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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

Can NASA solve decades-old moon mystery?

NASA's next mission to the moon might solve a puzzle from the Apollo flights of the 1960s and 1970s -- if all goes well.

Saturday - 09/07/2013, 01:50am EDT

Tags: NASA, LADEE, moon, lunar, twilight rays, Greg Redfern, watch, launch, Virginia

Perseid shower to light up late-night sky

It's the time of summer when the sky provides a celestial shower to delight campers and city-dwellers alike.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 08:54pm EDT

Tags: space place, Greg Redfern, Perseid meteor shower

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NASA plans to capture asteriod, crowdsource ideas

NASA is hosting a live forum Tuesday morning to share their plans to capture an asteroid, in addition to other asteroid-related topics.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 10:55am EDT

Tags: NASA, asteroid, Greg Redfern, space place

Massive asteroid set for flyby of Earth

On Friday, the 1.7-mile-wide space rock 1998 QE2 will harmlessly fly by Earth at a distance of 3.6 million miles at 4:59 p.m. EDT.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 01:03pm EDT

Tags: The Space Place, NASA, asteroid, Greg Redfern

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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

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