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Enjoy the view of Earth from the cupola of the International Space Station. Google maps
ASTRO BOB: Don your spacesuit, we're going for a ride
2 hours 26 min ago
October 22, 2017
Astronomers not only saw gravitational waves and gamma rays from the event, but also visible and near-infrared light as shown in these images made with the Swope and Magellan telescopes. Credit: 1M2H/UC Santa Cruz and Carnegie Observatories/Ryan Foley
AstroBob: Neutron stars' death merger rattles the fabric of spacetimes
October 22, 2017 - 3:57pm
September 10, 2017
In this view, we’re looking straight down from above the Milky Way galaxy’s plane at several of its spiral arms including the Orion Arm, home to Orion and our solar system. Credit: R. Hurt
AstroBob: It's September, time for my Orion fix
September 10, 2017 - 12:43pm
August 13, 2017
A student looks at the partially eclipsed sun in northern England on March 20, 2015 using a pair of eclipse glasses. Credit: Reuters
AstroBob: How dark will it get during total eclipse?
August 13, 2017 - 8:30am
August 6, 2017
Earth has several different layers: crust, mantle and core. If you were to somehow safely descend into the core, you’d be weightless there because all the matter around you would tug on you equally. As you ascended back to the surface, you’d gradually return to your normal weight. Credit: NASA
AstroBob: If you dug a deep enough hole, would end up in China?
August 6, 2017 - 1:29pm
June 4, 2017
This illustration shows the final stages in the life of a supermassive star that fails to explode as a supernova but instead implodes under gravity to form a black hole.
AstroBob: Giant star becomes a black hole right before our eyes
June 4, 2017 - 7:14pm
May 28, 2017
Astronaut Jack Fischer waves while attached to the Destiny laboratory during a spacewalk to replace a failed computer relay box and install a pair of wireless antennas last week. Credit: NASA
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
May 28, 2017 - 6:06pm
March 12, 2017
Earth’s counterclockwise motion around the sun (to the left or east) causes the constellations to drift to the right (west) during the year. The effect is subtle — stars rise in the east four minutes earlier each night because of our planet’s travels — but the minutes add up, creating a complete turnover in the constellations every year. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
AstroBob: Welcome Arcturus!
March 12, 2017 - 6:12pm
March 5, 2017
A brilliant fireball breaks up in the atmosphere. Visible light and radio waves given off by a bright meteor may be translated by common materials into hissing sounds some hear at the sight of the event. John Chumack
AstroBob: A new take on why we hear meteors
March 5, 2017 - 3:07pm
February 12, 2017
Use this photo of Saturn taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to get oriented on which ring is which. Credit: NASA/ESA
AstroBob: Saturn's got a whole new groove
February 12, 2017 - 1:14pm
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