Astronomy

The Geminid Meteor Shower and Its Unique Origins

The Geminid Meteor Shower and Its Unique Origins

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This Friday, December 13th is one of the biggest annual astronomical treats of the year: the Geminids Meteor Shower. Every December, we look forward to curling up and hoping to see an expected 50-100 meteors an hour ...
One Giant Leap for Mankind...AND for Science

One Giant Leap for Mankind…AND for Science

We hear so much about the achievements of the Apollo program in terms of engineering prowess, political will, and global pride in that "giant leap" of human endeavor. But what about the science? How much did the Apollo program contribute to science? ...
Moon Missions Abound! Reasons to Be Excited About Moon Exploration

Moon Missions Abound! Reasons to Be Excited About Moon Exploration

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Fifty years after astronauts first set foot on the lunar surface, our curiosity and passion for exploring our celestial neighbor is alive and well. Nearly a hundred total missions (from the U.S., Russia, Japan and other space agencies) have traveled to the moon, and several ...