Robert Roy Britt
Rob has been producing internet content since the mid-1990s. He was a writer, editor and Director of Site Operations at Space.com starting in 1999. He served as Managing Editor of LiveScience since its launch in 2004. He then oversaw news operations for the Space.com's then-parent company TechMediaNetwork's growing suite of technology, science and business news sites. Prior to joining the company, Rob was an editor at The Star-Ledger in New Jersey. He has a journalism degree from Humboldt State University in California, is an author and also writes for Medium.
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This year's annual Geminid meteor shower is expected to be a doozie, producing up to 140 "shooting stars" per hour.
Early Tuesday morning, a better-than-average shooting star show is expected.
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In a celestial feat any magician would appreciate, Saturn will make its wide but thin ring system disappear from our view Aug. 11.
It has long been known that Galileo observed Neptune, but it was thought that he discounted the object as a star.
After one of the longest sunspot droughts in modern times, solar activity picked up quickly over the weekend.
New image of a gaseous space nebula reveals tens of thousands of giant comet-like knots raining down.
What caused a huge explosion over Siberia in 1908, flattening an area as big as a large city?