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11 images capturing the incredible vastness of space

#6 — Even a single comet is pretty darn big

This is the comet 67P/C-G — which the Philae probe landed on in November 2014 — superimposed on Los Angeles. 45 more words


Introducing Gal Sarid

Gal Sarid has recently joined the Florida Space Institute, at the University of Central Florida, as an associate scientist in planetary sciences (late 2014). Before moving to the Sunshine State he spent some time as a postdoctoral research associate in the Aloha State (Institute for Astronomy and NASA Astrobiology Institute at the University of Hawaii Manoa) and The People’s Republic of Cambridge (Earth & Planetary Sciences department at Harvard). 134 more words

Planetary Science

Best viewing of Lyrid meteor shower next week

Skywatchers will have the chance next week to see the first obvious meteor shower of the year as the Lyrids reach peak visibility.

The show will take place on the night of April 22 and early in the morning on April 23. 214 more words



“This most beautiful system of the sun,planets and comets,could only proceed from the council and dominion of an intelligent and a powerful Being.”-Isaac Newton.

Radiant Meteor Shower With Chance For 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Happening Now

(CBS SF) — An April meteor shower known for uncommon surges of up 100 shooting stars per hour is on tap for the next few days. 336 more words


Now For Something Entirely Different

VOX.com has a page with “40 maps that explain the universe”. Photos and drawing plus text are there for your review. Some of the illustrations are really eye catching. 104 more words

Solar Activity

Asteroids Comets and Meteors

Many people lump asteroids, meteors, and comets with each other and also think about that the terms are interchangeable. However that is a little a mistaken belief. 315 more words