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Perseids From the Sky

Top 10 Perseid Meteor Shower Facts

<div class=”multiPageItem slideContainer” data-cycle-pager-template=” Intro ” readability=”38.191640378549″> Perseids From the Sky Credit: NASA/MSFC/D. Moser, NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office Every August, the night sky is peppered with little bits of comet debris in what we call the annual Perseid meteor shower . In 2016, the Perseids will peak on Aug. 12 and 13, with up to […]

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Solar System Facts: A Guide to Things Orbiting Our Sun

Our solar system is a vast place, with lots of mostly empty space between planets. But out there are comets, asteroids and more rocky, frozen objects (including dwarf planets) yet to be discovered in the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud.Credit: NASA The solar system is made up of the sun and everything that orbits around […]

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HAT P7b Light Curves-Magnified

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Kepler's Primary Mirror

Technicians from Ball Aerospace inspected the honeycomb structure of the Kepler Space Telescope’s primary mirror. The mirror has been 86% light-weighted; that is, it only weighs 14% of amount that a solid mirror of the same dimensions would. The mirror blank was made by Corning Glass works out of ultra-low expansion glass, or ULE. original

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