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Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 26. 3 Replies

Two bright spots on Ceres.

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish. Last reply by Gerald Payne Mar 19. 1 Reply

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Comment by Scott Baker on March 16, 2012 at 6:16pm

That should be "know" not "no".  Been a long day.

Comment by Scott Baker on March 16, 2012 at 6:15pm

Just joined Atheist Nexus and found this group.  Amazing, it's astronomy that really helped me to become a critical thinker and no that religion is just a myth.

I have a roll off roof observatory in the mountains of San Diego with a 14" Meade LX200 GPS telescope.  Although it doesn't get a lot of use with my current work schedule, I've been doing this hobby for 40 years and can't learn enough.  I do enjoy doing outreach for local schools and groups and am the founder of "Julian StarFest", a three night star party, public outreach and vendor exhibit in Julian, CA.

Hope to enjoy the discussions here.


Comment by Sarah on February 29, 2012 at 10:40am

Gorgeous shot of Saturn, Titan and Prometheus from Cassini: 

Comment by AtheistTech on February 21, 2012 at 5:55pm
Comment by Steph S. on February 6, 2012 at 9:16pm

Comment by The Big Blue Frog on January 26, 2012 at 9:25am

If that's a current photo, then we have to realize that it's winter in the northern hemisphere. That explains the brown. Notice that the Southeast, where there are more evergreens, is still fairly green.

Comment by Sandi on January 26, 2012 at 8:42am

Our big blue marble:

How brown the land is. What happened to all the green?

Comment by George on December 2, 2011 at 3:14pm

Wikipedia: December 2011 lunar eclipse

Not sure how much of the eclipse will be visible on the East coast

Comment by AtheistTech on December 2, 2011 at 2:18pm

Super-sized Lunar Eclipse Saturday 12-10-2011

Get the details beloiw:

Comment by AtheistTech on October 22, 2011 at 2:44am
@George - Orbital planes have to do with the gravitational collapse of a cloud (nebula). The collapse causes a spin, but there is nothing specific that controls in what direction the spin will occur. I believe it is random.

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