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Watch as the European Space Agency tries to land on a comet

Tune in Wednesday as the European Space Agency tries to land a scientific probe on a comet.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:59pm EST

Tags: European Space Agency, comet,

Watch Comet Siding Spring as it passes Mars

On Sunday, Oct. 19, Earthlings and a handful of spacecraft can witness an awesome celestial spectacle live as it happens.

Saturday - 10/18/2014, 07:09pm EDT

Tags: space place, science

Don't miss the total lunar eclipse

The early morning hours of October 8th will provide area skywatchers a pretty sight - a total lunar eclipse.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 07:04am EDT

Tags: space place, lunar eclipse,

More indications there is life in outer space

Three new research articles show that the conditions for life as we know it here on Earth exist in the universe.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 07:27am EDT

Tags: space place, Sun, Earth, life, water

Maven to enter Mars orbit Sunday night

It's not everyday you can have a live ringside seat to a spacecraft entering a robot around another planet.

Monday - 09/22/2014, 12:01am EDT

Tags: Mars, maven, NASA, space place

Saturday is 'International Observe the Moon Night'

Be on the lookout for celebrations in the D.C. area and beyond.

Saturday - 09/06/2014, 05:20pm EDT

Tags: space place

Supermoon to outshine meteor showers this week

A supermoon Sunday will compete with the ongoing Perseid meteor shower for top billing with sky watchers.

Sunday - 08/10/2014, 09:12pm EDT

Tags: supermoon, Perseid meteor shower

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At Shenandoah National Park, the Earth touches the sky

WTOP columnist Greg Redfern visited Shenandoah National Park this past Friday to discuss asteroids and comets.

Saturday - 07/26/2014, 06:17pm EDT

Tags: The Space Place, Shenandoah National Park

A personal take on the legendary moon landing

On this day, WTOP columnist Greg Redfern remembers the 1969 moon landing.

Sunday - 07/20/2014, 05:27pm EDT

Tags: The Space Place, Apollo 11

Mercury and Venus close in pre-dawn sky

Mercury and Venus will be close to one another in the early morning skies over the next few days.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 11:49am EDT

Tags: space place, Venus, mercury

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