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By on February 20, 2012 in

After about a month, this weekend we passed the 100,000 craters marked point, so it seemed like a good time to give you an updated picture of what, well, the picture looks like. The images that you have been doing have not quite been randomly selected — we’ve put emphasis on a specific image strip […]

By on February 18, 2012 in

Each week we bring you moments in history, upcoming events, and different way you can engage in doing astronomy. Special Announcement: The New Horizons’s mission is working to get signatures on a petition to create a stamp dedicated to the missions 2015 visit to Pluto. You can sign it by visiting change.org. History Highlights | […]

By on February 15, 2012 in

The question I get asked most often is “Why do you do astronomy?” There is usually confusion in their voice that comes from some combo of not expecting the 30-something female next to them to be a scientist, and just not knowing how someone ends up transforming a 5-year old’s interest in space into a […]

By on February 13, 2012 in

Every year for the past forty-two years, the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) has taken place near Houston, TX (USA). It has become the premier and main planetary science conference, at least in the USA, and has grown over the years to thousands of participants submitting nearly 2,000 abstracts to be presented as either […]

By on February 11, 2012 in

Each week we’re going to try and moments in history, upcoming events, and different way you can engage in doing astronomy. Special Announcement: The New Horizons’s mission is working to get signatures on a petition to create a stamp dedicated to the missions 2015 visit to Pluto. You can sign it by visiting change.org. History […]