No, there won’t be a green moon on April 20, 2016 … or on May 29. Some possible origins of this latest urban legend.
The only way for this alignment to exist is if the supermassive black holes in this part of space are all spinning in the same direction.
Kepler mission engineers still aren’t sure why the planet-hunting spacecraft went into Emergency Mode last week.
The planets are 2-10 times as massive as Earth. They orbit near their stars and receive some 650 times the radiation that Earth receives from our sun.
“Although we’d love it if Cassini could help detect a new planet, we don’t see any perturbations in our orbit that we cannot explain with our current models,” said Cassini project manager Earl Maize.
A near-record supermassive black hole discovered in a sparse area of the local universe suggests these monster objects might be more common than once thought.
That glow over the unlit part of a crescent moon – called earthshine – is light reflected from Earth.
The supernovae may have been less than 300 light-years away. The evidence comes from radioactive iron-60, found in ocean sediments and crust.
Astronomers with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence had their reasons for ignoring red dwarf stars in the past. But now that thinking has changed.
Astronomers did know in advance that asteroid 2016 FW13 would pass closely – but safely – on April 5, 2016. Check out a photo from the Virtual Telescope Project.