4 Ways the Hubble Telescope Helped Unravel the Mysteries of the Universe

April 25, 2018

When the Discovery space shuttle lifted-off on April 24, 1990, its payload included what has turned out to be an amazing time machine: the Hubble Space Telescope. Thanks to the Hubble telescope, humans are able to peer back billions of years in time. Hubble, which is about the size of a large school bus, has […]

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Asteroids and Us: How They’re Detected and Deflected

June 28, 2017

On June 30th, 1908, scientists believe a small asteroid exploded over Tunguska in┬áSiberia, devastating 800 square miles. The destruction was caused by an object entering the earth’s atmosphere at 9 to 19 miles a second and exploding some 6 miles above Tunguska, releasing the equivalent energy of 185 Hiroshima nuclear bombs and flattening trees in […]

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10 Must-See Astronomy Events in 2017

February 9, 2017

Look to the skies for some spectacular celestial events this year. We aren’t just talking about shooting stars, we’re talking about astrological events, from meteor showers to eclipses. Astronomy nerds won’t want to miss these!  

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