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Astronomy’s an adventure and don’t let anyone tell you differently

31 Jan 2012, 19:44 UTC
Astronomy’s an adventure and don’t let anyone tell you differently
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Dawn space station passes for the U.S. will wind down this week, so if you’re a morning person, the next few days will present several nice opportunities to see the magnificent flying machine. Starting this Saturday the station will be … Continue reading →

Photo taken January 16 from the International Space Station of the 62-mile diameter Manicouagan Crater in northern Canada, one of the oldest impact craters known. The feature was formed about 200 million years ago. An ring-shaped lake fills the crater's outer rim. Credit: NASA
Dawn space station passes for the U.S. will wind down this week, so if you’re a morning person, the next few days will present several nice opportunities to see the magnificent flying machine. Starting this Saturday the station will be making daytime passes only until it returns to the evening sky on or around Feb. 12.
* Tomorrow February 1 beginning at 6:27 a.m. Fine bright pass across the southern sky. At 6:28 the ISS zips under the planet Mars and a minute later under Saturn. Enjoy the ride!
* Wednesday Feb. 2 at 5:33 a.m. Brief, bright pass in the south-southeast
* Thursday Feb. 3 at 6:11 a.m. Low pass in ...

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