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By Carolyn Collins Petersen

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    • Biography of Neil Armstrong Created: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      It was July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong spoke what must be considered the most famous words of the 20th century, "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". This, of course, was the day ...
    • 10 Things You Should Know About the Sun Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Our Sun has inspired mythology in almost all cultures, including ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Native Americans, and Chinese. Our Sun is actually the closest star to Earth. The Sun is a massive shinin...
    • The Evolution of the Space Suit Created: Thursday, July 10, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Ever since Alan Shepard's history making flight in 1961, NASA astronauts have relied on spacesuits to help them work and keep them safe. From the shiny silver of the Mercury suit to the orange "pum...
    • Top 10 Facts About Uranus Created: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Uranus is one of the most interesting objects in the night sky, and is absolutely beautiful to view through a telescope. Here we take a look at the top 10 most interesting facts about Uranus.
    • Meteoroids Created: Friday, July 02, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Meteors are bits of material falling through Earth's atmosphere. Read more to find out how much meteoric material falls each day.
    • Once in a Blue Moon Created: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      We've all heard the phrase "once in a blue Moon", but what is a blue Moon? Well, it turns out that the term is steeped in history; history that often arose out of misinterpretation. So what does th...
    • Should Pluto Be a Planet? Created: Friday, December 03, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      In 2006 the International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of its planet-hood, demoting it to dwarf planet status. But the debate has raged on ever since. So should Pluto be a planet, and in the end does it even matter?
    • Did Galileo Invent the Telescope? Created: Thursday, February 05, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Did Galileo Invent the Telescope? Frequently Asked Questions About Space. Did Galileo Invent the Telescope?
    • 10 Strange and Amazing Astronomy Facts Created: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Even though man has studied the heavens for thousands of years, we still know very little about the Universe we live in. And as we continue to learn more, we are consistently amazed, and sometimes ...
    • What Happens To The Human Body In A Vacuum? Created: Friday, August 08, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      What Happens To The Human Body In A Vacuum? Arnold Schwarzenegger - "Total Recall" Possible? The question is, what happens to the human body in a vacuum? Nope, the body won't blow up. Your blood wo...
    • Top 10 Closest Stars to Our Solar System Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      You can see thousands of stars when you look up at night. Here are the Top 10 Closest Stars to our solar system.
    • The Amazing Hubble Space Telescope Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A look at the Hubble Space Telescope, its instruments, and overall mission.
    • Cosmic Beauty Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A trip through just a few of Hubble Space Telescope's many beautiful space images.
    • 10 Things You Should Know About Earth Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Earth, our home planet, is the only planet whose name is not derived from Greek/Roman mythology. In Roman Mythology, the goddess of the Earth was Tellus - the fertile soil, while the Greek goddes w...
    • What are Asteroids Created: Thursday, September 22, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Should we be worried about asteroids? What are these objects and where do they come from? The majority arise from an area between Mars and Jupiter.
    • The Planet Uranus Created: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The planet Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun, and while it does have some commonalities with its neighbor Neptune, it is also very unique in many ways. This large, gaseous, somewhat icy and...
    • Neil Armstrong Quotations Created: Thursday, June 30, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Born on August 5, 1930, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Read quotes by and about Neil Armstrong." itemprop="description" Thursday, July 17, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Early History of Astronomy. The study of our Universe is not new, the history of astronomy shows it to be the oldest science. People have been looking up, trying to explain the universe for as long...
    • Time Travel Created: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Nearly all of us have wished, at one time or another, that we could travel through time. Whether it is to correct a mistake in the past, or to fast-forward to a much anticipated future event, the l...
    • Valentina Tereshkova Biography Created: Thursday, April 28, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The biography of Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space. The USSR sent Tereshkova into space many years before NASA sent astronaut Sally Ride." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Top Brightest Stars Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Stars are massive shining spheres of hot gas, the closest of which is our Sun. Stars are primarily made of hydrogen, smaller amounts of helium, and trace amounts of other elements. Even the most ab...
    • Want to Know How A Black Hole Swallows Stars? Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Want to Know How A Black Hole Swallows Stars? A story about how computer models help astronomers understand black hole eating habits.
    • Eclipses and Human History Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A look at eclipses and how people have observed and used them throughout our history.
    • Find the Beehive Cluster Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Want to see a pretty open cluster in the April night sky? Check out the Beehive!
    • New Horizons in the Outer Solar System Created: Saturday, April 05, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Take a look at the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the outer solar system. The close flyby is in July 2015.
    • Water on Mars Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A look at why planetary scientists are interested in finding water on Mars and other system bodies.
    • Top 10 Cool Things for Skygazers of all Ages Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A top ten list of things to look at in the night sky throughout the year for both northern and southern hemisphere stargazers.
    • The Mars Exploration Rovers Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A quick look back at ten years of Mars exploration by the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) Spirit and Opportunity.
    • The Basics of Telescopes Created: Thursday, December 11, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Discover the basics of telescope astronomy with this guide. Telescopes come in three basic designs; Refractor, Reflector, and Catadioptric." itemprop="description" 30 Minutes Or Less Activities Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      These astronomy & space activities can keep you or your kids busy while they are learning and having fun at the same time.
    • Stonehenge Monument Created: Monday, September 27, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Most people believe that Neolithic peoples of the British Isles started building the Stonehenge monument around 5,000 years ago." itemprop="description">
    • A Quick Tour of Jupiter's Moons Created: Saturday, April 05, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      A quick tour of the planet Jupiter's four largest moons: Io, Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede.

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