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Trilobites: Goodness Gracious, Fireballs in February

published 1 day ago
Dashcams, rooftop cameras and a GoPro on a small airplane captured footage of bright objects streaking night skies in recent days.

App Smart: An Expanding Universe of Space Apps

published 2 days ago
App Smart: An Expanding Universe of Space Apps
While becoming an astronaut is out of reach for most of us, there are plenty of apps that can take your mind on a journey to the final frontier.

Trilobites: Let the Moon Be Your Guide in Finding Five Planets

published Tue, Feb 02 2016 11:06 GMT
Trilobites: Let the Moon Be Your Guide in Finding Five Planets
Learn a low-fi method for spotting five planets at once.

How Moon Dust Languished in a Downing Street Cupboard

published Sun, Jan 31 2016 15:09 GMT
How Moon Dust Languished in a Downing Street Cupboard
The moon dust’s fate was revealed by Britain’s National Archives, which released 178 pages of correspondence on the subject going back 30 years.

Signs of Modern Astronomy Seen in Ancient Babylon

published Thu, Jan 28 2016 15:38 GMT
Signs of Modern Astronomy Seen in Ancient Babylon
Scientists have found a small clay tablet with markings indicating that a sort of precalculus technique was used to track Jupiter’s motion in the night sky.