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Fire and ice: Supernova and vapor in space

Fire and ice captured the attention of the worldwide astronomical community in the past 24 hours.

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 08:11am EST

Tags: Greg Redfern, space place, planets, supernova

A planetary trio will waltz in the western sky

If the skies remain clear for the next several days, be sure to take a peek in the western sky 30 to 45 minutes after sunset - you will be treated to a changing and beautiful sky show involving Venus, Jupiter and Mercury, the three brightest planents (in that order).

Saturday - 05/25/2013, 05:46pm EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, space place, Jupiter, planets, Venus, mercury

Billions and billions of planets in the universe

A new study by astronomers at the California Institute of Technology has determined that our very own Milky Way Galaxy has at least 100 BILLION planets, or to put it another way, one planet per star. That is a lot of planets!

Sunday - 01/06/2013, 03:26pm EST

Tags: Space, Milky Way Galaxy, planets, space exploration