Rio Rancho Astronomical Society
Friday, Nov 21: Monthly Meeting and Stargaze at Rainbow Park Observatory. Meeting starts at 7:00 PM (please note change in time). Stargaze to follow meeting, weather permitting. For more information, contact RRAS President, Melanie Templet or at 505-220-5355.
A double planet? From 4 million miles away on December 16, 1992, NASA's robot spacecraft Galileo took this picture of the Earth-moon system. The bright, sunlit half of the Earth contrasts strongly with the darker subdued colors of the moon. Our moon is one of the largest moons in the solar system. It is even larger than the planet Pluto. In this picture, the Earth-moon system actually appears to be a double planet.