Monday, July 17, 2017

EarthSky News - July 17 - Cosmic Dark Ages

July 17
Cosmic Dark Ages
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Peering toward the Cosmic Dark Ages

During the Cosmic Dark Ages, our universe matured from a primordial soup of neutral gas to the star-filled cosmos we see today. A new study probes this mysterious time.

No commands to Mars craft in late July

NASA says to blame the sun for its moratorium on sending commands to Mars from July 22 to August 1.

Does your dog pronk?

Among wild animals, pronking may be a way of avoiding predators.  But when you see an animal pronk, you can't help but think it's leaping for joy.

Tonight … Deneb and Cygnus the Swan

The star Deneb in its constellation Cygnus the Swan are part of the famous Summer Triangle.
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Deneb and Cygnus the Swan

If you have a dark sky, you can see the constellation Cygnus the Swan flying along the starry trail of the Milky Way.

Watch for Venus and Aldebaran

You can't miss the star right next to brilliant planet Venus, in the east before dawn now. It's Aldebaran, the Eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus. Photo taken Sunday morning by Dennis Chabot of Posne NightSky. The moon will sweep through here later this week!
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