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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 November 7, 2014 in

Looking for something to do this weekend and like space? Come on out to the Gateway to Space conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel downtown. There will be a full lineup of speakers on all aspects of space exploration, from robots to humans, and I’ll be there sharing CosmoQuest citizen science in Sunday. Check out […]

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Welcome to another round of the Carnival of Space! This is week 379, so settle in for a round-up of this week’s space science and astronomy news. We are of course, all anxiously awaiting the landing of Philae from the Rosetta spacecraft this coming Wednesday. In preparation, on Friday (Oct. 31), the European Rosetta mission […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on October 31, 2014 in

Citizen scientists around the world contribute to all kinds of research projects. here at CosmoQuest, you are mapping the surfaces of the Moon, Vesta, and Mercury. Some projects, however, explore a little closer to home, our own planet Earth. These observations are becoming more and more important for tracking species, climate change, water quality, and […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on October 30, 2014 in

On the heels of a natural crater recently discovered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a human-made crater was also imaged this week. LADEE, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, spent several months studying the exosphere, or thin, tenuous atmosphere, around the Moon. LADEE searched for, and did not find, high altitude dust that had […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on October 29, 2014 in

The Moon is covered in craters, and it’s so hard to count them all, as you well know! It probably doesn’t help that there are new craters being formed all the time, as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s constant monitoring reminds us. Another new crater was found by comparing images from before a “flash” event detected on […]