August 2nd, 2006


Run that by me again

Mom tore this article out of the paper for me about The Summer Sky:
#1. Water on the Moon
They have found frozen water buried beneath the Moon's surface. NASA plans on sending satellite to crash into the and hopefully release some of that scarce water on impact.
Here's Part 1: Prime nights to gaze at the Moon are July 30 to Aug. 7, when it will be high in the sky.
#2. A Hole in the Milky Way
In the southern part of the sky, the Milky Way widens quite a bit. This is the center of our galaxy. Astronomers recently noticed several stars moving so fast that their positions change in a matter of weeks. It seems that they are orbiting a black hole.
Here's Part 2: The ideal time to view the Milky Way are from July 20 to Aug. 6, when moonlight won't interfere.

So can someone please explain this to me: If the Moon is high in the sky from July 30 - Aug. 7, how will the moonlight not interfere with viewing the Milky way during the same period of time?

#3. Jupiter is Changing
12 years ago a comet tore through the atmosphere causing an enormous explosion and leaving chemical compounds to form in its aftermath. Quote from article: Why is this significant? Well, it's likely that comets colliding with Earth carried the chemical building blocks of life. Now part of that process is taking place on Jupiter. EndQuote.
There goes the neighborhood.
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