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The correct solutions to Test 1 are posted, go to the "Tests" link below.
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New Moon: Mar. 1, First Quarter: Mar. 8,
Full Moon: Mar. 16, Last Quarter: Mar. 23.
Jupiter is up all night.
Mars rises at 9:30, but looks very small in the telescope.
Saturn rises at 11:30.
1. The now-defunct Kepler mission supplies 715 more confirmed exoplanets.
Most of these are rather Earth-like than hot Jupiters.
2. Oldest rock (on Earth) found and dated to 4.374 billion years old.
Read about why this is a very important discovery.
3. On-site lunar exploration resumed after 37 years:
the Chinese spacecraft Chang'e 3 delivers a rover to the Moon.
4. The new 17-inch Plane Wave Corrected Dall-Kirkham (CDK) telescope,
obtained through the Ole Miss Astronomy Legacy Project,
is now operational and replaces the 12-inch Meade SCT telescope in the small dome for imaging projects.
Unusual events and objects
The is a bright supernova in M82, at 11mg, now slowly fading.
Look at this time-lapse spacecraft image series.
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