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  • March Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times (Mountain Time Zone). Free sky maps are available at www.skymaps.com.Skymaps.com produces a nice sky chart to help in locating observable celestial objects. Maps for the month ahead ar…
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  • This map of Colorado and its neighboring states shows the path of the Moon's umbral shadow — the path of totality — during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, as well as the percent obscuration (the fraction of the Sun's area covered by the Moon) in places outside the umbral path. Th…
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  • NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. The discovery sets a ne…
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  • February Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times (Mountain Time Zone). Free sky maps are available at www.skymaps.com.Skymaps.com produces a nice sky chart to help in locating observable celestial objects. Maps for the month ahead…
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  • January Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times (Mountain Time Zone). Free sky maps are available at www.skymaps.com.Skymaps.com produces a nice sky chart to help in locating observable celestial objects. Maps for the month ahead …
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  • December Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times (Mountain time zone). Free sky maps are available at www.skymaps.com.Skymaps.com produces a nice sky chart to help in locating observable celestial objects. Maps for the month ahead…
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  • This vertically exaggerated view shows scalloped depressions in a part of Mars where such textures prompted researchers to check for buried ice, using ground-penetrating radar aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. They found about as much frozen water as the volume of Lake Superior.  Cr…
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  • November Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times (Mountain time zone). Free sky maps are available at www.skymaps.com.Skymaps.com produces a nice sky chart to help in locating observable celestial objects. Maps for the month ahead…
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  • Credit: NASA Mars' largest moon, Phobos, has captured public imagination and been shrouded in mystery for decades. But numerical simulations recently conducted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have shed some light on the enigmatic satellite. The dominant feature on the surf…
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  • October Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times (Mountain time zone). Free sky maps are available at www.skymaps.com.Skymaps.com produces a nice sky chart to help in locating observable celestial objects. Maps for the month ahead …
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