February 11 2015 Astronomy Newsletter
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Rhea - Saturn's Moon Facts for Kids
Even being Saturn's second biggest moon doesn't make Rhea very big. You could fit three Rheas across the USA and still have room left over. It whizzes around Saturn in four and a half days, making for very short months. It's so cold there that ice is literally as hard as rock.
Valentine's Day. Is it a romantic day or one invented by greeting card companies and sellers of luxury goods? It certainly isn't an astronomical holiday, but whatever your view of the day, you can enjoy this selection of cosmic valentines.
There are additional pictures on my Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/astrobella/astronomy-valentines/
*Galileo Galilei born on February 15, 1564*
Most people think of Galileo as the man who is a symbol of the heroic voice of truth against a powerful reactionary Church. However this mythic Galileo is not the one Dava Sobel's book, "Galileo's Daughter", reveals through his faith, his work and his daughter's love.
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