Archive for February 11, 2013

Mercury

Mercury seen at sunset

The planet Mercury is about to make its best apparition of the year for backyard sky watchers. Look west at sunset for a piercing pink planet surrounded by twilight blue.Source: NASA Science

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Europe's fish stocks at serious risk

More than half the fish consumed in the European Union today comes from imports. The EU hopes that radical reforms to its system of fishing quotas could restore European fisheries by 2020. However, experts are concerned that politicians could yet ignore scientific

asteroid

Record-setting flyby of Asteroid 2012 DA14 set for February 15, 2013

The Earth expects record-setting close flyby on February 15, 2013 when a chunk of space rock about 50 meters wide, designated as Asteroid 2012-DA14, will fly near our planet quite rapidly, at a speed of about 7.8 kilometers/second (17,400 miles/hour) in a