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May 14, 2017

Risky Business: At Mars Conference, Experts Discuss Threats to Space Travelers

Space will never be a risk-free environment, but there are ways to reduce the risk for crew who travel on future deep-space missions, experts noted at […]
May 4, 2015

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Uranus

So – You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Hello again. Last time, we looked at the fun, larger moons of Saturn. As promised, this time around we’ll […]
April 30, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Uranus

Hi everyone. As you know, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Neptune. This time, I thought it would […]
April 3, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Neptune

Hello again. If you remember, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Jupiter. This time, I thought it would […]
October 21, 2013

How Voyager Became A Grand Tour

A few weeks ago, NASA announced that Voyager 1 has become history’s first interstellar spacecraft. More than 11 billion miles from the Earth and 35 years […]
October 9, 2013

Neptune's Lost Moon Naiad Swims Back Into View

Object: Neptune’s tiny moon, Naiad Size: 100 kilometres across Favourite game: Hide and seek Neptune’s moon Naiad is a coy sprite. The small moon kept close […]
September 25, 2013

Who’s Out There—Floaters Around the Gas Giants?

Were Carl Sagan and Edwin Salpeter right? In 1976 they suggested that the warm layers of Jupiter’s hydrogen/helium outer layers of gas could be home to […]
August 20, 2013

This date in science: NASA launched Voyager 2 space probe

August 20, 1977. NASA launched the phenomenal Voyager 2 space probe to the outer solar system on this date in 1977. They launched it some weeks before […]