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18

Jul

Where’s the moon? Lunar sights of the late-night skyThe moon is rising nearly an hour later each night, making it difficult for folks to catch a glimpse.

Where’s the moon? Lunar sights of the late-night sky
The moon is rising nearly an hour later each night, making it difficult for folks to catch a glimpse.

16

Jul

Searching for alien life in the universe? Don’t look for E.T. just yetIt’s more likely we’ll discover single-celled microbes than other forms of alien life, but even this discovery would raise the chances for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.

Searching for alien life in the universe? Don’t look for E.T. just yet
It’s more likely we’ll discover single-celled microbes than other forms of alien life, but even this discovery would raise the chances for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.

14

Jul

How much would it cost to live on the moon?It’s been 45 years since humans walked on the moon. How long will it be until we are living there? Maybe quite a while at these prices.

How much would it cost to live on the moon?
It’s been 45 years since humans walked on the moon. How long will it be until we are living there? Maybe quite a while at these prices.

11

Jul

Violent star explosion reveals origins of space dustGrains of cosmic dust interfere with scientific measurements, sometimes making it difficult for researchers to be accurate in their models of the universe.

Violent star explosion reveals origins of space dust
Grains of cosmic dust interfere with scientific measurements, sometimes making it difficult for researchers to be accurate in their models of the universe.

07

Jul

Spot the 3 largest constellations in the night skyIt’s fun spotting constellations, but some professional astronomers think of the constellations as nothing more than foolish old figures and would prefer that they be removed from almanacs.

Spot the 3 largest constellations in the night sky
It’s fun spotting constellations, but some professional astronomers think of the constellations as nothing more than foolish old figures and would prefer that they be removed from almanacs.

03

Jul

Salt on Mars may turn ice into liquid waterThe Earth-side studies are not a guarantee of life on Mars, but the researchers point out that microbes have been found in salty waters on Earth.

Salt on Mars may turn ice into liquid water
The Earth-side studies are not a guarantee of life on Mars, but the researchers point out that microbes have been found in salty waters on Earth.

02

Jul

See Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus in July’s night skyThese celestial sights can be spotted with telescopes, binoculars and even the unaided eye.

See Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus in July’s night sky
These celestial sights can be spotted with telescopes, binoculars and even the unaided eye.

NASA launches satellite to monitor Earth’s carbon dioxide levelsThe satellite will use a grading spectrometer to measure CO2 levels in the same swathe of Earth once every 16 days to track changes.

NASA launches satellite to monitor Earth’s carbon dioxide levels
The satellite will use a grading spectrometer to measure CO2 levels in the same swathe of Earth once every 16 days to track changes.

30

Jun

Ancient asteroid destroyer finally found, and it’s a new kind of meteoriteThe strange meteorite found in Sweden resembles winonaites, a rare group of meteorites on Earth.

Ancient asteroid destroyer finally found, and it’s a new kind of meteorite
The strange meteorite found in Sweden resembles winonaites, a rare group of meteorites on Earth.

NASA launches ‘flying saucer’ in Hawaii to test Mars landing techAfter nearly a month’s delay, the test for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hit a snag when the parachute didn’t deploy correctly.

NASA launches ‘flying saucer’ in Hawaii to test Mars landing tech
After nearly a month’s delay, the test for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hit a snag when the parachute didn’t deploy correctly.