Don Your Spacesuit, We’re Going For A Ride

Earth is just so … limited. With so many other places to visit in the solar system, why restrict yourself to one planet? You’ve probably used Google Maps at one time or another to get directions to a restaurant or dog groomer. Now Google offers the same tool for getting around the solar system. With it, you can…
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Make A Date With The Moon Tonight

The moon’s one of the best ways to get into astronomy. It’s bright, easy to find and doesn’t take any equipment other than your eyes to appreciate. That’s why the moon-lovers at NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, along with help from other NASA agencies and hundreds of astronomy groups, sponsor an International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) each year.…
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Did An Interstellar Comet Just Fly By Earth?

Every comet we’ve ever known has originated within our solar system either in the distant realm beyond Neptune called the Kuiper Belt or even further, in the great comet repository of the Oort Cloud. Astronomers have never seen an interstellar comet or asteroid, one arriving here after being kicked out by another star. That may…
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Watch For The Aurora Tuesday Night Oct. 24

What goes around comes around especially when it comes to the sun. Space weather experts predict a moderate G2 geomagnetic storm to erupt late tomorrow (Oct. 24th) afternoon and continue past midnight. The blast of high-speed particles from the sun marks at least the second go-round of a big coronal hole that served up several nights of…
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Halley’s Comet Tosses Out Tootsie Rolls This Weekend

Old Halley’s Comet won’t be around till 2061 but that won’t stop it from sending a few snappy meteors our way this weekend. The annual Orionid meteor shower peaks on Sunday morning, Oct. 22nd between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. local time. You can expect to see about 25 meteors an hour shoot…
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