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The worst weather in the solar system.

Yesterday it was stormy. There were gales, 9 to 10 Bft. There was mucho rain. Roof tiles were flying low. At this very moment, 5,000 people are stranded because there is not one single train…


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A Full Moon

Today it’s a full Moon. If it’s dark and clear outside, this is generally not a good time for either stargazing or for Moon observation. As the near side of the Moon is fully lit…


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The Solar Cycle

The Sun is an active girl – or guy if you like. There’s a cycle of activity every eleven years. At the peak, sunspots are plenty, at a low, there’s hardly a sunspot in sight….


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A rough start to the Solar System

The Solar System might have had a rougher start than previously thought. From ScienceNOW: According to the prevailing hypothesis, the solar system condensed out of an immense disk of gas and dust about 4.6 billion…