astronomy

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After a long winter of what felt like Wisconsin’s own “Polar Vortex,” it’s time to escape from under our roofs and enjoy the longest day of the year. 

How Astronomers Conduct Research

Feb 28, 2014
Bill Jacobus, flickr

When the whole universe is out there to explore, how do astronomers decide what questions they want to ask?

NASA/Carla Thomas

A Milwaukee astronomer is about to take the trip of a lifetime, traveling 45,000 feet into the sky aboard a NASA aircraft.

2013's Top 5 Astronomical Stories

Dec 23, 2013
NASA

Throughout 2013, Dr. Jean Creighton kept her eye on astronomical news. From a fireball in Russia to the Kepler Telescope, Creighton highlights her top five stories of the year.

What Happened to All Those Moon Rocks?

Sep 26, 2013
NASA

The Apollo moon missions (11 through 17, minus the infamous 13) collected more than 800 pounds of moon rock. But whatever happened to those samples?

NASA

Even though it's no longer considered a planet, Pluto still excites the imagination as it skims the outer reaches of our solar system.

NASA/JPL-Caltech

An astrophysicist says the search for extraterrestrial life is about to get interesting.

5 Neat Facts About Neptune's New Moon

Jul 25, 2013
wikipedia.

Scientists have discovered a new moon for Neptune, raising its number of moons to fourteen.

Twinkletoez/Flickr

Whether it’s super, or blue, or crescent, the moon has many faces. But what exactly are they?

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