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Event: Stargazing Nights

Event: Stargazing Nights

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday April 20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Stargazing Nights! Tonight we will open the Observatory and Sky Theatre at 8:00 offering fabulous astronomy experiences. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Fri, 2 Feb 2018 13:24:48 EST

'Interplanetary Shock Wave' Spawns Electric-Blue Auroras

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A moderate geomagnetic storm kicked up in Earth's skies this morning (April 20), bringing green and rare electric-blue auroras that stretched as far south as Indiana....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EDT

Proton Launches Russian Military Communications Satellite

Reported by Space.com

Russia's Proton rocket launched for the first time this year April 18 with a military communications satellite for the federation's ministry of defense....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:55:00 EDT

Mushroom Clouds Burst Through Neutron Stars, and NASA Can Watch It Happen

Reported by Space.com

The energetic explosions release clouds of debris similar to those launched from nuclear explosions....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:53:00 EDT

Why Should We Believe the Big Bang?

Reported by Space.com

13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:52:00 EDT

On This Day In Space! April 21, 1997: 1st Space Funeral Launches on 'Founders Flight'

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On April 21, 1997, the cremated remains of 24 people were launched into space in the first-ever space funeral. One of those people was Gene Roddenberry, the creator of "Star Trek." See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:00:00 EDT