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Warren Moon says Teddy Bridgewater is 'not far away'
Teddy Bridgewater is working his way back from his horrible knee injury late in the 2016 preseason and his progress is creating quite a stir in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback continues to make strides in his recovery and the healthier ... read more
When is the next full moon? Why November’s is called a ‘Frost Moon’
The November full moon is not too far away, and this month it is known as the ‘Frost Moon’. Full moons are related with myths and legends and the Native Americans typically gave a unique name to the one that occurred each month which we still use today. read more
A piece of artificial satellite taken far away from the earth "one with a good understanding of the distance between the earth and the moon"
There is a distance of about 380,000 km between the earth and the moon, and it takes about 1.3 seconds even at the speed of light, but it is too far so that humans can hardly realize that distance. Satellites that are flying in the universe about 5 million ... read more
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How far away is Deneb?
Why does Deneb’s distance matter? It matters to astronomers because – if they don’t know exactly how far away the star is – they can’t get accurate numbers of its true size, mass and energy output. ESA now has a second astrometric satellite ... read more
How far away is the Moon?
Most people don't really grasp just how far away the Moon is ... 26 meters across, the size of a house. A big one. And the nearest star? It would be -- to scale, mind you -- 800,000 km (480,000 miles) away: twice as far as the real Moon is from the ... read more
The Moon-Trump Summit: This Is Chaos in Action
He also went so far as to say that Kim Jong-un is “absolutely ... of a big win (or at least the appearance of one), Moon hopes to keep Trump engaged in a process of rolling summits and away from bellicose threats of war. Still, North Korea has already ... read more
See the Far Side of the Moon From a Million Miles Away
NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) has captured a view of the moon that is impossible to see from Earth—the “dark side,” illuminated as it passes between our planet and the Sun. The images were made by DSCOVR’s four megapixel Earth ... read more
The Queqiao Chang'e-4 lunar relay satellite could return more cool images like this
Chang'e-5 T1 also captured the Earth in the foreground, with the Moon, which orbits with an average distance of 384,400 km away, in the background. A shot of the Earth and Moon taken by the service module of the Chang'e-5 T1 lunar return mission. read more
How far away is the Moon?
I’m sometimes asked what’s the one thing I wish people would understand better about the Universe. My answer is always the same: scale. We humans have a miserable sense of just how big space is, and I’ve spent a lot of time over the years working out ... read more
That’s No Moon … Well, Actually, Yeah It Is
They do this every now and again to find out exactly how far away the Moon is (and to provide yet another test of relativity). Apollo astronauts left a series of retroreflectors there, devices that are designed to reflect light back in exactly the same ... read more