Stories about Cosmos

August 9, 2019

One Cool Thing: Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower

Early next week the Perseid meteor showers will hit their peak. According to the American Meteor Society, this year, the peak of the highly anticipated meteor shower falls on the night of Monday, Aug. 12, into the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 13. As...

July 22, 2019

Two Cool Things: Videos of Apollo 11 Commemoration Events

We are still feeling the warm afterglow of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and thought both these videos captured its essence well.  The one above is from Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama which successfully launched nearly 5,000...

July 19, 2019

Can America Regain the Ability to Think Big?

By Miro Korenha, founder and publisher of Our Daily Planet In 1961 President Kennedy announced before a joint session of Congress the audacious goal of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade. He stated, “These are extraordinary times and we face an...

July 18, 2019

One Cool Thing: Going to the Moons

You don’t have to be an astronaut to go to the moon!  National Geographic has created a really cool interactive Atlas of the Moons — ALL of the moons in our solar system.  Earth is the only planet in our solar system with just one moon — and you can...

July 16, 2019

One Cool Thing: Giant Full Moons Are All In Your Head

When tonight’s full moon makes its debut (as well as a lunar eclipse for just about everyone in the world except for North America) it will appear unusually large. However this moon illusion is all in your head as Mother Nature Network explained, “the moon...

July 9, 2019

The Space Graveyard You Never Knew About

By Miro Korenha and Alexandra Patel Point Nemo, standing for no one, lies 4,000 meters below the ocean’s surface and it’s the spot where hundreds of fallen spacecraft lie in the “space graveyard”. Located between Australia and South America, this area is...

July 3, 2019

One Cool Thing: July’s Night Skies

After the fireworks are over, you can’t miss out on nature’s night sky display this July. From incredible opportunities to see Saturn and eclipses galore, check out NatGeo’s roundup of July’s top stargazing events.

July 2, 2019

NASA’s New Mission Headed to Saturn

As the Verge explained, “a new mission involving a drone-like lander will explore the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. The mission — called Dragonfly — received a coveted funding slot from NASA’s New Frontiers program, which funds ambitious missions to explore...

June 26, 2019

Space X Falcon Heavy Successfully Launches With Huge Payload

by Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina Overnight on Tuesday, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy Rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with loud sonic booms and managed to successfully land two of its launch vehicles on landing...

June 3, 2019

One Cool Thing: Must-See Stargazing in June

Make sure you pencil in some stargazing into your summer plans as this time of year brings some incredible celestial events. The new moon is tonight which means the sky is extra dark to find June’s constellations, and later this week don’t miss the...