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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Jupiter, Saturn Will Look Like Double Planet Scientists have been greeted by the sight of jet black chunks of rock and soil from an asteroid after opening a capsule that returned from deep space … Continue reading

Posted in January 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Jupiter, Saturn Will Look Like Double Planet Just after sunset on the evening of December 21,  2020,  Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer together in Earth’s night sky than they have been since the Middle Ages, offering … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan NASA Mission Springs a Small Leak After Touching an Asteroid   The OSIRIS-REX spacecraft collected rock and dirt samples from Bennu, but it appears to be losing some of what it grabbed. NASA’s effort to … Continue reading

Posted in November 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan  Super telescope’s giant camera spies broccoli                               How do you test the new sensor for the world’s largest digital camera? You … Continue reading

Posted in October 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Amazon Satellites Add to Astronomers’ Worries About the Sky Welcome to the age of the satellite megaconstellation. Within the next few years, vast networks, containing hundreds or even thousands of spacecraft, could reshape the … Continue reading

Posted in September 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Beyond the Milky Way, a Galactic Wall Astronomers have discovered a vast assemblage of galaxies hidden behind our own, in the “zone of avoidance.” The South Pole Wall, as it is known, consists of … Continue reading

Posted in Mid-summer 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan NASA, SpaceX launch astronauts from US soil Kennedy Space Center- A SpaceX spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts soared into outer space Saturday — marking the first time humans have traveled into Earth’s orbit from … Continue reading

Posted in June 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Time

by David J. Kaplan Time is more ancient than the stars. It births evolution, yet limits life. Time stops not for an unwound clock.

Posted in May 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

O, For a Dark Night Sky

by David J. Kaplan The city’s night sky Holds the moon aloft, A dim orb. Constellations—incomplete, The drinking gourd dismantled Cassiopeia banished. Orion dismembered. O, for a dark night sky, Stars shimmering In both mind and eye. When meteors from … Continue reading

Posted in May 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rekindling My Love of Astronomy

by David J. Kaplan I was born in the South Bronx. My parents each had two jobs, so we as kids were pretty much on our own. Saturday mornings my mother gave me fifty cents, pinned a label inside my … Continue reading

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