STAFF BLOG ASTRO BOB Curiosity rover ramps up for road trip to Glenelg
Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to Glenelg we go! Scientists with the Mars mission have chosen Curiosity's first exploration destination, a little place nicknamed Glenelg (after a village in Scotland) near t... Posted on 8/18/12 at 11:16 AM
How do you picture the solar system? Most of us imagine the eight planets as colorful balls of varying sizes moving in orbits that comfortably fit within the confines of our computer screens. Check out this fun simulator to see how it really is.
Don't forget to look both ways. You can hardly cross the street but another asteroid comes flying by. Last night astronomers discovered a new object named 2014 EC that will miss the planet by just 48,000 miles.
Pallas - second asteroid discovered and second largest. Being number two isn't all that bad. Less pressure than number one and yet you still keep a foot in the spotlight. Find out how to see and root for #2 this month.
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