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In feat of technology, Rosetta phones home

After 957 days of hibernation, the Rosetta spacecraft woke up, aligned itself with the sun and called home.

Monday - 01/20/2014, 04:07pm EST

Tags: greg redfern, Rosetta, European Space Agency

Learning more about comets: Will Rosetta phone home?

The European Space Agency, NASA and countless people who follow space missions are holding their collective breath for the biggest wake-up call in the solar system.

Sunday - 01/19/2014, 04:47pm EST

Tags: space, Rosetta, greg redfern

January welcomes Jupiter and astronomers

"The King of the Planets," Jupiter will be visible as the sunsets Sunday and will dominate the night sky for months to come. Meanwhile, here on Earth, professional astronomers will descend upon National Harbor this week.

Sunday - 01/05/2014, 05:33pm EST

Tags: greg redfern, national habor, Jupiter, space place

First main meteor shower of 2014 hits tonight

Although the DMV will sit under clouds for most of the evening on Jan. 2 -- and perhaps part of the morning of Jan. 3 -- NASA will carry a live stream of the Quadrantids meteor -- the first of 2014.

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 01:48pm EST

Tags: NASA, Quadrantids, meteor shower, greg redfern, space

Best space story for 2013: Russia's asteroid event

Greg Redfern picks the Chelyabinsk Airburst Event as his top space story of 2013.

Monday - 12/30/2013, 06:15am EST

Tags: greg redfern, space place, meteor, asteroid

NASA: Some perspective and gratitude

Americans are aware of NASA but I do not think they realize how much NASA does and for how little money. Do you know what NASA's budget is for 2014? Thanks to our deadlocked and dysfunctional Congress there is no approved budget for the Government.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 02:47pm EST

Tags: space place, NASA, greg redfern

Where to find photos, facts about Comet ISON

Comet ISON may not be visible to the naked eye Thursday morning, but that doesn't mean science and technology can't help us see the icy comet racing toward our sun.

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 06:09pm EST

Tags: comet ISON, greg redfern, The Space Place

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The heat will be on Comet ISON later this week

Comet ISON is headed for a close encounter with the Sun on Thanksgiving Day at 2 p.m. EST.

Sunday - 11/24/2013, 02:46pm EST

Tags: greg redfern, space place, The Space Place, comet

A doomsday space rock: Really?

One week ago, astronomers Gennady Borisov and Timur Kryachko discovered an asteroid (a space rock) using an 8-inch astrograph (a sophisticated telescope camera) at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 11:20pm EDT

Tags: space place, asteroid, greg redfern

Voyager 1 now belongs to the stars

Space Place writer Greg Redfern explores the future for Voyager 1.

Saturday - 09/14/2013, 04:08pm EDT

Tags: greg redfern, space place, Voyager 1

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