Joe Rao

Dec. 17, 2010

Lunar Eclipse Outlook

The night of December 20 will bring a lunar eclipse to the skies over much of North and South America. We'll get viewing tips.

lunar eclipse, moon, space, astronomy

Jul. 02, 2010

Summer Sky Forecast

We'll give you a heads-up on what to watch for in your summer stargazing.

astronomy, stargazing, eclipse, comet, meteors

Jun. 19, 2009

Summer Sky Guide

Summer nights are made for stargazing. We'll get a guide to what to look for in the skies in the months ahead.

space, stars, astronomy

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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