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5 ways families can enjoy astronomy during the pandemic

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Four astronomical discoveries from ancient Greece

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From the pyramids to Stonehenge – were prehistoric people astronomers?

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QuizMe: Mars Exploration

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Recently discovered Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3)  is now putting on a dazzling display in the early evening for skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere and it is right at prime time, roughly 45 minutes or so after sunset, and showing off a spectacular tail to boot – as it passes through the inner solar system, weather …

For more than 4,000 years, humans have been gazing upward at Mars. It was only in the past 60 years though that we’ve been able to study the Red Planet in much greater detail with the steady launch of missions to orbit and land upon the planet. Now it is your turn to test your …

NASA and the United Arab Emirates are launching separate missions to Mars as early as next month. Although unconfirmed, it has been reported that China also may be sending a rover and orbiter to the Red Planet in July or August. Since 1960, more than 50 missions have been sent to Mars, with varying success. To …

NASA is upping its game with the next mission to the Red Planet. The Mars 2020 mission will include a car-size rover based largely on the design of the Curiosity rover. Also attaching a ride to Mars with the new rover is a small helicopter that will test powered flight on another world for the …

If all goes according to plan, at 4:33 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 27, Space X will launch the first humans into orbit from American soil since the STS-135 mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis in July 2011. The upcoming launch will occur from the same LC-39A pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida that was used …

As the workhorse of NASA’s Space Shuttle fleet, Atlantis flew 33 missions between 1985 and 2011. The orbiter visited Russia’s Mir space station seven times and the International Space Station 12 times. Astronauts launched interplanetary probes from the payload bay, and conducted the final servicing mission of the Hubble Space Telescope. We’ve hidden 36 words related …