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From Ceres to Europa: A “Space Sunday” Year in Review

Ah December, it’s a time for holidays and for the past to be remembered. As we look forward to the New Year, we also tend to look back at all that was achieved and learned in the past 12 months. I’m no exception to that tendency, and today I’m going to have a look back at some of my favorite stories in space from this year. I’ll narrow it down to just my top three.

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Pale Yellow Dot, Saturn’s Biggest Moon

Hey there folks, a couple of weeks ago I discussed the Jovian moons. I want to continue on that trend of interesting moons today. So, where do we go from Jupiter? Why, to Saturn, of course! Saturn has some crazy moons–62 currently. Many of these are just tiny little fellas, and some have complex interactions with the rings around the planet. Only two of them are big enough for hydrostatic equilibrium (massive enough to be round). These are Titan and Rhea. Today, its gonna be a short article (I’m running on a crazy schedule!), so I will discuss Titan today!

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October Shut-Eye: A Double Dose of Eclipses!

October is almost here! This month brings us two great events, and no, one of them isn’t Halloween. But during this year’s month of spooks we get to see a lunar AND a solar eclipse! These are one of the more fun things to observe about space. They are fairly frequent, and their happenings are easily predicted. Plus, the moon is red during a lunar eclipse, like, how cool is that.

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Identifying The Sky: Asteroids, Meteors, and Planets

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Space Sunday. I know it is late one day, but I just got home last night and was too tired to do much of anything. Except play League of Legends.

Back onto the topic at hand. This week I’m talking about the method used to classify objects up in the sky. Hopefully after this, you will know the difference between a planet and a dwarf planet, what a comet is and what an asteroid is, or just why the heck Pluto is no longer a planet.

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Man On The Moon! Reliving the Apollo 11 Landing

Hey there, space cadets! It looks like I’ll be displaying my particular nerd fascination in space on this blog. It’s something that I have held an interest in for my whole life, and with Space Sunday, I can share these interests with anybody and everybody!

What better a way to start this segment by beginning at mankind’s most famous achievement in space exploration: the Apollo 11 lunar landing!! Continue reading Man On The Moon! Reliving the Apollo 11 Landing