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Heat Changing Constellation Mug is for Sleepy Star Gazers

Heat Changing Constellation Mug is for Sleepy Star Gazers
Growing up, my uncle had this collection of glasses that had sexy women on them. When you put cold liquids into them, the clothes disappeared on the glasses leaving the ladies in their undies. I thought…
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Rosetta Spacecraft Arrives at Comet 67P after a Decade-Long Trip

Rosetta Spacecraft Arrives at Comet 67P after a Decade-Long Trip
Way back in 2004, the European Space Agency launched a spacecraft called Rosetta on a mission to enter orbit around a comet and send a lander to its surface. The comet is called 67P/CG, and after…
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Ptolemaic Watch Ptells Ptime

Ptolemaic Watch Ptells Ptime
Astrophysicists will probably hate the Ptolemaic timepiece, but if you still believe the Earth is at the center of the universe, you’ll want to grab one. Regardless of its complete scientific inaccuracy, it’s still kind of…
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Constellation Earrings: Ear-stronomy

Constellation Earrings: Ear-stronomy
Reach for the stars every time you touch your ears with these Constellation Earrings. They feature none other than one of the most well-known constellations of all time: the Big Dipper and Little Dipper.…
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Comet ISON Could Get so Bright We Might See It during the Day

Comet ISON Could Get so Bright We Might See It during the Day
It’s been a while since we talked about the comet ISON. We mentioned back in January that if the comet survives its brush with the sun later this month, it could be the brightest comet seen…
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Astronomers Spot Lonely Planet with No Sun

Astronomers Spot Lonely Planet with No Sun
Astronomers have discovered a very unusual planet roaming freely through the galaxy. The planet is about 80 light years from Earth and is believed to be about six times more massive than Jupiter. The interesting thing…
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Scientists Realize Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Is Actually a Comet after Three Decades

Scientists Realize Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Is Actually a Comet after Three Decades
This story proves that sometimes even really smart people get things horribly wrong. For the last 30 years, astronomers have believed that a massive object known as Don Quixote was a near-Earth asteroid. In fact, the…
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Opal ADAM Gets LED Starlight Sky Option: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car

Opal ADAM Gets LED Starlight Sky Option: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car
GM-owned automotive manufacturer Opel hasn’t sold cars in the United States in decades. However, in Europe, Opel has been selling vehicles continuously for quite a long time. One of the vehicles that Opel offers that I’ve…
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Comet ISON Could Outshine the Moon – If It Survives the Sun

Comet ISON Could Outshine the Moon – If It Survives the Sun
Next year could be a very good year for watching comets. A comet was discovered this past September that is expected to fly within 1.2 million miles of the center of the Sun on November 28,…
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ISERV Camera Headed to the International Space Station

ISERV Camera Headed to the International Space Station
The International Space Station is set to get a new camera that is specifically designed to image the Earth. The camera is called ISERV and it was launched on board the Japanese Aerospace exploration Agencies HTV-3…
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Astronomers Discover Giant Asteroid Only Four Days before Earth Flyby

Astronomers Discover Giant Asteroid Only Four Days before Earth Flyby
Distances in space can be a little bit confusing because what science considers close is in reality usually very, very far away. Take for instance the giant asteroid that was discovered on June 10 by Siding…
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NASA Launching NuSTAR X-Ray Telescope Today to Search for Black Holes

NASA Launching NuSTAR X-Ray Telescope Today to Search for Black Holes
NASA is set to launch a new X-ray telescope into orbit today. The telescope will be on a two-year mission to see objects that lurk at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy and galaxies beyond.…
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ESA Proba-2 Satellite Records Awesome Video of Venus Solar Transit

ESA Proba-2 Satellite Records Awesome Video of Venus Solar Transit
I’ve been telling my kids for a week now that last night we were going watch Venus creep across the face of the Sun. Naturally, when the time came, it was cloudy and we couldn’t see…
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Last Chance to See the Transit of Venus for over 100 Years

Last Chance to See the Transit of Venus for over 100 Years
If you’re the sort geek who likes to look at the stars and other celestial events, you want to have an eye turned to the sky around sunset next Tuesday, June 5, 2012 to view the…
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Sky-Watching Geeks are in for a Treat This Weekend with a Supermoon

Sky-Watching Geeks are in for a Treat This Weekend with a Supermoon
We don’t talk about too much space stuff around here, but something is going to happen this week that is rare and is definitely worth a mention. The moon will be much closer to Earth than…
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Canon Unveils EOS 60Da DSLR Specifically for Astronomers

Canon Unveils EOS 60Da DSLR Specifically for Astronomers
Canon has unveiled a new DSLR camera that is designed specifically to allow astronomers to take better pictures. The camera has a modified infrared filter and low noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity. What that means…
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