Spectacular Venus-Jupiter conjunction on 30 June

Tonight – June 30, 2015 – and tomorrow night, look for the sky’s brightest and second-brightest planets to stage their closest conjunction until August, 2016. Venus and Jupiter will be less than one-half degree apart. That’s less than the moon’s diameter on our sky’s dome . Venus is currently about to pass between the sun … Continue reading Spectacular Venus-Jupiter conjunction on 30 June

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Who is better ? (Canon 1D X v/s Nikon D4s)

People these days wants to know the things which are best and useful which also includes Professional Photographers or Amateur Photographers....So we are here with some Youtube videos which will compare some best DSLRs. Hope you will enjoy this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj0YiJ-qNos You can also visit my new page where I have uploaded some great DSLRs and … Continue reading Who is better ? (Canon 1D X v/s Nikon D4s)

Methane in Mars Meteorite Suggests Possibility of Life

Methane, a potential sign of primitive life, has been found in meteorites from Mars, adding weight to the idea that life could live off methane on the Red Planet, researchers say. This discovery is not evidence that life exists, or has ever existed, on Mars, the researchers cautioned. Still, methane "is an ingredient that could … Continue reading Methane in Mars Meteorite Suggests Possibility of Life

How Bright is Daytime on Pluto?

Lights in the Dark

Concept of Pluto's surface. © Ron Miller, used with permission.Concept of Pluto’s surface. © Ron Miller, used with permission.

We all know that Pluto is very far from the Sun, on average about 40 times as far away from it as Earth is, and as such it is very cold and dark. But just how dark is it on Pluto? If you were an astronaut walking around on Pluto would the Sun really just look like another bright point in an already star-filled sky, or would you actually be able to see the Plutonian landscape around you during the day (like in the illustration above by Ron Miller?)

Actually it’s brighter than you might think, even three and a half billion miles from the Sun. And with the New Horizons spacecraft closing in on the first-ever pass by Pluto in July, NASA has a way for you to get an idea of the type of lighting you would experience on the surface…

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