Why is Everything Spherical?

by Fraser Cain June 26, 2014

Have you ever noticed that everything in space is a sphere? The Sun, the Earth, the Moon and the other planets and their moons… all spheres. Except for the stuff which isn’t spheres. What’s going on? Fraser Cain on Google+

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How to Find Your Way Around the Milky Way This Summer

by Bob King June 20, 2014

Look east on a dark June night and you’ll get a face full of stars. Billions of them. With the moon now out of the sky for a couple weeks, the summer Milky Way is putting on a grand show. Some of its members are brilliant like Vega, Deneb and Altair in the Summer Triangle, but most […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – June 6, 2014: Comets & Cosmos?

by Fraser Cain June 6, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg ( / @cosmic_chatter) Brian Koberlien (@briankoberlein) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) Matthew Francis (, @DrMRFrancis) Fraser Cain on Google+

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How Far Can You See in the Universe?

by Fraser Cain March 31, 2014

When you look into the night sky, you’re seeing tremendous distances away, even with your bare eyeball. But what’s the most distant object you can see with the unaided eye? And what if you get help with a pair of binoculars, a telescope, or even with the Hubble Space Telescope. Fraser Cain on Google+

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Stunning 3D Tours of Two Well-Known Nebulae

by Jason Major March 27, 2014

Two videos recently released by the Hubble team take us on a tour of two famous and intriguing cosmic objects: the stellar wind-blown “celestial snow angel” Sharpless 2-106 and the uncannily equine Horsehead Nebula, imaged in infrared wavelengths by the HST. Using Hubble imagery complemented with data from the Subaru Infrared Telescope and ESO’s Visible and […]

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