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Vocations: The Planetarium Worker: Inspired by an Eclipse

published 1 day ago
Vocations: The Planetarium Worker: Inspired by an Eclipse
Rubina Isaac, who works at Adler Planetarium in Chicago, says a solar eclipse she saw as a girl in India inspired her interest in astronomy.

With Planned Crash, NASA Lunar Mission Comes to End

published 2 days ago
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer slammed into the moon early Friday, ending a successful six-month, $280 million mission.

Scientists Find an ‘Earth Twin,’ or Maybe a Cousin

published Thu, Apr 17 2014 13:35 GMT
Scientists Find an ‘Earth Twin,’ or Maybe a Cousin
A planet known as Kepler 186f, 500 light-years away, is the closet match to our own yet discovered, astronomers say.

Arts | Westchester: A Tour of the Heavens Gets an Upgrade

published Fri, Apr 11 2014 20:48 GMT
Arts | Westchester: A Tour of the Heavens Gets an Upgrade
At an improved planetarium at the Hudson River Museum, visitors can fly to Saturn’s rings and trace the constellations.

For Space Projects, Zero Gravity

published Mon, Apr 07 2014 15:48 GMT
For Space Projects, Zero Gravity
The Mars rover Opportunity, still operating after 10 years on the planet, and the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn are among the NASA missions facing budget extinction.