Stelliferous - Jeff Rodgers' Star Blog

Space Exploration Continues!

Posted on 12/23/2014 by Jessica Schubick

There’s been much ado in the news recently about space exploration, what with NASA’s test flight of Orion and the European Space Agency’s success in landing Philae on comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. But for my part, I think some reporters are missing out on the most exciting space news going right now — the information being gathered by the Curiosity Rover on Mars.

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June 2014

Posted on 6/9/2014 by Jeff Rodgers

There are a few visible stars in this month’s sky that are known to have planets. No, the exoplanets themselves won’t be visible to you, no matter how fancy the telescope in your driveway. But you can pick out the stars and dream of planets far, far away.

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May 2014

Posted on 4/28/2014 by Jeff Rodgers

I don’t want to diminish the spring constellations and this month’s full house of planets, but did I mention that they’re, um, predictable? Predictability is great and all, but what is spring without something new and novel to snap you out of your winter torpor? So this month, let’s focus on some of the more offbeat constellations and the possibility of something new in the springtime skies.

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April 2014

Posted on 4/2/2014 by Jeff Rodgers

This is the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. It is the most remarkable baby picture you are likely to see, because within it is the future of everything in our universe.

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March 2014

Posted on 3/11/2014 by Jeff Rodgers

It’s been a while. For the past few months I was busy putting in our new planetarium and was spending so much time exploring our new digital universe that I’m afraid I just didn’t have time to go outside and look up at the real stars. It’s time to rejoin the real world, though...

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