Astronomy 104, Fall 2016, Sections 5-6-7-8.
In all classes and for all tests,
students need a new scantron # 16485,
one scantron for each class.
New Moon: Oct. 1 , First Quarter: Oct. 9,
Full Moon: Oct. 16, Last Quarter: Oct. 22.
Mars and Saturn are up very early night only.
1. Proxima Centauri, the closest star, has a planet.
2. Titan's (Saturn's largest moon's) rivers and channels are filled with liquid.
3. Important discovery: LIGO finally deteted gravitational waves from coalescing pair of black holes!
4. The New Horizon mission to Pluto keeps discovering surprises. Here is a list of the top ten explained.
After Pluto it is targeting another KBO.
A solar flare came inches from starting starting Word War III in 1967.
Unusual events and objects