WATCH LIVE MONDAY NIGHT: Slooh Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Webcast
Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Over Mount Bromo by Justin Ng
July 27th, 2014
The online Slooh community telescope will host a free, live webcast of the annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower on Monday night (July 28), and you can follow it along at Slooh.com or here on Space.com. The webcast begins at 10 p.m. EDT (7 pm ET/0200 GMT).
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Volunteers Emerge from Mock Mars Base in Hawaii
The HI-SEAS 2 mock Mars mission crew poses for a photo during their four-month mission atop Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano. Pictured here are crewmembers Casey Stedman, Lucie Poulet, Tiffany Swarmer, Ron Williams, Annie Caraccio, and Ross Lockwood. Four crewm
July 26th, 2014
A volunteer crew of mock Mars explorers emerged from their Martian habitat Friday (July 25) after four months living inside a dome atop a Hawaiian volcano. See how the HI-SEAS 2 mock Mars mission crew lived and worked on a 'Red Planet.'
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Public Invited to See Shuttle 'Lift Off' at Space Center Houston
Rise of 'Independence' Logo
July 25th, 2014
The countdown has begun for the liftoff of a space shuttle from Houston — and you are invited to take a front row seat. On Aug. 14, Space Center Houston's shuttle replica, the "Independence," will be hoisted by crane on top of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircr
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Microbe's Innovation May Have Started Largest Extinction Event on Earth
Permian Triassic Boundary
July 27th, 2014
The environment can produce sudden shocks to the life of our planet through impacting space rocks, erupting volcanoes and other events.
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Summer Skywatching: See the Clouds of the Milky Way
Milky Way Sky Map July 2014
July 26th, 2014
One of the greatest pleasures for summer stargazers is viewing the splendor of the Milky Way. Despite the fact that we live in this vast island of billions of stars, most inhabitants of Earth have never seen the clouds of our Milky Way.
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Russian Officials Unable to Contact Animal-Carrying Spaceship
Foton M4 Spacecraft Carries Gecko
July 25th, 2014
A Russian space capsule carrying a package of biological and materials research specimens, including geckos and plant seeds, has stopped responding to commands from Earth, the Russian space agency announced Thursday (July 24).
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Don't Miss These Minor Meteor Showers This Summer
Astrophotographer Peter Greig captured this created this composite view of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower over Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island in Northumberland, U.K., on Aug. 11, 2013.
July 27th, 2014
Stargazers often overlook six minor meteor showers in the northern summer, but these celestial fireworks displays can be must-see events. Here's Space.com's guide to the minor meteor showers of Summer 2014.
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My Love Affair with the Moon (Op-Ed)
The first quarter moon
July 25th, 2014
Fix your gaze upon the moon.
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