Andrew Fazekas

Today, National Geographic Live announces its fall 2016 season lineup featuring some of the best explorers, photographers and adventurers in their fields. The broad range of programming, which will be presented at National Geographic’s downtown headquarters, continues Nat Geo Live’s long-standing tradition of offering quality events featuring bold people and transformative ideas to multi-generational audiences in the Washington metropolitan region. This fall, for the……

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Update November 7, 2014: NASA scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, report that analyses by the MAVEN mission and other Mars-orbiting spacecraft reveal that the red planet likely enjoyed a nighttime meteor shower due to the comet. Thousands of shooting star likely crossed the Martian sky on the evening of October 19….

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A spooky celestial sky show delights sky-watchers this week, in anticipation of October’s Halloween holiday, by offering everything from shooting stars to a solar disappearing act to ghostly light from beyond. Orionids peak. In the predawn hours of Tuesday, October 21, and the following mornings, the Orionid meteor shower peaks, with as many as 20 shooting stars…

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The blood moon passes over the National Mall in Washington, D.C. early Wednesday morning, October 8, 2014. The moon blushed red for sky-watchers across North America and much of the Pacific region early this morning, offering prime views of a total lunar eclipse. (Video: “Time-Lapse: Blood Moon Over The National Mall.”) For more than two hours,…

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A flock of celestial ducks take flight in a stunning new snapshot released on Wednesday, offering astronomers a lesson on how stars are made and sky-watchers a reminder of a fun viewing opportunity. Using the keen digital eye of the 7.2-foot (2.2-meter) telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile, astronomers have revealed the Wild Duck…

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When it comes to galaxies, it’s survival of the largest. Monster galaxies grow by cannibalizing their smaller neighbors, instead of birthing new stars on their own. In a new study, led by Aaron Robotham of the University of Western Australia, that looked at 22,000 galaxies, astronomers found that the more massive the galaxy, the more it…

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  Ever look up and wonder how many stars are out there in the night sky, and where did all these stars come from? Now astronomers have actually counted every single twinkling star visible from the night skies of Earth—and the number is astounding. Using the giant 8.2-foot (2.5-meter) glass eye of the Isaac Newton…

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