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Posts in the past four weeks

Monday
Jul 21 2014
18:10 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Saturn Stands While Meteors Fly

Saturn, the true “Lord of the Rings,” dominates the evening sky this week, while the summer's first meteor shower gets under way. Saturn at full stop.¬On Monday, July 21, the ringed world will appear at a standstill in the sky, relative to the background stars in the zodiacal constellation Libra, the Scales. Astronomers call this…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Sunday
Jul 20 2014
01:04 UTC

Curiosity Claims the Biggest Meteorite Ever Found on Mars

... and came from outer space! Dubbed “Lebanon” it's a stony iron meteorite, similar to ones found in years past by the¬Spirit and Opportunity rovers, but is considerably larger than any of […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Friday
Jul 18 2014
22:20 UTC

45th Anniversary of First Men on the Moon: Spot Apollo Landing Sites

This Sunday marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Learn how you can spy two of the Apollo landing sites with a set of binoculars.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Jul 17 2014
14:56 UTC

See Mars Map Landmarks for Yourself

... new Mars map makes a visual trip to the red planet possible for stargazers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Jul 17 2014
14:04 UTC

Rosetta’s Comet Looks Like a Giant Peep

... spacecraft. Tumbling through space on its orbit around the Sun, it bears an uncanny resemblance to… a giant marshmallow Peep. (The […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Wednesday
Jul 16 2014
12:58 UTC

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds large iron meteorite on Mars Stuart Clark

... metal that fall from space and impact the surface of a planet. They are time capsules, usually

Posted by Across the universe

Tuesday
Jul 15 2014
15:18 UTC

Venus Express Survived Its Dive!

... nothing-left-to-lose attitude, the spacecraft recently made a daring and risky dive down into the upper layers of […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Monday
Jul 14 2014
19:32 UTC

Watch Stunning 3-D View of Doomed Stars’ Last Gasp

NASA astronomers reveal a three-dimensional view of a storied stellar explosion.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Jul 14 2014
16:08 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Ice Giants and Deep Sky Jewels

The moon dances with the outer planets this week for sky-gazers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Jul 11 2014
15:44 UTC

Europa Is Covered In Bacon. That Is Why We Must Go.

Whether you're a trend-loving hipster, a breakfast lover, or just fan of meat products in general, you'd have to agree that it does look like a giant piece of bacon* running across the image above. And while the color and shape seems about right, the size and temperature is a bit off — that'd be […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Wednesday
Jul 09 2014
18:16 UTC

Name That Planet! Alien Worlds Looking for Winning Names

Tired of this planet? How about voting on a name for a newly-discovered one.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Tuesday
Jul 08 2014
23:22 UTC

Carnival Catchup

... roundup of articles about space and astronomy. Carnival #358 is hosted at io9 Space by Mika McKinnon. Carnival #359 is at Next Big Future by Brian Wang. Carnival #360 is by Joe Latrell at Photos to Space. Carnival #361 is again hosted by Mika McKinnon at io9 Space. Find out

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Monday
Jul 07 2014
15:31 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Ringed Jewel and Cat’s Eye Sparkle

... Cat's Eye stares back at skywatchers in this week's star gazing showcase.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Jul 03 2014
18:40 UTC

Cosmic Cannibalism Reveals How Galaxies Grow

Viewable by amateur astronomers, the Umbrella Galaxy is dining on a smaller companion.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Jul 02 2014
16:41 UTC

NASA Launches Carbon Observatory

NASA's carbon dioxide monitor has reached orbit.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Jul 02 2014
15:17 UTC

Watch Red Fireworks at the Edge of Space

Sky watchers should keep their eyes peeled for "sprites" atop thunderstorms this summer.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Jun 30 2014
20:32 UTC

Cassini Marks Ten Discovery-Filled Years at Saturn

Just a week after Curiosity celebrated its first Martian year in Gale Crater and we have yet another milestone anniversary in¬Solar System exploration: as of 10:48 p. m. EDT tonight¬Cassini will have¬been in orbit around Saturn for a full decade! “There are times when human language is inadequate, when emotions choke the mind, when the magnitude […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Friday
Jun 27 2014
16:40 UTC

Soccer Mania Stretches From Brazil to Mercury?

... agency's MESSENGER spacecraft has spotted what appears to be a giant soccer ball on the scorched surface of the planet closest to the sun. While it may have the familiar pattern of a football, it…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

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