Saturn, considered by many the most beautiful sight in the sky, comes to opposition this week with its rings in full tilt. You won't want to miss it. It happened again just last week. I was showing a group of people sky sights on a windy June night. Saturn had just cleared the trees, so I pointed my 10-inch Dob that way. "Yeah, I see it!" "Wow!" said a young woman when the ringed wonder greeted her eye. Saturn's back and how glad we are that it is.
Speaking of views, skywatchers in the northern hemisphere will be treated to great views of the space station multiple times each night as it orbits the Earth 250 miles overhead. Every year at this time, the northern end of the station's orbital loop remains in full sunlight during each evening pass.From an astronaut's point of view, the sun never sets. Since it takes about 93 minutes to go around the planet once, that means we get to see a space station pass every 93 minutes from dusk till dawn!
I’m losing mine, but the Solar SystemÂ may be way hairier than we ever thought,Â with thick crops of filamentary dark matter streaming through Earth’s core and back out again even as you read this.Â A new study publishing this week in the Astrophysical Journal by Gary PrĂŠzeau of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes the existence of long filaments of dark matter, or “hairs.” Dark matter is a hypothetical form of matter that emits no light, thereby resisting our attempts to see and...
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".