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Hurray! Voyager 1 has phoned home with engineering updates

Now Voyager 1 has begun sending an intelligible signal - with engineering updates - back to Earth again. Scientists hope they can prompt the craft to resume sending science data.

Meteors in moonlight: 6 tips for 2024’s Lyrids

Meteors in moonlight. It's not optimal, but it happens! Here's how to minimize the moon and optimize the Lyrid meteor shower in 2024.

Earth images from space: 10 incredible photos of our planet

Happy Earth Day tomorrow! As a celebration of Earth, enjoy these photos, a collection of the 10 best Earth images from space. What are your favorites?

Spring meteor showers are here: Top 10 tips for watching

Meteor showers are unpredictable but nothing beats them for a fun and relaxing time under the stars. Here's 10 tips to maximize your meteor viewing time.

Reforestation in US East helped keep it cool

According to new research, reforestation in the eastern U.S. helped counter rising temperatures in the 20th century. Learn more here.

Death Valley is in bloom, temporary lake still there

The heavy rains in Death Valley National Park over the past 6 months created a temporary lake and now a profusion of wildflowers.

Total solar eclipses are due to a fantastic coincidence

Total solar eclipses are the result of a fantastic coincidence: The moon is 400 times smaller than the sun but also 400 times closer to Earth.

How the ancients explained eclipses: gods, dragons and more

Learn how some of the ancients explained eclipses, from gods and goddesses to hungry animals to the glimmers of early science.

The threat of supernovas to life on Earth

The threat of supernovas to life on Earth is due to their intense radiation. Fortunately, they'd have to be fairly close to affect Earth.
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A total solar eclipse provides engagement opportunities

A total solar eclipse touches on several disciplines of knowledge, including different cultures and their interpretations of eclipses throughout history.

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