When hanging out in the Colorado high country magic seems to happen around you all the time. The weather changes more times in one day then most places see in a month. It can rain, snow and be sunny with a rainbow all at the same time depending on your elevation (9,500 to 10,500 feet ). Great sunrises, sunsets and most summer nights seem to clear for incredible nighttime star and planet views. If you can’t be there… a picture is the next best thing.
Here are some cool astronomy facts
When you look at the Andromeda galaxy (which is 2.3 million light years away), the light you are seeing took 2.3 million years to reach you. Thus you are seeing the galaxy as it was 2.3 million years ago. On Mercury a day (the time it takes for it to spin round once) is 59 Earth-days. Its year (the time it takes to orbit the sun) is 88 days- that means there are fewer than 2 days in a year! Light from the sun takes 8 minutes to reach you, thus you see the sun as it was 8 minutes ago. It might have blown up 4 minutes ago and you wouldn’t know about it! Half-a-billionth of the energy released by the sun reaches the Earth. The Sun is the closest star.
Life is known to exist only on Earth, but in 1986 NASA found what they thought might be fossils of microscopic living things in a rock from Mars. One light year, which is the distance light travels in a year, is equal to about 5,880 billion miles. Andromeda, the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way, is almost three million light years away. Every year, the Moon moves about 1.5 inches (3.8 centimetres) further away from Earth. Glowing nebulae are named so because they give off a dim, red light, as the hydrogen gas in them is heated by radiation from the nearby stars. If you could travel at the speed of light (186,000 miles per second) it would take 100,000 years to cross our galaxy!
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