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By Susie Murph on June 21, 2018 in

Asteroid Day, the official United Nations’ day of global awareness and education about asteroids, has announced worldwide events for the week of 25-30 June. Co-founded by astrophysicist and famed musician Dr. Brian May of the rock group Queen, Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, filmmaker Grig Richters, and B612 president Danica Remy, Asteroid Day began with […]

By Susie Murph on November 28, 2017 in

Welcome to the 537th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. So now, on to this week’s stories! First up, the Urban Astronomer podcast this week features Lee Annamalai in his capacity at the CSIR (Center […]

By jagrier on October 20, 2017 in

Impact craters come in all sizes, because impactors come in all sizes. At the smallest size are microscopic particles of dust. They may be tiny, but as noted in the last post, they are traveling very fast, and so they impact with plenty of energy. On a world like the Earth, little bits of dust […]

By jagrier on October 6, 2017 in

Several of the mapping tasks here at CQ include marking the size and position of impact craters. Why is this so important, and how does so much science come out of these measurements? We’ll answer these questions in a series of posts about impact craters, starting here with Impact Events. Impact craters are the scars […]

By Susie Murph on October 28, 2016 in

(This is a guest post from one of our Cosmoquest partners, Dr. Keely Finkelstein of the McDonald Observatory at University of Texas at Austin) One of CosmoQuest’s goals is to develop useful curriculum materials for teachers to use in the class room. One of the ways we do this is by working with a group […]