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Nicole Gugliucci is a Ph.D astronomer and works with the fabulous project known as CosmoQuest.

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By Nicole Gugliucci on December 9, 2014 in

In this series of posts, we’ll be breaking down the first MoonMappers paper by Robbins et al. showcasing YOUR work.  Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 We’ve been exploring the results of the first big MoonMappers study with a series of blog posts that break down the science. First we discussed why we care […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on December 8, 2014 in

What’s the difference between real science, where you map surface features and measure craters and help do planetary science, and what passes for science on television these days? Well, for one, no anacondas were harmed in the making of CosmoQuest. No animals at all! In fact I can state for a fact that the pets of […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on December 1, 2014 in

The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars. – Carl Sagan Feast your eyes and ears on this lovely short sci-fi film, narrated with the words of Carl Sagan: We let you explore other worlds remotely using robotic spacecraft here at CosmoQuest. But I suspect […]

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We’ve just finished up a holiday weekend here in the States. Have you taken a vacation from space news, too? Well catch up with the Carnival of Space! Week 380 is hosted by Stefan Lamoureux at Links Through Space. Read on for stories of: a black hole neutrino factory, the reasons behind the color of Jupiter’s […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on November 8, 2014 in

Vesta is, in so many ways, the weirdest world that you are mapping here on CosmoQuest. It’s small enough to be non-spherical and is covered in the scars of its many impacts. The largest impact basins on its southern pole are records of some of the most defining moments in Vesta’s history. They are even […]