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October 7, 2020
This friday, Mars will reach opposition. The Red Planet will roughly align with the Earth and the sun in the sky. You can watch the incredible astronomical event live or online.

Mars is at its closest to Earth until 2035. Here’s how to see it.

Look up! Mars is at its closest to Earth until 2035 today (Oct. 6), making it a oerfect time to see the Red Planet with your own eyes. […]
October 7, 2020
Composite image of Draconids seen near Tucson, Arizona, in 2013, by our friend Sean Parker Photography.

All you need to know: Draconids in 2020

October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – is gearing up, with the Draconids’ expected peak night to fall on October 7, 2020. This […]
August 11, 2020
Perseids: Bright Meteor Shower in August

Perseids: Bright Meteor Shower in August

The Perseid meteor shower happens every August. The Earth plows into debris left behind from Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last passed close to Earth in 1992. The […]
July 2, 2020
The Perseverance Rover and Sample Return Mission

NASA to Launch the Next Era of Mars Exploration with the Perseverance Rover

By John Roma (J.R.) Skok, Ph.D In July 2020, NASA is launching the next era of Mars Exploration with the Perseverance Rover. The Perseverance Rover, formally […]
March 4, 2020
Mars as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope during Opposition

Exploring Mars in 2020

The MARS Pro 3D printed model shows the red hues that define the surface of Mars today. However, a planet is not a static thing. Mountains […]
February 18, 2020
the journey of Pluto's discovery

I Heart PLUTO – The 90th Anniversary of Pluto’s Discovery

Today, February 18th, 2020 is the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona and a good time […]
January 4, 2020
NASA / Mars 2020 Rover Artist Rendition

The Past, Present and Future of Mars Space Exploration

From the second half of the 19th century, humans have been attempting to ascend to the cosmos above us, seduced by the notion of space travel. […]
October 10, 2019
image showing a hourglass standing in stones

How the Past Affects Our Future in Space

Quantum mechanics is the science of the very small. It’s a branch of science that attempts to explain the behavior of matter and its interactions with […]
October 1, 2019
Image showing the solar system

Size of the Planet in Order

You probably know about the mnemonic “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles.” Indeed, it’s what most students learn about when studying the distance of […]