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By Susie Murph on July 10, 2018 in

From July 14 to 22, the world’s leading experts in space science will gather in Pasadena, informally known as the City of Astronomy, for the 42nd assembly of the Committee on Space Research, or COSPAR. Caltech is hosting the meeting, with the support of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managed by Caltech for NASA. […]

By mrichardson on September 27, 2017 in

This is a post from Matthew Richardson, our CosmoQuest Science Team post-doc. On August 19-20, 2017, the weekend of the Great American Eclipse, Nashville had it’s own festival at the Adventure Science Center. The Music City Solar Eclipse Festival gave the public a great opportunity free-of-charge to learn more about the eclipse and science before […]

By Susie Murph on November 21, 2016 in

Ever since the MESSENGER probe arrived at Mercury, we have learned some new and interesting things about the planet that appears to live a hellish existence closest to our Sun. For example, the NASA spacecraft images revealed previously undetected landforms that appear to be geologically young. The presence of these features have led scientists to […]

By StarStryder on September 15, 2013 in

Earlier today we received a warning from Amazon that our site would be taken down in the next 24 hours if we didn’t respond to a copyright infringement accusation within 24 hours. The claim was made by the site AFRICAGEMS.COM, and they claimed that this forum post infringed on their DMCA rights. In this post, the […]

By astroswanny on February 19, 2013 in

A couple of times a year the Moon travels across in front of the planet Jupiter. This occurs as the plane of the solar system is roughly in line with the orbit of our moon but each planet and moon has its own little wobble or slight inclination to the plane and every now and then there is a noteworthy conjunction.