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One Cool Thing: Going to the Moons

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 learn much more about it […]

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

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 isn’t changing sizes, and while its distance from Earth does […]

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The Space Graveyard You Never Knew About

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 unpopulated and lacking in wildlife. Since the 1970s, at least 260 spacecraft have […]

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One Cool Thing: July’s Night Skies

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.

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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 objects in our solar system.” Titan is the only moon in our solar system […]

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Space X Falcon Heavy Successfully Launches With Huge Payload

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 pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, though the third booster rocket crashed […]

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One Cool Thing: Must-See Stargazing in June

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 Arietids meteor shower. Grab a blanket and click here to check […]

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One Cool Thing: US Gets 3 New Dark Sky Parks

One Cool Thing: US Gets 3 New Dark Sky Parks

Dark sky parks are areas where the night sky is protected from artificial light pollution. They’re stunning spots to star gaze and luckily for folks living in the United States we just got 3 new parks! The International Dark-Sky Association recently designated Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Dinosaur National Monument and Tonto National […]

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Astronomers hope to get an even more detailed look at black holes

Astronomers hope to get an even more detailed look at black holes

Scientists just recently managed to take the first image of a black hole and already are gearing up to get more images with sharper resolution. The hope is to be able to test Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity and in order to achieve this, researchers are seeking to launch 2-3 satellites to orbit the Earth […]

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NASA’s carbon observatory set for liftoff despite attempts to defund the project

NASA’s carbon observatory set for liftoff despite attempts to defund the project

Despite the Trump administration’s best efforts to cut funding for NASA’ s carbon dioxide tracking instrument OCO-3, the observatory is scheduled to make its way to the Internationa Space Station (ISS) this week. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) explained that from its perch on the space station, OCO-3 will observe near-global measurements of carbon dioxide on land and sea

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One Cool Thing: How We See Earth From Space #PictureEarth

As we celebrate Earth Week, there is no better way to remember why we work so hard to conserve it, than to gaze down at our home from above.  NASA collected and published this week a video compilation of the best satellite images and data visualizations they captured over the last year. In these images, […]

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Astronaut Christina Koch aims for record-setting 328 days in space

Astronaut Christina Koch aims for record-setting 328 days in space

NASA announced on Tuesday that astronaut Christina Koch will have her mission on the International Space Station extended and will likely break the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman (currently, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson holds that record with 288 days). As Space.com explained, “Koch, who launched to the space station on March 14 […]

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