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  • Messenger photo of Mercury
    Mercury may have hosted a magma ocean in the distant past, according to NASA
    After analyzing data from NASA's MESSENGER space craft, scientists say that Mercury may have had a magma ocean in the distant past.Scientists looked at X-ray fluorescence data from MESSENGER, which has orbited Mercury since March 2011. They...
  • Solar flare headed toward Earth
    Solar Storm to hit Earth this weekend
    There’s a storm coming and battening down the hatches is not going to do much. That’s because this particular storm is a massive solar flare that will strike the Earth sometime tomorrow or Saturday. The sun let off an X class flare,...
  • Supermoon
    2014's final 'supermoon' to light up night skies Monday
    If you’re looking forward to the impending season full of changing leaves and sweaters and pumpkin-flavored everything, get excited because on Monday the night sky will in a way herald the end of summer. You may have caught a glimpse of last...
  • Asteroid will have close encounter with Earth
    Asteroid 2014 RC will have close encounter with Earth
    On Wednesday the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) and California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announced that a recently discovered asteroid will pass closely to Earth this Sunday Sept....
  • Asteroid 2014RC to speed past Earth Sunday
    Asteroid 2014RC to speed past Earth Sunday
    A newly discovered asteroid the size of a house will pass close to earth on Sunday bringing the space rock to within 25,000 miles above New Zealand during it's closest approach. NASA confirmed on Wednesday that Asteroid 2014RC will "...
  • The study of astronomy versus astrology
    The study of astronomy versus astrology
    Both astronomy and astrology deal with knowledge. Astronomy is compatible with the Bible. Astrology is not. Actually it is an abomination to God (Deuteronomy 18:9-12). Astronomy is the scientific study of the universe beyond earth, especially the...
  • Peggy Among Saturn's Rings
    Pagans In Space?
    The term "starstuff" is attributed to astronomer and exobiologist Carl Sagan. Specifically, "The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of...
  • Moon Mars Antares grouping Sept 29 2014
    Astronomical events of interest for September 2014
    Here is a quick look at what’s happening astronomically in September 2014. Mark your calendars.The month of September is derived from Latin meaning “seven”. It was the seven month of the Roman calendar until 46 BC when the...
  • A view of two merging galaxies by way of looking through a gravitational lens.
    Colliding galaxies found with help of a cosmic magnifying lens
    The Universe works in spectacular ways, allowing us to see events that have occurred billions and billions of years ago. Forbes reported on Aug. 27, that when the most powerful telescopes have met the extent of their range, gravitational lenses,...
  • New Horizons passes orbit of Neptune on course for Pluto
    New Horizons spacecraft crosses Neptune orbit on trek to Pluto
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Monday announced that the New Horizons spacecraft crossed the orbital path of the Solar System’s eighth planet Neptune on its way to its scheduled July 14, 2015 flyby of the dwarf...
  • Night Sky
    Bring out the inner stargazer in everyone at the Julian StarFest 2014
    Taking place during August's new moon weekend, when the sky is at its darkest and the stars are most visible, the four day Julian StarFest brings a mix of professional astronomers and backyard stargazers together. Beginning on Thurs. Aug. 21...
  • Largest, Brightest Supermoon of The Year Will Occur This Sunday
    Largest, brightest supermoon of the year will occur this Sunday
    The brightest and largest supermoon of this year is set to grace our skies this weekend, on Sunday, August 10. Skywatchers are thereby in for a celestial treat!The term 'supermoon' refers to a full moon that coincides with our moon's...
  • Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Lights Up August Night Sky
    Watch Perseid Meteor Shower In the August Night Sky
    Summer is the time of month when folks look forward to light shows -- fireflies and fireworks, to name a few. And summer meteor showers are no exception! With the month of August now in full swing, the Perseid meteor shower is what stargazers are...
  • Aztec calendar stone
    Energy to change a calendar
    On July 7, the National Creationism Examiner discussed the history of the calendar. At issue: the ancient Egyptians, of all people, had the best natural season indicator: the Nile flood season. Why, then, did they keep a 360-day calendar for...
  • NASA discusses habitable world among the stars.
    Funded by NASA, The Boston Children's Museum debuts 'My Sky Exhibit' July 26
    The Boston Children’s Museum is encouraging families to look up.Kicking off Saturday, July 26, The Boston Children’s Museum goes into the beyond with an exciting, interactive exhibit, inviting families to delve into the universe in a...