The Educational section of the Mantis Society. Live, Love, Learn
Star of the week: Alpha Centauri
We see this star system as a single star, but it's really 3 stars. Of the 3, Proxima is closer to our sun than any other known star.
How long to travel to Alpha Centauri?
What's the weather like on Proxima b?
Before dawn … Mercury below Venus
The height of this apparition of Mercury comes at its greatest western elongation tomorrow.
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Throughout May 2017, southerly latitudes can easily spot Mercury below Venus in the east before dawn. Mercury is tougher from northerly latitudes. Use binoculars.
Your rocket is waiting
Okay, it's not a rocket. It's a lighthouse in Grand Haven, Michigan. But with a little imagination ... Photo and title via Walter Elliot.