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Celebrate The December Solstice With SkyNews

Christmas is on the way, but before we celebrate that we can celebrate the December solstice. In case you didn’t know, the solstice will occur on December 21. For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, the solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. How does that happen? Read on to find out: What Happens During a Solstice? A solstice is an astronomical event caused by the Earth’s tilt on axis and its motion in orbit. The Earth is tilted…

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Astronomers Have Discovered The “Colour Of The Universe”

If there’s one thing you can guarantee a child will do when playing with a paint set, it’s mixing all the available colours together just to “see what happens.” We all did it, and no doubt children continue to do so, fueled by inquisitive desire. Astronomers have now pretty much done the same thing, just on a universal scale. By mixing together all of the colours that can be found in the universe, scientists have created the “colour of the universe.” Is the universe a…

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What Mars Looks Like To A “Viking”

Looking to the skies for guidance, the ancient Nordic Vikings were rather accomplished seafarers through their knowledge of the sun and stars. But as surprisingly well-versed in astronomy as the Vikings were, they were never able to gaze upon celestial bodies quite like another set of “Vikings” did. No, I don’t mean another civilization of Vikings from humanity’s past, I am, of course, referring to the Viking program, a NASA initiative from the 1970s aimed at documenting Mars. Enacted in 1975, the Viking program consisted…

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