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October 27, 2015


Vesta asteroid through telescope


Though unremarkable in size, the asteroid Vesta has an inner glow sure to catch your eye.

March 6, 2015


vintage illustration of rocket on moon

Rifts on the Moon

The man in the moon's face was actively formed by hot lava and other geological forces.

February 20, 2015


moon's surface with craters

The Youngest Crater

Most of the moon's craters were formed by asteroid crash landings millions or billions of years ago, but more recent collisions are also making their mark.

January 9, 2015


a near-Earth asteroid, called Bennu

What’s That in the Sky?

Falling sky debris doesn't pose any real threat. But in the nuclear age, asteroids could trigger war sirens.

November 13, 2014


asteroid flying close to Earth

Giant Asteroid Headed Towards Earth!*

*Beware of alarmist headlines. The odds are slim when it comes to giant Earth-bound asteroids.

May 20, 2014


Image of zodiacal light in the night sky

Ashes To Ashes, Stardust To Stardust

The secret to the origins of life on Earth could be in the dust that's leftover after solar systems form.

February 4, 2014


Arieal photo of Arizona's Meteor Crater

Mapping (Potentially) Killer Asteroids

There are a million space rocks nearby. Astronomers have only mapped about 9,700 of them.

January 31, 2014


Computer generated image of a Mars rover

Deep Space Rodeo!

In order to reach Mars, our astronauts may have to stop by a lassoed astroid first.

November 7, 2012


Comet Hale Bop

What Is The Difference Between Comets And Asteroids?

You've heard about comets and asteroids in space. What is the different?

May 2, 2012


stars moving around the pole

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

If you've ever glanced skyward, you've probably noticed the sheer numbers of stars. Some are tiny, barely visible points. Others radiate strong white light.

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