Event: Summer Stargazing Nights

Event: Summer Stargazing Nights

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday July 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Stargazing Nights! Tonight we will open the Observatory and Sky Theatre at 7:30 offering fabulous astronomy experiences. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:17:21 EDT

Gullies on Mars Likely Not Carved by Liquid Water, NASA Says

Reported by Space.com

Gullies that lace the surface of Mars look similar to those carved out on Earth by flowing water — but a new study shows that the life-giving liquid likely did not create the Martian features....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:01:00 EDT

Mystery Solved: Black Holes Twist Space-Time Like Taffy

Reported by Space.com

Black holes twist space like taffy and create vortices of gravitational force, a new study suggests. The discovery solves a 30-year-old mystery about black holes....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:48:00 EDT

NASA Estimates SpaceX 2018 Mars Mission Will Cost Only $300 Million

Reported by Universe Today

Ever since Musk founded SpaceX is 2002, with the intention of eventually colonizing Mars, every move he has made has been the subject of attention. And for the past two years, a great deal of this attention has been focused specifically on the development...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:41:11 +0000

Chinese Fireball Freaks Out Las Vegas

Reported by Universe Today

Seeing a fireball erupt in the sky is not an unusual occurrence. Especially during late July, when the Delta Aquirid meteor shower is so near to peaking. At times like this, dozens of fiery objects can be observed streaking across the atmosphere. But on t...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:02:24 +0000

Crimes in Space: Whose Law Will We Use?

Reported by Space.com

As more people gain access to space, criminal acts will seed a new kind of law and order....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:53:00 EDT

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