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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

May sky show

If the clouds clear for Mother's Day, be sure to take a peek in the western sky after sunset.

Saturday - 05/11/2013, 11:26pm EDT

Tags: Jupiter, Venus, moon, astronomy, Greg Redfern, Mother

Comet from depths of solar system to be briefly visible

This week, the western sky will have a visitor from the depths of the outer solar system: the Comet PanSTARRS.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 09:40pm EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, The Space Place, comet

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