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WTOP space correspondent Greg Redfern
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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.
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 comprehensive list of space- and astrology-related sites and clubs in the area.
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Fire and ice captured the attention of the worldwide astronomical community in the past 24 hours.
"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.
Greg Redfern picks the Chelyabinsk Airburst Event as his top space story of 2013.
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.
Comet ISON is headed for a close encounter with the Sun on Thanksgiving Day at 2 p.m. EST.