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Hundreds of events – films, concerts, panels with engineers, scientists and astronauts – about asteroids and how to protect our planet from asteroid impacts.
On June 30, 1908, an explosion over Siberia killed reindeer and flattened trees. But no crater was ever found. It may have been a small asteroid.
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Juno spacecraft on approach to Jupiter! The craft will arrive at Jupiter on July 4, first spacecraft to orbit the giant planet since Galileo (1995-2003).
2016 will be a great year for watching meteors in late July and early August. A dark sky is best … peak time is late night to dawn.
Just days before the Juno spacecraft’s arrival at Jupiter on July 4, astronomers unveiled these VLT images of Jupiter in the infrared.
It was the first meteorite in the Egyptian record. Years after the event, scientists concluded through various tests that it came all the way from Mars.
Scientists aboard an aircraft caught the impressive streak and final breakup of the Orbital ATK Cygnus supply ship, as it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on June 22.
Voyager 2 in 1989 – and Hubble Space Telescope in 1994 – saw similar features. But this dark spot, or vortex, is the first seen on Neptune in the 21st century.
Moonset at 5 different points on the horizon, at 5 different moon phases, from a young moon to the June 20 full moon at Zimbabwe’s winter solstice.
Apparently we can, and you can view details in this video from a talk given at Mars One’s recent private event in Amsterdam.
A panoramic view from the Mars rover Opportunity. Wow! This video will take you to another world …
Imagine seeing 2 suns in your sky. Like the fictional planet Tatooine in Star Wars, some planets do orbit 2 stars. Kepler-164 is the largest yet discovered.
See the Mars rover Curiosity, nestled on Mars’ surface? The sharp-eyed HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught the view from space.
“That you could have vast liquid water ocean habitats so far from the sun on Pluto – and on other Kuiper belt objects as well – is absolutely incredible.”
Planet K2-33b resides in a solar system in the process of being born. In human terms, if Earth were 45 years old, this planet would be just a few weeks old.
Juno will fly closer to Jupiter than any spacecraft yet, into the harshest radiation environment in the solar system.
Hot Jupiters have masses like our Jupiter, but orbit their stars closely. They often have cloud or haze layers, which, a new study says, may hide atmospheric water.
Astronomers have raised $100,000 via Kickstarter to observe KIC 8462852, or Tabby’s Star, sometimes called the most mysterious star in the universe.
Asteroid 2016 HO3 is Earth’s nearby companion in space. It’s not a second moon, but it has an orbit so similar to ours that it’ll remain nearby for hundreds of years.
After this, Mars will get fainter
Known asteroids near Earth today