Tag Archives: Moon

15 Crazy Moon Fallacies

A blog post came across my social network feed this week titled “15 Crazy Full Moon Facts.” Oxford Dictionary defines fact as, “a thing that is indisputably the case.” So I am not sure what the author of these “facts” … Continue reading

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Supermoon – Not All That Special

Note: This is a repost from 2011 from my personal blog. Because of another ” Supermoon” this weekend, I thought it made sense to repost it here. I made minor edits, including updating Phil Plait’s links. Phil Plait also wrote … Continue reading

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Jupiter’s Galilean Satellites: Europa

Above image: These images show the trailing hemisphere of Jupiter’s moon Europa taken by the Galileo spacecraft at a distance of about 677,000 km. The left image shows Europa in approximately true color and the right image shows Europa in … Continue reading

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The Moons of Saturn: Iapetus

  These two global images of Iapetus show the extreme brightness dichotomy on the surface of this peculiar Saturnian moon. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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The Moon Illusion

We have record of people noticing that the Moon looks larger at the horizon than directly overhead dating as far back as 4 BC, but I have a feeling that people have noticed it for as long as people have … Continue reading

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Google Lunar X Prize

The Space Shuttle has completed her final mission and returned to earth safely.  Now it is on to the next chapter of the space race.  The Google Lunar X Prize is leading the way by offering a total of $30 … Continue reading

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