What is Earthshine?
Have you ever looked up at night to see a crescent moon, and noticed the rest of the moon's surface is dimly lit? This is due to Earthshine! The concept of Earthshine has more far-reaching implications. Astronomers can study the albedo (reflectivity) of surfaces here on Earth, and use it to estimate conditions on far-away planets outside of our own Solar System.
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Come with us as we explore our Universe! Learn about various celestial bodies including Neutron Stars, White Dwarfs, Black Holes, and more. We visit Mars, and explain the phenomenon of Earthshine. You will even learn all three of Kepler's Laws.