The Cosmic Companion VIP Newsletter October 27, 2019
Mars may have once been home to large salty lakes, the Universe may be expanding more quickly than we thought, and a massive asteroid may have caused a mass extinction on Earth 12,800 years ago.
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In this episode of Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion, we will look at signs that Mars was once home to large salty lakes, a new measurement of the expansion rate of the Universe, and evidence that a large asteroid broke up before colliding with the Earth 12,800 years ago, resulting in a massive extinction.
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Here’s the sneak preview of the newest episode of Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion!
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And my favorite astronomy-related cartoon of the week, from KXCD:
Rare Astronomy Photo
This spectrum of the Sun, taken October 24th, was created using the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope, currently the largest solar telescope in the world (and the longest of all optical telescopes). The facility is currently being upgraded into a science education center (with live images of the Sun and Moon), and I happened to walk in the control room as the facilities were being tested:
Finally, here’s my astronomy of the week joke for you:
Q: How does the man in the moon cut his hair?
A: Eclipse it.
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