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Get an Email When the International Space Station is Overhead

The International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky (after the sun and moon) - it can be seen without a telescope by the naked eye. The ISS is even visible when spotted over a city and flies over about 90 percent of the…
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Space Camp Science - Build Your Own PVC Rocket Launcher

Steve just returned from Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. He took the entire Spangler clan, including his three boys and wife for an experience of a lifetime. They participated in Parent-Kid Space Camp. The entire family took turns working…

Astronomers Set to Study Huge Asteroid as it Passes Close to the Earth

We aren't on the verge of Armageddon and no we won't need Bruce Willis' services, but brace yourselves, a large asteroid is on its way to Earth and will come within 201,000 miles of our planet. The large asteroid, appropriately named 2005…

Earth's Sunset is Spectacular but Not Rare from Space

This amazing photo of the sunset over the Indian Ocean comes from NASA and the Earth Observatory. The picture was taken by the Expedition 23 crew onboard the International Space Station. None of us on Earth will ever be able to witness a sunset…

Folklore or Science... Is a Blue Moon Really Blue?

You might have overheard your local television meteorologist say something about a blue moon. Of course, my boys were hoping to see a real blue moon, but instead, they were treated to the second full moon of the month. According to popular definition,…

NASA Bombs the Moon - Collision Easy to See

We're not sure what the big deal is... our students looked through a normal telescope at 5:30 a.m. MST and saw clear evidence of the NASA rocket that bombed the moon in search of ice crystals. Maybe Matt Lauer from the Today Show wasn't looking…