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Comet ISON Photo Contest for Amateur Astronomers Launched by National Science Foundation CREDIT: by Megan Gannon, News Editor   |   October 27, 2013 10:29am EST Adam Block took this image of comet ISON using a SBIG STX16803 CCD Camera with a 32-inch Schulman Telescope Schulman Telescope atop Mount Lemmon from the University of Arizona’s SkyCenter on

A Visual Guessing Game

Sunday, 10 March 2013 by

Today’s Space Log post is a bit of a visual challenge. Take a look at the image above and try to guess what you think it is. At first glance, the repeating pattern appears much like that of a honeycomb. The color is kind of grayish brown, like rocks or dirt. Do you think this

Next week, some exciting things are happening in the sky and if you live in certain parts of the United States or Asia, you just might get to see them. Sunday May 20 will be the date of an annular solar eclipse, which is what happens when the moon passes directly in front of the

Launching a Healthy Lunch

Tuesday, 06 September 2011 by

Have you ever visited NASA’s Kid’s Club site? You might expect to see tons of cool stuff about space and our solar system on it, but did you know there is also some really great information about the systems inside our bodies…including our digestive system and what types of food we need to eat each day to

Dreaming of Space Travel

Friday, 20 May 2011 by

Today on the Space Log, we’re featuring the artwork of a very talented kid. Matteo Lopez’ Google Doodle, shown above, was the winner in a nationwide contest hosted by the well-known search engine. Doodle 4 Google is a competition where students in grades K-12 are invited to share their talent through art and compete to

Space Out Your Computer

Tuesday, 22 February 2011 by

Have you ever wanted to just sit and stare into space? Maybe you don’t have a telescope or there isn’t much sky visible where you live. Now you can actually stare at your computer screen and feel like you are looking out into the night sky! The above image is just a screen-shot of an application that

It doesn’t take more than a visit to your local supermarket to know that love is in the air. Where tinsel & garland once filled the aisles, huge pink and red hearts now reside. Images of cupid and his love arrows are all over the place, in addition to the amount of flowers, candy and

In the United States of America on Planet Earth, it’s definitely winter. While we’re bundled up in our mittens, having snowball fights and drinking hot cocoa, there are giant worlds out in space called “hot Jupiters” that make even the hottest day of our summer seem downright chilly. Earth’s neighbor, Venus, used to hold the

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Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: Scientists have discovered another RING around Saturn! that textbooks may now need to be rewritten. NASA Astronomers recently found another ring around the planet Saturn — and it’s the biggest one yet. This newly discovered ring stretches about 15 million miles across, which makes a loop big enough to fit

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