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Why Save the Sky?

One at a time, street by street, town by town, we can save the sky.

Today’s Partial Solar Eclipse

North Americans will enjoy a partial solar eclipse this afternoon. Read more to find out the best ways to view the eclipse!

Newer Horizons Beyond Pluto

New Horizons is going to reach Pluto in July, 2015. What happens after that?

Welcome to Mars, MAVEN and MOM!

Meet Mars’ two newest moons, MAVEN and MOM.

Instruments selected for Mars 2020, NASA’s latest rover

NASA recently revealed the scientific instruments for Mars 2020, the next Mars rover and the first step in an ambitious sample return campaign.

AAS digital switch a long time coming?

The AAS will no longer print physical copies of its flagship journals the ApJ and AJ. What does this mean for our field?

The Spitzer Space Telescope: An Uncertain Future

Ten years after launch, financial problems may mean the demise of the Spitzer space telescope. Today, we review its history and discuss its possible future.

Under Further Review

Last week, NASA held the 2014 astrophysics senior review in Washington, the results of which will determine the fate of 11 missions.

Life, the Universe and Everything Explained

Why resort to complicated theories that involve mysterious, unknown forces and states of matter? The geocentric model of the Universe nicely explains 1st century C.E. data.

BICEP2 results: inflation and the tensor modes

BICEP2 results show a 5.3 sigma detection of gravitational waves from inflation’s imprint on the cosmic microwave background (CMB).

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