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By Nicole Gugliucci on April 18, 2014 in

Greetings, space-lovers! We’re happy to once again host the Carnival of Space, your weekly roundup of the space and astronomy blogosphere. We’ll start with the big exoplanet news of the week: Kepler 186f was announced with its planetary brethren as an Earth-sized planet within the “Goldilocks Zone” of its host M-dwarf star. Carolyn Collins Peterson […]

By Georgia on October 26, 2012 in

You never know what will grab a child’s attention and capture their imagination. When I was little, I remember being fascinated by a jar of bread clips in my grandmother’s kitchen. Every time we’d visit her I’d reach up to that high kitchen shelf, grab that jar and dump the clips all over the floor. […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on June 12, 2012 in

Did you ever have a particular moment in your life where you were awed by science? Maybe it was in your childhood, the first time you experienced an interesting astronomical view. Or a science fair project that was particularly insightful? A moment of realization while taking a nature walk? Yesterday, the Bad Astronomer shared his […]