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More indications there is life in outer space

Three new research articles show that the conditions for life as we know it here on Earth exist in the universe.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 07:27am EDT

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

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

Wake up to see Venus and Jupiter before dawn

Greg Redfern will speak at Shenandoah National Park on Sunday.

Saturday - 08/16/2014, 08:34pm EDT

Supermoon to outshine meteor showers this week

A supermoon Sunday will compete with the ongoing Perseid meteor shower for top billing with sky watchers.

Sunday - 08/10/2014, 09:12pm EDT
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At Shenandoah National Park, the Earth touches the sky

WTOP columnist Greg Redfern visited Shenandoah National Park this past Friday to discuss asteroids and comets.

Saturday - 07/26/2014, 06:17pm EDT

A personal take on the legendary moon landing

On this day, WTOP columnist Greg Redfern remembers the 1969 moon landing.

Sunday - 07/20/2014, 05:27pm EDT

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

NASA says it could find another Earth-like planet in next 20 years

NASA is predicting it could it could find out in the next few decades, according to The Register.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 06:19am EDT

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
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Help children see the wonders of science

Once they get it, the results are unbelievable.

Sunday - 06/29/2014, 04:52pm EDT

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

Prime season for 'star parties'

For me, the best astronomy activity someone can participate in is a "Star Party," and we are now entering prime time for them.

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:09pm EDT

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
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Be sure to enjoy Astronomy Day

Yeah, there's another one in October, but why wait?

Saturday - 05/10/2014, 02:58pm EDT

Strong El Nino could mean weak hurricane season for Maryland

Climate scientists expect a particularly strong El Nino this summer to lead to fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 10:21am EDT

Get ready for the first eclipse of the year

On Tuesday morning, around the time of 3:06 a.m., the moon will be eclipsed by Earth's shadow for about 78 minutes.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 06:12pm EDT

From Mars to the moon, sky watchers are in for a treat

Mars will be close to Earth, and the moon undergoes a total eclipse.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 11:51am EDT
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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

Future generation of manned spacecraft undergoes testing in Va.

WTOP space contributor Greg Redfern explores the future of manned spaceflight at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 02:05pm EDT
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