Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 15, 2018

Mars is about half the size of Earth and like Earth it is a rocky planet. By studying these rocks scientists have been able to show that Mars once had large amounts of liquid water on its surface.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 14, 2018

This year, two missions will visit asteroids with the goal to return samples to Earth. In June JAXA mission Hayabusa 2 will visit Ryugu and in October NASA mission OSIRI-REx will visit Bennu.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 13, 2018

Look to the north at 9pm and you will find the Big Dipper. If you follow the curve of its handle it will point you to the bright red giant star Arcturus. This star is about 25 times larger than the sun.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 12, 2018

On May 5 NASA will launch the next Mars lander called InSight. This mission is intended to study the crust, mantle and core of Mars. This is the first robotic mission to study the interior of Mars.