Indochinite. Credit:  	Brocken Inaglory

Hunting for Saffordites

Here is another of our Guest Blog series – planetary astronomer and CosmoQuest team member Larry Lebofsky introduces us to an interesting impact-created rock known as Saffordite. As a planetary astronomer who has had a long career studying small bodies in the Solar System— from the dwarf planets to asteroids to moons to the rings […]

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The four new, but as yet unconfirmed, exoplanets. Credit: University of British Columbia

Student Discovers 4 New Planets

Evan Gough over at Universe Today writes that recently, a student at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, has discovered four new exoplanets hidden in data from the Kepler spacecraft. Michelle Kunimoto recently graduated from UBC with a Bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy. As part of her coursework, she spent a few months […]

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Carnival of Space #461-2

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Zain Husain at the Brownspaceman.com blog. Check out this week’s sampling of space-related stories from our colleagues and friends! Click here to read Carnival of Space #462. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space, thanks to our […]

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What’s Up June 2016

Here’s your latest issue of What’s Up Tonight? Interesting Astronomy Objects this month! #KtSeery #WhatsUpTonight   Here’s your latest issue of What’s New? Your Monthly Astronomy News. #KtSeery #WhatsNew For more information on these stories: NASA’s Juno: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasas-juno-spacecraft-crosses-jupitersun-gravitational-boundary/ Mars’ Ice Age Record: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-radar-finds-ice-age-record-in-mars-polar-cap Giant Black Holes Forming Quickly: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-telescopes-find-clues-for-how-giant-black-holes-formed-so-quickly Primordial Black Holes and Dark Matter: […]

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All hail the ‘Lunar X’… Image credit: Dave Dickinson.

Citizen Science Fun: Looking for Letters on the Moon!

Recently, Universe Today shared an article about searching for Lunar Letters. Author and experienced sky-watcher David Dickinson described a popular pastime among moon observers – looking for formations that look like letters or other objects on the surface of the moon. Throughout history, cultures have described many kinds of formations, including the Jade Rabbit of […]

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Carnival of Space #461

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at NextBigFuture. Check out this week’s sampling of space-related stories from our colleagues and friends! Click here to read Carnival of Space #461. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space, thanks to our friends at […]

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