space exploration http://wwno.org en Shreveport astro society takes a last look at Saturn http://wwno.org/post/shreveport-astro-society-takes-last-look-saturn <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society is sponsoring a free star party Saturday, offering the last chance to see Saturn until next summer.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Times reports the show will go on from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Ralph A. Worley Observatory on Louisiana Highway 175.</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 17:25:21 +0000 The Associated Press 18508 at http://wwno.org PHOTO: A New Panoramic View Of Mars http://wwno.org/post/photo-new-panoramic-view-mars NASA has released a new, stunning panoramic image of Mars. The scene is stitched from 817 images taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity from Dec. 2011 to May.<p>To do the image justice, you have to <a href="http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA15689.jpg">download the hi-resolution version</a>, but be warned it's close to 14 MB.<p><a href="http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA15689">Here's how NASA describes the scene</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"Bright wind-blown deposits on the left are banked up against the Greeley Haven outcrop. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:33:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 15365 at http://wwno.org