Space Views and News

We are surrounded by a beautiful world that God created for us. And some of the most beautiful sights are seen in the sky and the universe beyond. Below is a photo taken in Nepal using long exposure film. Be sure to go to National Geographic to see more amazing space photos and read about them!
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In other news a new model suggests that the earth once had two moons! Earth may have once had two moons, but one was destroyed in a slow-motion collision that left our current lunar orb lumpier on one side than the other, scientists say. Astronomers have long been puzzled by the differences between the side of the moon that always faces Earth–the near side–and the side that always faces away, the far side. The topography of the near side is relatively low and flat, while that of the far side is high and mountainous with a much thicker crust.
And finally, storms on the sun, have electric companies bracing for impact! Storms are brewing about 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) away, and if one of them reaches Earth, it could knock out communications, scramble GPS, and leave thousands without power for weeks to months.
The tempest is what’s known as a solar storm, a flurry of charged particles that erupts from the sun. Under the right conditions, solar storms can create extra electrical currents in Earth’s magnetosphere–the region around the planet controlled by our magnetic field.
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