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Comet ISON may still be intact after all!

This morning the website [www.spaceweather.com] published an update about Comet ISON which is hurtling toward the Sun at 238,000 km per hour: Yesterday, reports of fading spectral lines from the comet’s core raised concerns that the icy nucleus might be [...]

November 27, 2013 Uncategorized

A three dimensional view of the 2013 Perseids

KML notation is used to express geographic annotation and visualization within Internet-based, two-dimensional maps and three-dimensional Earth browsers, and was developed for use with Google Earth. Where we have matched multi-station observations we can use the calculated latitude, longitude and [...]

November 24, 2013 Uncategorized

Budget 2014 – reaction by the Light Pollution Awareness Group

The Light Pollution Awareness Group has noted with satisfaction Government’s proposed initiatives on intelligent street lighting within the 2014 budget proposals. This unique project will be launched in Gozo as well as in the existing 12km of roadways in Malta [...]

November 23, 2013 Uncategorized

Solar Eclipse from Uganda

The Sun’s disk was totally eclipsed for a brief 20 seconds as the Moon’s dark umbral shadow raced across Pokwero in northwestern Uganda on November 3rd. So this sharp telescopic view of totality in clear skies from the central African [...]

November 13, 2013 Uncategorized

What went wrong on Mars?

*WHAT WENT WRONG ON MARS? * Mars was once on track to become a thriving Earth-like planet, yet today it is an apparently lifeless wasteland. A NASA spacecraft named MAVEN will soon journey to Mars to find out what went [...]

November 13, 2013 Uncategorized

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! [...]

July 1, 2013 Uncategorized