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Night Sky Watch: The moon helps Mommyo spot Jupiter, again

Just after sunset tonight, glance up at the full moon. That bright star immediately next to it is Jupiter. Enjoy the view. Related Links:  Top 7 Must-See Sky Events in 2017 (National Geographic)

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Night Sky Watch: The moon helps Mommyo spot Saturn

The moon is really working over time to help me spot things in the night sky this month. Tonight and tomorrow, it’s pairing up with Saturn. The best view is, sadly, just before dawn. Still, Andrew Fazekas at National Geographic tells me … Continue reading

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Asteroid! and Other News of the Week

Before we get to the news on this Veterans Day, we’d like to take a moment to thank our readers who serve–or have served–in our military. Happy Veterans Day and thank you for all that you have done for us. … Continue reading

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In which my daughter rolls some dice and tells another story

As you may recall from an earlier post, my daughter loves playing Story Cubes. During a recent bout, she rolled the following: It was only with great difficulty that I kept her from rolling the dice again.

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Science News Roundup: The Big Splat!

Our top story this week is a new study that claims that early in its history, Earth may have had two moons and that the collision between the two moons is the reason the geology of the far and near … Continue reading

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“Do all astronauts fly in space with just their helmets on?”

After watching an episode of WordWorld in which Frog and three Piglets play hockey on the moon wearing nothing but a helmet, my daughter wanted to know if this behavior was typical. “Do all astronauts fly in space with just … Continue reading

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“Will my balloon fly all the way to the moon?”

My daughter knows the name and precise location of every restaurant within 25 miles that gives out balloons to patrons under 8 and will invariably announce that she is starving whenever we happen to drive by one of them. “Mommyo, … Continue reading

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