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Artist's concept of Rosetta spacecraft
Blogs | Jul 22, 2014

What to expect as Rosetta spacecraft approaches its comet

This is exciting! The first-ever rendezvous/landing on a comet. What to expect in the coming weeks as Rosetta draws alongside Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

July 10, 2014 moon via Joe Randall
Blogs | Jul 12, 2014

Discern a supermoon’s large size with the eye? An observer says yes

There’s a supermoon this weekend, and many will tell you that you can’t discern its extra large size with just your eye. Daniel Fischer in Königswinter, Germany says that’s not true.

Pillars of Creation 1995, via Hubble
Blogs | Photos | Jul 08, 2014

The awesome beauty of M16, the Eagle Nebula

Here is the famous Pillars of Creation photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It’s one of the features within the Eagle Nebula.

Geminid meteor in 2012 by Henry Shaw.
Blogs | Photos | May 05, 2014

How to shoot photos of meteors, or shooting stars

Want to try to capture a meteor on film? The first step is planning. The next step is to gather your equipment. Then on to the capture process itself.

Lunar eclipse via Classical Astronomy.
Blogs | Apr 13, 2014

A Christian astronomer talks about Blood Moons

Some books say the upcoming series of eclipses is a harbinger of dire events. Jay Ryan, astronomer and Christian, explains why he’s not persuaded that “Blood Moons” are a sign of apocalypse.

Misao Okawa via Guinness World Records
Blogs | Mar 05, 2014

Who will live to be over 100?

Centenarians like world’s oldest person Misao Okawa, who is 116 on March 5, epitomize our fears about growing old, says aging researcher Avi Roy

C. elegans via < href='http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Enlarged_c_elegans.jpg' target=_blank>Wikimedia Commons
Blogs | Feb 25, 2014

Are lifespans predictable at an early age?

A study suggested that oxidative stress levels in worms during early life can reveal how long the worms will live. But humans are not worms.

northern-lights-3-cp
FAQs | Jan 02, 2014

Will I see the northern lights tonight?

Answers to commonly asked questions about seeing one of nature’s wonders: the aurora borealis or northern lights.

View larger. | Image via Flickr user jronaldlee.
Dec 02, 2013

Do unemployed people age faster?

“What we really need – to learn to slow or stop the aging process – is how to reduce or repair the damage done by stress.” – Avi Roy and Anders Sandberg

Northern lights, desaturated, by Mike Taylor Photography
Blogs | Photos | Nov 19, 2013

Will you see colors in an aurora?

If you live below about 50 degrees N. latitude, where any aurora you see might be low on the horizon, you are less likely to see colors in the northern lights.