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This week in Space

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 | […]

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We are CosmoQuest (this includes you!)

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 […]

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Early Results from January 22, 2012

Moon Mappers to Be Presented at Major Planetary Science Conference

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 […]

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This Week in Space

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 […]

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How Many Craters Are On the Moon?

By on February 7, 2012 in

Pamela Gay recently asked me, “How many craters are there on the moon?” It was an interesting question and I don’t think I made her job easier with my initial answer that effectively was, “Depends on what you mean.”

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