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Mars small telescopes can see details.
The time for Mars is now as even small Telescopes can see a wealth of details. Mid-week will offer some viewers the chance to see a very rare eclipse of a bright star by an asteroid! We'll explore bright stars, open clusters, watch occultations and welcome back the children of Comet Halley. So turn your eyes to the skies, because....
New high-resolution images of Mars have revealed several glaciers in the planet's mid-latitudes, far away from its polar ice caps. scientists had speculated that many of Mars' mid-latitude features looked like they had been formed by shifting ice, but there wasn't any sign of the actual glaciers. New images from Mars Odyssey show features, such as debris lines on valley floor, which are amazingly similar to Earth glaciers.
Near-infrared images of Galaxy NGC 1097 show incredible detail of the filamentary structure of matter swirling down to the supermassive black hole lurking at its centre. NGC 1097 is located about 45 million light-years away in the southern constellation Fornax. Astronomers used a special instrument on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large telescope which masks the light from stars in the galaxy, revealing fainter material. The way this material winds as it nears the centre of the Galaxy indicates the mass of the supermassive black hole.
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