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New Girl Scout Space Science Badges Coming at end of 2018 – and YOU can help!

Amateur Astronomers: Get Ready for Brand New Space Science Badges for Girl Scouts! The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), as part of a team led by the SETI Institute that includes Girl Scouts of Northern California, Girl Scouts of the USA, University of Arizona, and Aries Scientific at Goddard Space Flight Center, are creating […]

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An artist’s conception of a major impact event, with the early Earth as the target body.  Such massive impacts no longer occur, but plenty of small ones do.. Image Credit: Don Davis (work commissioned by NASA)

CQ Science – Post 1: Impact Events

Several of the mapping tasks here at CQ include marking the size and position of impact craters. Why is this so important, and how does so much science come out of these measurements? We’ll answer these questions in a series of posts about impact craters, starting here with Impact Events. Impact craters are the scars […]

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Saturn, CC Chris Isherwood on Flickr

Go Out and Look Up

The Solar System is putting on quite a show for sky-gazers all over the world this time of year. As the temperature become more mild in either hemisphere, take a moment to go outside and look at what the sky has to offer. Three bright planets are available in the evening sky, and it’s early […]

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X-ray: NASA/CXC/Morehead State Univ/T.Pannuti et al.; Optical: DSS; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Radio: NRAO/VLA/Argentinian Institute of Radioastronomy/G.Dubner

Carnival of Space #350

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 […]

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