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Child of the Stars

Have you ever looked at the sky at night?
It’s easy to feel belittled by all those points of light,
Since you are but a speck in a vast stadium of stars. 117 more words

Space Sunday: water, rockets, telescopes

NASA have been teasing the press and pundits with news that they have a “surprising” announcement to make about Europa, one of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons (so-called as they were first recorded by Galileo Galilei). 2,385 more words

Space Sunday

on Cassini's Final Year

On September 15, 2017, Cassini will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere and be destroyed. It will be a sad day for science, but it’s one that we’ve known would be coming for a long time, and it’s decidedly not an accident. 742 more words


Pegasus - 6 words

Equus on the eastern horizon tonight.

A cool, clear night on the East Coast with a sky full of stars to call you outside. Light millions, billions of years old. 10 more words



on this earth you look up, eyes wide at meteors falling in showers from the skies. it is brilliant, it is magical, it is everything you ever imagined it to be and so much more. 127 more words


Sunday Reads From Pens To Ink To Puppies

Who can resist puppies?


Pluto's 'heart' sheds light on possible buried ocean

Pluto’s Heart. Pluto’s famous “heart,” half of which was created by an ancient impact, offers clues about a possible subsurface ocean.


A giant asteroid impact in the dwarf planet’s past offers new insights into the possibility of an ocean beneath its surface. 127 more words