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December 24, 2017
Artificial intelligence helps nail 8-planet solar system like our own
Every time we think we're in a class by ourselves, it's only a matter of time. Used to be our solar system had the most planets around a single...
December 24, 2017 - 11:53am
December 10, 2017
Behold the cosmic snake
If you can't wrap your head around every aspect of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, that's understandable. Neither can I. But when it comes to...
December 10, 2017 - 8:47am
December 3, 2017
AstroBob: What does a comet smell like?
We rarely use our sense of smell in astronomy except for the occasional run-in with a skunk during late night sky sweeping. We can't smell the...
December 3, 2017 - 8:49am
October 22, 2017
AstroBob: Neutron stars' death merger rattles the fabric of spacetimes
October 22, 2017 - 3:57pm
September 10, 2017
AstroBob: It's September, time for my Orion fix
Each summer, I look forward to seeing Orion return to the morning sky. Hidden by daylight from May through early August, we share nights instead...
September 10, 2017 - 12:43pm
September 3, 2017
ASTROBOB: T-minus 12 days: Cassini keeps opening our eyes
DULUTH — You'd think by now we'd know exactly how long a day is on Saturn, but Cassini's still working on it.
September 3, 2017 - 8:30am
July 9, 2017
AstroBob: Iridium satellites keep fireworks coming -- but not forever
The crackle of firecrackers and thump of cannons echoed through the neighborhood on July 4. But a whole different kind of fireworks was happening...
July 9, 2017 - 5:37pm
June 25, 2017
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
I worry every spring about whether the fireflies will return. Habitat loss from urban sprawl and light pollution are thought to be behind the...
June 25, 2017 - 11:48am
June 4, 2017
AstroBob: Giant star becomes a black hole right before our eyes
Who would ever have thought we'd see a massive star become a black hole just like that? And yet that's the best explanation for the sudden disappearance...
June 4, 2017 - 7:14pm
May 28, 2017
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
DULUTH — Astronauts conducted an emergency spacewalk earlier this week to replace a failed computer that controlled the solar power system,...
May 28, 2017 - 6:06pm
April 9, 2017
Astro Bob: Spring nights sweeter with the space station
Spring can be a comfortable time of year to get outside at night and watch the stars. When you do, don't be surprised if you have some company....
April 9, 2017 - 10:18am
April 2, 2017
Astro Bob: How moon colonists might survived the frigid lunar night
Man, it can get cold on the moon. With virtually no air to speak of and a night that lasts just shy of two weeks, the surface temperature drops...
April 2, 2017 - 10:22am
March 26, 2017
AstroBob: Salvador Dali would love these constellations
In March, we dipped into the deep past, hungering to know more about the first generation of suns that formed after the Big Bang. Now, we look...
March 26, 2017 - 7:00am
March 12, 2017
AstroBob: Welcome Arcturus!
I really shouldn't be surprised anymore. But I always am when I see the fiery bright star Arcturus appear in the east on midwinter evenings....
March 12, 2017 - 6:12pm
March 5, 2017
AstroBob: A new take on why we hear meteors
Have you ever seen a super-bright meteor and at the same time heard hissing or rustling sounds? Some people claim to hear the sizzle of a bright...
March 5, 2017 - 3:07pm