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Waxing Gibbous

Earths natural satellite, Luna, in it's Waxing Gibbous phase.

Partial Eclipse 2017

Maximum coverage from Morgantown, WV

Total Solar Eclipse Montage

A montage of the eclipse as seen from Glenrock, WY

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

On a Tuesday in February

by Tom Spencer

November 17, 2016

My space story begins on February 20, 1962. Most of you will recognize the date. I was in the fourth grade. Our class had watched the progress of John Glenn's flight during the school day. When school was out, we were supposed to have a Cub Scout meeting, but that didn't happen. Instead, we all gathered around my friend's little black-and-white TV in his basement.

We knew that there was a possible malfunction. Had the heat shield inadvertently deployed? Would John burn up as the capsule re-entered the earth's atmosphere? No one knew, not even John, as it turned out. So ... more »

The Birth of a Vocation

by Cyndia

November 16, 2016

As far as I can remember, I've always been interested in Science. So, in a certain way, I've always loved Space. But, at first, it wasn't my favourite subject. I was more interested in pyramids, dinosaurs, human evolution, etc. Then, for my 6th birthday, my mother bought me a book about Space. That book introduced me with the Solar System, the Big Bang, black holes and galaxies. I was so fascinated by all that stuff, I could spent hours alone with that book, trying to understand the universe. During the following years, my love for Space became bigger and stronger, ... more »

Mineralogy of other worlds

by Dr John Metcalf-Johansen

November 16, 2016

I'm very interested in the mineralogy and astrobiology of other worlds, especially those in our own Solar System. This is why I became a mineralogist in the first place. I'm very happy for The Planetary Report and news about space exploration. And would've enjoyed being a scientist at NASA, but alas I live in Denmark!

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