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Maven to enter Mars orbit Sunday night

It's not everyday you can have a live ringside seat to a spacecraft entering a robot around another planet.

Monday - 09/22/2014, 12:01am EDT

Tags: Mars, maven, NASA, Greg Redfern,

Saturday is 'International Observe the Moon Night'

Be on the lookout for celebrations in the D.C. area and beyond.

Saturday - 09/06/2014, 05:20pm EDT

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Mercury and Venus close in pre-dawn sky

Mercury and Venus will be close to one another in the early morning skies over the next few days.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 11:49am EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, Venus, mercury

World UFO Day: Search for extraterrestrial intelligence continues

Are we alone? July 2 is World UFO Day and seeks to answer that question as people gather together to watch the skies for unidentified flying objects.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 09:42am EDT

Tags: World UFO Day, Greg Redfern, UFO, Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Sarah Beth Hensley, Space, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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Astronomers gather on National Mall for festival Friday

The annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall begins at 6 p.m. tonight.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 10:46am EDT

Tags: National Mall, Greg Redfern,

Rare ‘new' meteor shower predicted for Saturday

A rare meteor shower will brighten the night skies above the metro area Saturday. Learn more about where these meteorites came from and the best viewing times.

Saturday - 05/24/2014, 10:55am EDT

Tags: meteor shower, comet, Greg Redfern

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Enjoy a bright view of Mars while you can

Just make sure you have the right view.

Sunday - 04/06/2014, 09:06pm EDT

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Scientists find evidence of first tremors of the Big Bang

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announcement of the first direct evidence of inflation and gravitational waves is monumental in our understanding of the creation of the universe.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 06:56am EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, big bang

A pair of close calls for Earth this week

WTOP space correspondent Greg Redfern

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 12:41am EST

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NASA and the Oscars

I was launched into the Twitterverse last night during the Oscars and saw 1st hand the power of Social Media. The Oscar show last night was not the best for many reasons BUT Twitter was something to see.

Monday - 03/03/2014, 06:23pm EST

Tags: Greg Redfern, oscars

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