Stardust Found In A Meteorite Illuminates The Sun’s Birth Story

Wonder where all the stuff that made the solar system came from? Trees, rocks, clouds, air … even your dog. They all started as gases formed shortly after the Big Bang, combined with dust blown into space by later generations of stars. The solar system coalesced 4.6 billion years ago from within a denser clot…
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Mars Makes A Move On Its Rival Antares

I like to think I know my way around the sky, but the other morning I was lost. Just for a moment. I had to get up early to speak at an event. Fortunately, the sky was clear so I took in a 360 of the spring stars while loading the car in the subzero…
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January’s Full Wolf Moon Dabbles In The Dark Arts

It’s always a good night when I hear the wolves howl. The sound enhances the wild, ancient quality of the night sky, the grandest wilderness of them all. Wolves, which howl more frequently during the wintertime breeding season, give their name to January’s Full Wolf Moon, which occurs Friday, Jan. 10.   That night, the moon…
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Amazing Comet Video Makes You Wonder What’s In That Glass Of Water

Christian Stangl and composer Wolfgang Stangl From 2014 to 2016, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft stayed close to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, collecting scientific data, sending a probe to its surface, and capturing some 400,000 photographs of the comet. Motion designer Christian Stangl and composer Wolfgang Stangl worked together to create the video using many of these images, a complete…
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60 New Starlink Satellites To Launch Monday Night Jan. 6

Starlink satellite “train” captured on video at dusk on May 26, 2019 Whether or not you like the idea of launching 12,000 Starlink satellites into orbit to provide worldwide Internet service, you’re probably curious what they look like. Tonight (Jan. 6) at 8:19 p.m. CST, SpaceX will launch its third flight of 60 Starlink satellites…
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