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Carnival of Space #487

By Susie Murph Welcome, come in to the 487th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. I'm Susie Murph, part of the team at Universe Today and CosmoQuest....

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101 Astronomical Events for 2017: A Teaser

By David Dickinson It's that time of year again… time to look ahead at the top 101 astronomical events for the coming year. And this year 'round, we finally took the plunge. After years of considering it, we took the next logical step in 2017 and expanded our yearly...

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Why Does Siberia Get All the Cool Meteors?

By Bob King Children ice skating in Khakassia, Russia react to the fall of a bright fireball two nights ago on Dec.6 In 1908 it was Tunguska event, a meteorite exploded in mid-air, flattening 770 square miles of forest. 39 years later in 1947, 70 tons of ...read more...

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John Glenn: Godspeed and Rest in Peace

By Nancy Atkinson John Glenn always had the right stuff. Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth and a legendary figure around the world, has died. Glenn, 95, was the last remaining Mercury astronaut, the first group of US astronauts. He flew on...

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Trump Meeting Puts NASA Funding in Question

By Matt Williams Since the election of Donald Trump, NASA has had its share of concerns about the future. Given the President-elect's position and past statements on climate science, there has been speculation that his presidency will curtail funding to some of their...

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Trump Meeting Puts NASA Funding in Question

By Matt Williams Since the election of Donald Trump, NASA has had its share of concerns about the future. Given the President-elect's position and past statements on climate science, there has been speculation that his presidency will curtail funding to some of their...

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How Strong is the Force of Gravity on Earth?

By Matt Williams Gravity is a pretty awesome fundamental force. If it wasn't for the Earth's comfortable 1 g, which causes objects to fall towards the Earth at a speed of 9.8 m/s², we'd all float off into space. And without it, all us terrestrial species would slowly...

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Cassini’s First Ring-Grazing Orbit A Success

By Evan Gough The Cassini-Huygens mission is coming to an end. Cassini was launched in 1997 and reached Saturn in 2004. It will end its mission by plunging into the gas giant. But before then, it will dive through Saturn's rings a total of 20 times. An artist's...

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