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With our terrestrial weather (winter) having been such a factor in our daily lives recently here in the DMV, I thought you might find the following of interest. It certainly provides food for thought in a realm you are probably not familiar with - space weather.
Earth narrowly missed a collision with an asteroid three times the size of FedEx Field. Although 2 million miles crossed between the fate of humankind and the mass of space rock, the threat from asteroids is real.
A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded with the power of an atomic bomb in Russia exactly one year ago.
A comprehensive list of space- and astrology-related sites and clubs in the area.
Fire and ice captured the attention of the worldwide astronomical community in the past 24 hours.
After 957 days of hibernation, the Rosetta spacecraft woke up, aligned itself with the sun and called 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.
"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.
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.
Greg Redfern picks the Chelyabinsk Airburst Event as his top space story of 2013.
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