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By ktseery on August 10, 2016 in

Here’s your latest issue of What’s New? Your Monthly Astronomy News. #KtSeery #WhatsNew For more information on these stories: First Juno view of Jupiter: Exoplanet with 3 suns: Young star with large growth: Jupiter’s great red spot hot: Violent stellar merger: Mars’ Canyons and water:   Here’s your latest issue of […]

By Georgia on in

It’s that time of year again, the time when Earth zips through the dusty debris of comet Swift/Tuttle resulting in a pretty spiffy display of meteors flashing through the night sky, for those lucky enough to have both clear AND dark skies overhead. Yes, it’s time for the annual Perseid meteor shower. This year, the […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on December 12, 2014 in

For many of us in the Northern Hemisphere, winter has settled in with some very cold temperatures. But that doesn’t keep away the most avid skywatchers. The Geminid meteor shower in mid-December is often forgotten because of its cold weather timing, but its weekend timing this year makes it particularly favorable for viewing, so take […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on August 9, 2014 in

Hello, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Space. This traveling celebration of the week’s space blogs has landed here at CosmoQuest for the 366th issue. We hope you enjoy! Universe Today has some featured astronomical highlights. First, by Shannon Hall, “We’re at the comet! Yes,” exclaimed Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager Sylvain Lodiot, confirming the spacecraft’s historic […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on July 30, 2014 in

The Perseids are my favorite meteor shower for much the same reasons that it’s everyone’s favorite meteor shower: it’s a good, active shower and it happens when it’s WARM outside. I am far too much of a wuss to spend many cold, lonely hours outside in the early morning for the Leonids unless it’s predicted to […]