla Roadster headed silently speeding toward Mars sounds like pure fiction. Only it's not. Read post here .