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Is Curiosity responsible for Mars methane readings?

Written by Chuck Bednar (@BednarChuck)
May 28, 2015 – redOrbit.com

(Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – @BednarChuck) One of the reasons the Curiosity rover was sent to Mars was to determine once and for all if the Red Planet was emitting methane, but could it have actually further muddled matters instead by giving off the chemical compound itself? 270 more words


May 29 - 72 Feronia

Yet another asteroid day.  Today we have 72 Feronia, discovered on May 29 1861 by the German-American astronomer Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters, who went on to find another 47, so he must deserve a birthday shout-out on September 19. 96 more words


Crash Course Astronomy #17 - Jupiter's Moons

One of the coolest things you can do with a telescope is to point it at Jupiter and observe tiny bright objects in orbit around Jupiter. 118 more words


NASA to Hold Media Call to Discuss Surprising Observations of Pluto’s Moons

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 3, to discuss the Hubble Space Telescope’s surprising observations of how Pluto’s moons behave, and how these new discoveries are being used in the planning for the New Horizons Pluto flyby in July. 195 more words


Powerful New Radio Telescope Array Searches the Night Sky

“A new radio telescope array developed by a consortium led by Caltech and now operating at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory has the ability to image simultaneously the entire sky at radio wavelengths with unmatched speed, helping astronomers to search for objects and phenomena that pulse, flicker, flare, or explode. 59 more words


Awesome Camping Trip

We had a great time this past weekend. Full of silly games, delicious food, sun, wind, and a little bit of rain. There were campfires and telescopes, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and a gorgeous moon. 108 more words