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31

Jul

Did ancient Earth get a ‘face-lift’ from asteroids?The asteroid impacts could also explain the mysterious zircon minerals.

Did ancient Earth get a ‘face-lift’ from asteroids?
The asteroid impacts could also explain the mysterious zircon minerals.

28

Jul

How to watch minor meteor showers as summer endsThe only things you’ll need to see these meteor showers are your eyes or an internet connection.

How to watch minor meteor showers as summer ends
The only things you’ll need to see these meteor showers are your eyes or an internet connection.

Russian officials unable to contact animal-carrying spaceshipThe capsule’s design allows for long-term autonomous operations without input from ground controllers, but engineers are still attempting to reestablish contact.

Russian officials unable to contact animal-carrying spaceship
The capsule’s design allows for long-term autonomous operations without input from ground controllers, but engineers are still attempting to reestablish contact.

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.