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Two Cool Things: Videos of Apollo 11 Commemoration Events

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 model rockets at the exact moment Apollo 11 lifted off […]

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Can America Regain the Ability to Think Big?

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 extraordinary challenge. Our strength as well as our […]

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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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