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Planetary Dance In The Sunset Sky
2013-05-24 04:15:11

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: Sunset Triangle ] John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fans of stargazing are in for a treat this weekend. Over the next several days the planets, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury will approach each other in the fading sunlight to form a triple conjunction — where three bodies appear to converge in the sky. The events will culminate on the evening of the 26th, and will appear to form a triangle just above the horizon....

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2010-06-15 07:19:28

We got some super-creative ideas from people on the NASAJPL Facebook page when we asked this question: "Planning a summer trip? Talk to your friends and family -- if you could design your dream space vacation, where would you go?" As promised, we're posting a small sampling of comments here, but you can read all the comments, or post your own ideas at http://www.facebook.com/NASAJPL. Eoghan Lappin: Moon for breakfast. Mars for lunch. Titan for dinner. Then all the way to Gliese 581d on a trip...

2009-06-01 10:13:00

LONDON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unusual collaboration, globe trotting conductor Charles Hazlewood, 'the face of classical music on the BBC' (Daily Telegraph) and Deborah Meaden, investor and star of Dragons' Den, have announced a weekend of world-class, classical music with a high octane, contemporary twist. Called 'Play the Field' (http://www.playthefield.co.uk), the family-friendly festival will take place on Hazlewood's farm in Somerset on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August 2009...

2006-08-30 03:10:00

By Mike Collett-White VENICE -- British composer Colin Matthews has more reason than most to mourn the demotion of Pluto from planet to mere "dwarf planet." In 2000 he released "Pluto," an addition to Gustav Holst's famous seven-part orchestral suite "The Planets," which in 1917 included seven of eight officially recognized planets at the time. According to Matthews, Earth was not a part of the composition because it has no astrological significance, while Pluto was discovered four years...

2006-08-30 03:10:00

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - British composer Colin Matthews has more reason than most to mourn the demotion of Pluto from planet to mere "dwarf planet." In 2000 he released "Pluto," an addition to Gustav Holst's famous seven-part orchestral suite "The Planets," which in 1917 included seven of eight officially recognized planets at the time. According to Matthews, Earth was not a part of the composition because it has no astrological significance, while Pluto was discovered four...


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