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Upcoming Total SOlar Eclipse To Be Documented
2012-11-05 13:25:40

Australians will have the privilege of witnessing a total solar eclipse about an hour after sunrise on November 14.

Mysterious Arc Of Venus To Be Seen During Transit
2012-06-05 09:16:17

When Venus transits the sun on June 5th and 6th, an armada of spacecraft and ground-based telescopes will be on the lookout for something elusive and, until recently, unexpected: The Arc of Venus.

Rare Venus Event Expected In June
2012-05-01 08:39:53

A once-in-a-lifetime event is on its way -- an event that hasn’t occurred since 1882 and will not occur again until 2117 -- and will be a spectacular event for millions of people all around the world.

2010-06-20 08:18:52

A large group of scientists, including Jay Pasachoff, Bryce Babcock, and Steven Souza at Williams College, reveal the character of one of the most distant objects in the solar system in a scientific paper which appeared in the June 17 issue of the journal Nature.

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2009-07-22 11:15:00

Citizens of India and China witnessed the longest total solar eclipse of the century on Wednesday.

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2009-06-10 14:38:55

Championing the modern-day use of solar eclipses to solve a set of modern problems is the goal of a review article written by Jay Pasachoff, visiting associate at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College.

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2006-11-02 15:10:00

Scientists will observe Mercury in front of Venus from vantage points on earthbound mountains and with orbiting spacecraft.

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2006-03-29 14:56:15

Scientists from around the world joined this Greek island's 250 residents and countless visitors Wednesday in cheering the drama of the Moon totally blocking the Sun, revealing the dancing glow of its corona.

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2005-07-23 10:06:55

In a feat of astronomical and terrestrial alignment, a group of scientists from MIT and Williams College recently succeeded in observing distant Pluto's tiny moon, Charon, hide a star. Such an event had been seen only once before, by a single telescope 25 years ago, and then not nearly as well. The MIT-Williams consortium spotted it with four telescopes in Chile on the night of July 10-11.

2005-07-20 17:40:00

In a feat of astronomical and terrestrial alignment, a group of scientists from MIT (Cambridge, Mass.) and Williams College (Williamstown, Mass.) recently succeeded in observing distant Pluto's tiny moon, Charon, hide a star. Such an event had been seen only once before, by a single telescope 25 years ago, and then not nearly as well.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.