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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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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