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27 article(s) for September 2015

  • Fall Colors

    Posted 09/30/2015 by Ian Miller | Comments
    In Colorado, the fall season harkens shorter days, cold nights, and the promise of the first snows. While many eagerly anticipate the upcoming ski season, many too revel in this time of year enjoying the famous and often spectacular display of color put on by the leaves of aspen trees throughout the…
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  • Late September in the Rockies is always beautiful with that crispness to the air and brilliant colors as the aspen change. Last week, curator of mammals, Dr. John Demboski took advantage of the season and headed out to the Snowy Range in Wyoming to conduct some small mammal fieldwork. He was accompa…
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  • This Martian scene shows contrasting textures and colors of "Hinners Point," at the northern edge of "Marathon Valley," and swirling reddish zones on the valley floor to the left.  Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ. NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is conducti…
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  • Two comets collided at low speed in the early Solar System to give rise to the distinctive ‘rubber duck’ shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, say Rosetta scientists.The origin of the comet’s double-lobed form has been a key question since Rosetta first revealed its surprising shape in July 2…
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  • China’s Yutu rover took this image of the Chang’e 3 landing platform in December 2013. The Chang’e 4 landing craft uses a similar design. Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences/NAOC A rover and landing platform developed as a backup for China’s Chang’e 3 moon mission will be repurposed to attempt th…
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  • The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to announce the display of Gypsies, Vasily Konovalenko’s gem-carving masterpiece. In it, a man and a woman quarrel in a complicated scene that is fantastic in detail. It is on loan from a private collection and will be on display through mid-2016.…
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  • The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to announce the display of Hunter on the Mark, a gem-carving sculpture on loan from a private collection until mid-2016.Hunter on the Mark is characterized by a dull color palette, reflecting the brutal conditions of a Russian winter, though there…
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  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science was the site of Educators Night presented by SCFD. More than 3900 educators and their guests RSVP’d to take in the surprising sights and sounds, grab a bite, sip a cocktail, preview IMAX and Planetarium shows, and connect with colleagues. Sixty seven organizatio…
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  • There is a total eclipse of the moon on the night of September 27-28, 2015. It happens to be the closest supermoon of 2015. It’s the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon, or full moon nearest the September equinox. It’s the Southern Hemisphere’s first full moon of spring. This September full moon is a…
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  • Majestic Mountains and Frozen Plains: Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon. The smooth expa…
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