Andrew Fraknoi

Apr. 11, 2014

Up Close With the Lunar Eclipse

The lunar eclipse on Tuesday, April 15, will be visible from all over North and South America.

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Nov. 22, 2013

ISON: The Comet of the Century . . . or Is It?

As Comet ISON skirts the sun, it could be destroyed—or emerge, even more spectacular than before.

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Jan. 04, 2013

A Journey to the Oort Cloud, Where Comets Are Born

The comet ISON, discovered by two amateur astronomers last year, will zoom past the Earth next fall. But where did it come from?

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Jan. 06, 2012

Winter Wonderland? Wonder No Longer

A panel of experts discusses the different scientific phenomena that combine to make up the winter season.

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Aug. 13, 2010

SETI Throws A Party

SETIcon celebrates all things extraterrestrial this weekend.

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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