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Comet ISON is headed for a close encounter with the Sun on Thanksgiving Day at 2 p.m. EST.
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.
Space Place writer Greg Redfern explores the future for Voyager 1.
NASA's next mission to the moon might solve a puzzle from the Apollo flights of the 1960s and 1970s -- if all goes well.
It's the time of summer when the sky provides a celestial shower to delight campers and city-dwellers alike.
NASA is hosting a live forum Tuesday morning to share their plans to capture an asteroid, in addition to other asteroid-related topics.
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.
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).
If the clouds clear for Mother's Day, be sure to take a peek in the western sky after sunset.
This week, the western sky will have a visitor from the depths of the outer solar system: the Comet PanSTARRS.
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