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“Landing” on a comet

On Friday, September 30, 2016, the Rosetta space probe will crash land on a comet. It is not the first time a mission has landed on a small solar system body. In fact, 15 years ago, on February 12, 2001, … Continue reading

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The 2012 Quadrantids Meteor Shower

If predictions are correct, the Quadrantid Meteor Shower will peak overnight tonight, at roughly 2 a.m. EST (11 p.m. tonight on the West Coast). To view this shower, find a dark (and safe) location with a clear view of the … Continue reading

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