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A proactive approach to apocalyptic scenarios: Join us for a distinguished lecture Jan. 16 on finding near-earth objects — before they find us
January 14, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Of all the natural disasters that could befall us, only an Earth impact by a large comet or asteroid has the potential to end civilization in a single blow. Yet these near-Earth objects also offer tantalizing clues to our solar system’s origins, and someday could even serve as stepping-stones for space exploration. Dr. Donald Yeomans […]

This month, see a ‘Hairy Star!’
February 20, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

An unexpected visitor graces our skies this month.  Comet Lulin is now visible through binoculars in late evening and morning skies.  It makes its closest approach to Earth on February 24, when it may even be dimly visible to the naked eye! photo credit: tlindenbaum Comets are made of ice and dust and are often […]



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