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Every year around the time of the summer solstice, the International Space Station orbits in near constant sunlight for several weeks, never dipping into Earth's shadow. For us landlubbers, we get to see it make pass after pass from dusk till dawn. Read post here .
Can you see stars in daylight? The sun of course, but there are others if you know just where to look. Or if you cheat a little. Read post here .
Meet Duluth, a desk-sized chunk of rock once lapped by the waves of an ancient Martian lake. Roger Wiens, 58, the project leader for the ChemCam instrument on the Mars Curiosity rover and Duluth native, couldn't be happier to see his hometown chosen as the name of the 3.5-billion-year-old slab of sedimentary rock.
Meet Duluth, a desk-sized chunk of rock once lapped by waves in an ancient Martian lake. Read post here .
A small hole in the sun's magnetic overcoat is blowing solar particles our way that could spark an aurora tonight. Don't miss the Venus and Moon show the next two nights. Read post here .
Sometimes one gets away. Or does it? Astronomers who found and lost an asteroid found it again just in time to see it zip by Earth. Read post here .
Time to spread those little wings and fly! NASA will send a helicopter to the Red Planet for the Mars 2020 rover mission. Read post here .
In the heart of our home, the Milky Way galaxy, a black hole with a mass of 4.3 millions suns grows. Now, it has company — up 20,000 bite-sized black holes! Read post here .
The images are incredible. Hissing lava heedlessly crossing roads, gardens, engulfing cars and setting homes on fire. All the result of a major and deadly eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. Where does all that sloppy rock come from? Read post here .
I just know you've seen it already. The big, pale yellow "star" that comes up in the southeastern sky near the end of twilight. That's Jupiter! Read post here .