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yesterday at 23:01. Facebook
Hadar joins Alpha Centauri in pointing to the Southern Cross.Two of its stars will someday become nearby supernovae! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Hadar joins Alpha Centauri in pointing to the Southern CrossTwo of its
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yesterday at 21:21. Facebook
Nikolaos Pantazis spotted the young moon in the west after sunset on April 27, 2017, from Greece.

Young moon, Mars and Aldebaran [ Bit.ly Link ]
Nikolaos Pantazis spotted the young moon in the west after sunset on
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yesterday at 20:21. Facebook
Illustrations and videos showing how to use the #SouthernCross to find the south celestial pole and due south. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Illustrations and videos showing how to use the SouthernCross to find the
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yesterday at 17:05. Facebook
We’ve all heard of the legendary #SouthernCross! Enjoy this northerners’ guide to Southern Cross: [ Bit.ly Link ] #howtoseeit #ConstellationCrux
Weve all heard of the legendary SouthernCross Enjoy this northerners guide to
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yesterday at 15:09. Facebook
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9 days left to donate in EarthSkys onceayear fundraiser We need you
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yesterday at 14:42. Facebook
Jenney Disimon caught the young waxing crescent moon in the west after sunset on April 27, 2017, from Sabah, North Borneo. Will you see the young moon after sunset too?

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Jenney Disimon caught the young waxing crescent moon in the west after
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yesterday at 13:09. Facebook
Young moon, Mars and Aldebaran #tonight [ Bit.ly Link ] #youngwaxingcrescentmoon
Young moon Mars and Aldebaran tonight youngwaxingcrescentmoon
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yesterday at 11:56. Facebook
Glad to be seeing the Milky Way in the early a.m. again. This is from the road by my house about 4:45 this morning. We have a good dark view in Northern New Mexico, USA.
EarthSky 04/27/2017
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yesterday at 02:30. Facebook
What is it about violets?

This photo's by Tom Wildoner. He said, "During a recent bicycle ride in Lehigh Gorge State Park in Pennsylvania we spotted the seasons first wildflowers sprouting up, the Northern Bog Violet."
What is it about violets This photos by Tom Wildoner He said
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Mike O'Neal
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04/26/2017 at 23:01. Facebook
This asteroid and comet look similar [ Bit.ly Link ]

Nature is so cool! Radar images of the large asteroid that swept near Earth last week show it looks a lot like Rosetta's Comet.
This asteroid and comet look similar Nature is so cool Radar images
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04/26/2017 at 20:21. Facebook
Why cats can't resist (even a phony) box [ Bit.ly Link ]

Twitter has been blowing up with posts on cats' attraction to taped squares on the ground. An animal behavior expert explains what draws Fluffy to the #CatSquare.
Why cats cant resist even a phony box Twitter has been blowing
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04/26/2017 at 19:01. Facebook
EarthSky shoutout to Maryjane F Harris! Thank you for your kind donation in our yearly fund-raiser!

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EarthSky shoutout to Maryjane F Harris Thank you for your kind donation
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04/26/2017 at 17:05. Facebook
Sunset photo by Scott Kuhn. He said, "It lasted about 30 seconds. Once again, right place at the right time."
Sunset photo by Scott Kuhn He said It lasted about 30 seconds
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04/26/2017 at 15:09. Facebook
Leo, here's your constellation [ Bit.ly Link ]

Leo the Lion is one of the easiest constellations to identify in the night sky. April and May are great months to spot it. Leo lore, what to see in a telescope, more.
Leo heres your constellation Leo the Lion is one of the easiest
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04/26/2017 at 13:09. Facebook
First supermoon of 2017 is today:
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It's a new moon, so you won't see it, but Earth's oceans will feel its effects.
First supermoon of 2017 is today Its a new moon so you
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04/26/2017 at 12:38. Facebook
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04/26/2017 at 02:30. Facebook
Raining stars [ Bit.ly Link ]

Although they're called shooting stars, meteors aren't star-related. They're really comet dust. Nature photographer John Ashley created this composite image of the Lyrid meteor shower peak April 22.
Raining stars Although theyre called shooting stars meteors arent starrelated Th
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04/25/2017 at 23:01. Facebook
Northern lights with Lyrid meteor. April 24 in Kuusalu, Estonia.
Photo by Jüri Voit [ Bit.ly Link ]
Northern lights with Lyrid meteor April 24 in Kuusalu Estonia
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04/25/2017 at 20:21. Facebook
This asteroid and comet look similar [ Bit.ly Link ]

Radar images of close-passing large asteroid 2014 JO25, which swept near last week, show it looks a lot like Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, which was explored by the Rosetta spacecraft.
This asteroid and comet look similar Radar images of closepassing large asteroid
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04/25/2017 at 17:05. Facebook
Tonight … Leo loses his tail. We gain a constellation [ Bit.ly Link ]

The constellation Leo once had a tail, a clump of faint stars. Now these same stars are known as Coma Berenices, the hair of a queen.
Tonight … Leo loses his tail We gain a constellation
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