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Asteroid Will Barely Miss Earth on May 15, 2018 Predicts NASA
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, discovery, habitat, history, humans, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, scientists, space, study, technology, world )

Caree
- 5 days ago - miamiherald.com
An asteroid the size of a football field will have a close brush with Earth on Tuesday. On May 8, astronomers spotted the asteroid and gave it a new name before realizing it was 2010 WC9. The flyby, expected to happen at 3:05 p.m. Pacific time
From Space.Com: Pluto Planet Debate Flares Up Again
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Pluto, Planet, Debate, ancient, discovery, history, humans, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, scientists, world )

Fiona
- 7 days ago - space.com
The long-simmering argument about Pluto's planethood has just flared up again. For more than 75 years after its 1930 discovery, Pluto was regarded as our solar system's ninth planet âEUR" a distant and frigid oddball
For Mars, NASA Is Thinking Nuclear - D-Brief
Science & Tech  (tags: space, nasa, energy )

Glenn
- 21 days ago - blogs.discovermagazine.com
The Kilopower device is a combination nuclear reactor and engine.
Meteorite Diamonds May Reveal a Lost Planet From Our Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, discovery, history, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, scientists, space, study, tech, world )

Caree
- 27 days ago - nytimes.com
In 2008, chunks of space rock crashed in the deserts of Sudan. Diamonds discovered inside one of the recovered meteorites may have come from a destroyed planet that orbited our sun billions of years ago
Utah, USA: Rainbow Bridge National Monument Designated As An International Dark Sky Sanctuary
Science & Tech  (tags: Utah, USA, Dark Sky Sanctuary, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Light Pollution Astronomy, Star Gazing, Arid, Dark, Desert, astronomy, discovery, environment, history, humans, internet, nasa, news, science, scientists, world )

Fiona
- 28 days ago - desertusa.com
April 19: Rainbow Bridge National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are excited to announce the designation of Rainbow Bridge National Monument as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary.
Tell Congress to Support Space Science and Exploration
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, space exploration, government budget, petitions )

Freya
- 38 days ago - secure.planetary.org
The 2019 Budget Request has been released, containing unnecessary cuts to NASA's science and education programs. Write Congress and tell them that you support investments into the space program.
Space.Com: Powerful Solar Wind From Hole In The Sun Pumps Up Auroras
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar Wind, Hole In Sun, Auroras, Communications, Disruption, NASA, astronomy, computer, discovery, habitat, health, history, humans, interesting, investigation, research, science, scientists, study, world )

Fiona
- 38 days ago - space.com
A massive "hole" on the surface of the sun has unleashed a strong solar wind that scientists say may amp up the northern lights in some areas of the U.S. and could disrupt satellite communications over the next few days.
From Space.Com: What Are The Next Big Pieces Of Space Junk To Fall To Earth
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Fiona
- 46 days ago - space.com
Not all space junk is orbiting in a circular path, though. Almost on the same day as the PSLV is expected to re-enter, part of a half-ton (440 kg) European rocket, an Ariane 5, will be heading for Earth,
Blue Moon, March 31, 2018, Last Blue Moon Until 2020
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science dot com, March 31, 2018, Blue Moon, humans, interesting, nasa, science, scientists, world )

Fiona
- 49 days ago - space.com
Skywatchers take note: The last Blue Moon of 2018 is just around the corner. If you miss it, you'll have to wait to 2020 for the next one. This Blue Moon âEUR" the name given to the second full moon to occur in a single calendar month âEUR" rises today
From Space.Com: US National Park Service Rangers Have Skywatching Training
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, McDonald Observatory Planet Search, computer, concept, discovery, habitat, history, humans, interesting, investigation, nasa, news, research, science, scientists )

Fiona
- 57 days ago - space.com
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has partnered with the McDonald Observatory to create training programs for park rangers and improve skywatching events. The observatory is run by the University of Texas at Austin.
Google' Doodle Celebrates Mexican Astronomer Guillermo Haro.
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, astronamer Guillermo Haro, March 21, 105 years old, history, humans, nasa, news, science, scientists, space, study, world )

Fiona
- 58 days ago - space.com
Google's latest homepage Doodle celebrates Guillermo Haro, a Mexican astronomer who in 1959 became the first Mexican elected to the Royal Astronomical Society. March 21 would have been his 105th birthday.
From Live Science: Did Prehistoric Astronomers Build Stonehenge?
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, ancient, prehistoric, concept, discovery, history, humans, interesting, investigation, nasa, news, research, science, scientists, study, world )

Fiona
- 60 days ago - livescience.com
In 1964, the late astronomer Gerald Hawkins developed an intricate method to use pit holes and markers to predict eclipses at Stonehenge. However, this does not mean that this is how Stonehenge was intended to be used.
From Space.Com: Mysterious Milky Way Signal Comes From Ancient Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: Astonomy, Dark Matter, Milky Way, Gamma Rays, discovery, humans, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, space, world )

Fiona
- 61 days ago - space.com
A mysterious cosmic signal radiating from the center of our Milky Way galaxy is actually triggered by ancient stars, rather than dark matter, according to a new study. There is a mysterious abundance of high-energy gamma-rays at the Milky Way's core.
How Stephen Hawking Transformed Our Understanding Of Black Holes
Science & Tech  (tags: Stephen Hawking, Black Holes, Einstein's Theory of Relativity, astronomy, discovery, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, scientists, space, study, world )

Fiona
- 64 days ago - space.com
There's a lot we still don't know about black holes, but these light-gobbling behemoths would be even more mysterious if Stephen Hawking hadn't plumbed their inky depths. Hawking improved some of Einstein's math to do so.
From Space.Com: Particle Zoo
Science & Tech  (tags: Astrophysics, Physics, astronomy, computers, concept, discovery, history, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, scientists, space, world )

Fiona
- 70 days ago - space.com
At the subatomic level, the true variety and splendor of nature is on full display, with a dizzying array of particles, forces and fields all whizzing and whirring about, governed by nearly-inscrutable laws of physics.
 

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