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FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS McDONALD OBSERVATORY, AS HEARD ON KCBS RADIO WEEKDAYS @ 9:52 A.M., 7:35 P.M. & 2:52 A.M. STARDATE 07/04/2014: The Sun may feel bigger and brighter during the hot days of […]
Jupiter’s moon Europa is one of the most intriguing bodies in the solar system. Its icy crust appears to cover a global ocean that could be many miles deep.
Fog is in the forecast for July 4th, 2014, meaning spectacular fireworks displays will look like fireworks blobs up in the skies over certain parts of the Bay, depending on where they are in the fog belt. The fog usually moves in around 7 or 8:00 p.m., and fireworks shows are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. around the Bay.
Dozens of spacecraft are keeping their eyes and ears on the universe, and more are on the way. But it usually takes years from the time a mission is first proposed until it flies in space — and a lot of good candidates never make it.
Calm winds and mild temperatures Wednesday help firefighters to quell a scorching wildfire that’s already consumed 3,200 acres in Northern Napa County.
FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS McDONALD OBSERVATORY, AS HEARD ON KCBS RADIO WEEKDAYS @ 9:52 A.M., 7:35 P.M. & 2:52 A.M STARDATE 06/30/2014: One of the most graceful and beautiful of all constellations soars high […]
A star cluster in the constellation Serpens blazes with the fires of dozens of young stars. And it’s not that far away — perhaps 1300 light-years or so. That should make it an easy target for most telescopes. Yet until a few years ago, no one knew it even existed.
There’s little doubt that the larger star in the system known as Eta Carinae will soon expire — and in spectacular fashion. But just how spectacular remains uncertain.
Space rocks hit our planet all the time. Most of them burn up in the atmosphere, but a few hit the ground. And most of those are unseen — they hit the oceans or deserts or other uninhabited regions. But like the one in New Zealand, a few have witnesses.