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This weekend: Blue Moon to coincide with Mars opposition
This weekend: Blue Moon to coincide with Mars opposition
May 21, 2016; 2:15 PM
Mars will be as bright in the night sky as it has in two years this weekend! Also we have the full moon, which also happens to be a blue moon. Check out the sky cover forecast here!
NASA announces discovery of over 1,200 planets by Kepler Space Telescope
NASA announces discovery of over 1,200 planets by Kepler Space Telescope
May 10, 2016; 1:59 PM
On Tuesday, NASA held a news conference where they announced that their Kepler Space Telescope discovered 1,284 new planets orbiting stars light years away from Earth.
PHOTOS: Mother's Day aurora glows over Canada, northern US
PHOTOS: Mother's Day aurora glows over Canada, northern US
May 08, 2016; 7:30 PM
A surprisingly strong solar storm sparked the aurora over parts of Canada and the northern United States during the pre-dawn hours of Mother’s Day.
Mercury Transit of the Sun on Monday
Mercury Transit of the Sun on Monday
May 08, 2016; 1:23 AM
Mercury passes in front of the sun as seen from Earth on Monday for the first time in 10 years! Most of the transit will be visible across North and South America, as well as Europe and Africa.
Eta Aquarids from Halley's Comet Peak Friday
Eta Aquarids from Halley's Comet Peak Friday
May 05, 2016; 4:01 PM
The Eta Aquarids meteor shower peaks tomorrow morning. But, Aquarid meteors will be visible each of the next several nights, especially with the moon being a non-factor. This shower favors the Southern Hemisphere. But, the U.S. and Europe can still expect 10-30 meteors per hour early Friday morning.
PHOTOS: The Hubble Space Telescope turns 26
PHOTOS: The Hubble Space Telescope turns 26
April 24, 2016; 4:43 PM
The Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit 26 years ago today and has taken thousands of breathtaking pictures of our universe.
China's plan for their own space station; future of the ISS
China's plan for their own space station; future of the ISS
April 23, 2016; 12:40 PM
On Thursday, China announced that they will launch the 'core module' of their upcoming space station around 2018 with completion of the station expected around 2022.
Lyrid meteor shower battles full moon predawn Friday
Lyrid meteor shower battles full moon predawn Friday
April 21, 2016; 11:45 AM
The first major meteor shower in three months peaks predawn Friday. It will be visible across the Northern Hemisphere. The full moon will wash out some meteors. But, check out some tips of how to deal with the moon and see a few meteors Friday.
Keep an Eye to the Sky this Weekend
Keep an Eye to the Sky this Weekend
April 15, 2016; 4:00 PM
There is a lot to see in the night sky over the next few nights. The ISS makes a pass right over the Northeast U.S. Saturday night. Everyone will be able to see the conjunction of the moon and Jupiter Sunday night. The first major meteor shower in months, the Lyrids, peaks next week.
RECAP: Historic SpaceX launch, tour of the Kennedy Space Center
RECAP: Historic SpaceX launch, tour of the Kennedy Space Center
April 11, 2016; 11:19 AM
A photo recap story of last week's SpaceX launch and my trip to the Kennedy Space Center.

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