• February 25, 2021

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Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: 30 Years Ago – Voyager 2 Makes

Picture it: Our solar system, August 25, 1989. NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft makes a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up look at the solar system’s eighth planet. This event would mark the end of the Voyager mission’s Grand Tour of the four gas giants—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Since that time, no […]Read More

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: The Best in Space for 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, I wanted to take a look back at some of the best space stories of the year and tell you about some really cool upcoming events for 2019. Earlier this year, we watched as SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launched in February sending Elon Musk’s Tesla (piloted by Starman) out into […]Read More

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: Is Mars Still Volcanically Active?

Since its discovery, Mars has always been a place of wonder for us Earthlings. From long ago beliefs that the deep canyons seen in telescopes were forged by water, to fear of invasion from little green men. Mars fires the imagination of sci-fi literature and films, as well as the real science of current and […]Read More