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Event: Summer Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Event: Summer Stargazing Nights - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events

When: Fri, Aug 7, 2020 - CLOSED

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Summer Stargazing Nights! Tonight's forecast for t-storms, rain, and clouds will keep us closed. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events
  • On: Fri, 3 Jan 2020 20:39:16 EST

Celebration of Space - August 7, 2020

Celebration of Space - August 7, 2020

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

We often plan a rather large event for the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, though due to the current pandemic we have modified our plans for the 2020 Perseid shower event. We will host two consecutive events. One on Tuesday, August 11 and another on Wednesda...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 7 Aug 2020 14:39:32 EDT

This is What the Solar System Really Looks Like

Reported by Universe Today

At first glance, it looks like something from an alien autopsy. A strange organ cut from a xenomorph’s thorax, under the flickering lights of an operating room in a top secret government facility, with venous tendrils dangling down to the floor, drip...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 22:49 +0000

Beyond the Fermi Paradox V: What is the Aestivation Hypothesis?

Reported by Universe Today

Is it possible that the aliens are not hiding, but sleeping and waiting for the Universe to get better? The post Beyond the Fermi Paradox V: What is the Aestivation Hypothesis? appeared first on Universe Today. ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:12 +0000

Jupiter's huge moon Ganymede may have the largest impact scar in the solar system

Jupiter's huge moon Ganymede may have the largest impact scar in the solar system

Reported by Space.com

Scientists have discovered what they believe may be the largest impact crater in the entire solar system, with scars covering a vast portion of Jupiter's huge moon, Ganymede....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:44 +0000

Poop stains visible from space reveal hidden colonies of Antarctic penguins

Poop stains visible from space reveal hidden colonies of Antarctic penguins

Reported by Space.com

There might be nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than previously thought....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:00 +0000