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[…] the water cycle on a salty Mars: Planetary science and astrobiology exploration strategies for the next decade Atmosphere-regolith water vapor exchange processes are an important aspect of the Martian water […]

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Lunar Legacy

[…] aspects of their missions. The first group of astronauts to train in northern Arizona—the so-called Next Nine, which included the likes of Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, Frank Borman, and others—also […]

NAAOP History

[…] New Mexico, and Allen Doering, a 5th and 6th grade teacher at the Hopi Polacca Day School in Polacca, Arizona. Both teachers have some experience in astronomy: Mr. Doering has […]

History of Pluto

[…] Slipher sent a telegram to the Harvard College Observatory. From this, officials created Harvard College Observatory Announcement Card 108, which officially announced the new planet’s discovery when circulated the following day.

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Pluto Discovery Telescope

[…] at Lowell Observatory, chiefly by Earl Slipher and Carl Lampland. But the technology of the day severely limited what they could learn. Pluto was never more than a speck on […]

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Pi Day

Next week brings one of the more festive holidays of the year, honoring the principle patron saint of Ireland. This is, of course, St. Patrick’s Day and is held on […]

AstroAlert: The Sun like you’ve never seen it before

[…] more to come not only from DKIST. A new spacecraft called Solar Orbiter will launch next month to give scientists their first close-up look at the Sun’s north and south […]

View From Mars Hill: The Planets and Their Ties to the Days of the Week

[…] the moon circles Earth once per month, and Earth spins on it axis once per day. But what about the week? It is not a naturally occurring phenomenon, but rather […]

Celebrating National Astronomy Day | May 15, 2021

This year, National Astronomy Day falls on May 15, 2021. Read on to learn about how this bi-annual celebration began, and how you can celebrate it from wherever you are […]