Astronomy, Guide to Space
13 Jul , 2016 by Matt Williams
The Milky Way Galaxy is a very, very big place. And figuring out where Earth resides inside of it has been no simple task
Astronomy, Dwarf Planets, Solar System
11 Jul , 2016 by Evan Gough
A dwarf planet has been discovered beyond Neptune. It’s about 700 km in size, and its orbit takes it 120 times further from the Sun than the Earth is.
6 Jul , 2016 by Matt Williams
In the outer region of our Solar System lie four giant planets – also known as Jovians. And beyond our Sun, thousands more are being found…
Juno Mission, Jupiter, NASA, News
30 Jun , 2016 by Evan Gough
Sonny Giroux, Program Manager for NASA’s Deep Space Network, explains how Juno uses the Network to communicate, and some of the unique challenges Juno poses.
Asteroids, JAXA, News, Solar System
27 Jun , 2016 by Evan Gough
Asteroid Itokawa had a sometimes violent 4.5 billion year history, according to samples returned by Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa.
17 Jun , 2016 by Evan Gough
Earth has a new dance partner, a quasi-moon named 2016 H03.
Asteroids, Earth, Meteorites, News
15 Jun , 2016 by Evan Gough
A fossilized meteorite from a quarry in Sweden is a new type of space rock that’s different from other meteors.
Astronauts, Mars, News, Science
10 Jun , 2016 by Evan Gough
The smell of Mars could be recreated here on Earth. Might it help prepare colonists for their stay on Mars?
1 Jun , 2016 by Matt Williams
Billions of year ago, the Sun, the planets, and all other objects in the Solar System began as a giant, nebulous cloud of gas and dust particles.
Mars, News, Observing, Solar System
30 May , 2016 by Evan Gough
Mars is reaching its closest point to Earth in 11 years, and will be a delightful to amateur astronomers.
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