Pretty in Pink: New Moon Rock Reveals Rosy Secret
Moon sides
July 29th, 2014
A mysterious new moon rock has revealed its secrets to scientists on Earth, who cooked up a copy of the unattainable pink crystals in a searing hot crucible.
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To Capture the Milky Way, Capture the Landscape
the milky way, photography, how to
July 23rd, 2014
A lone tree, 16 shots, and a stunning view of the Milky Way.
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New Wrinkle? Ancient Earth Got a 'Face-Lift,' Study Suggests
Early earth bombardment
July 30th, 2014
One reason old Earth rocks may be missing is they were destroyed during the Late Heavy Bombardment.
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My Love Affair with the Moon (Op-Ed)
first quarter moon
July 27th, 2014
Fix your gaze upon the moon.
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Capturing a Comet-Galaxy Conjunction
Comet Pan-STARRS and Andromeda Galaxy
July 15th, 2014
A comet-galaxy conjunction is a rare opportunity for amateur astronomers.
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Geckos in Space! Lizards Are No Strangers to the Cosmos
Geckos Hand Roscosmos
July 30th, 2014
Geckos were research stars in space long before the outpouring of media attention that focused on their mission last week. Before space agencies can begin complicated experiments, scientists need to determine how these tiny lizards adapt to life in space.
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Alien Smog: How Pollution Could Help Locate E.T.
Alien Planet's Polluted Atmosphere
July 25th, 2014
In the search for life beyond Earth, astronomers should look for signs of pollution in the atmospheres of alien planets outside the Earth's solar system, a new study says.
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Why Extraterrestrial Life May Need Alien Oceans
Ocean exoplanet
July 21st, 2014
Scientists searching for planets where E.T. may live have homed in on places where liquid water could exist. But a livable world may require not just water, but oceans, a new study suggests.
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