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Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Copernicus was Right, Come Out With Me Tonight Edition

Ooooooooh it’s been a long week, hasn’t it? But now it’s Friday, so it’s time to jam. Sometimes, when I’m looking for something to post in this slot every week, I just turn to YouTube and search for science songs. It’s a bit of a crap shoot, but every once …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday! This Stuff is Far, Far, Far Away Edition

Hello, lovely Teen Skepchick readers! How are you doing this fine Friday? It’s about a lot more jammin’. It’s Awesome Sauce Music Friday! This week we’re featuring the musical styling of one George Hrab, host of the Geologic Podcast. This particular song is called “Far.” It’s about how far away …

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Science Sunday: Four Stars, One Planet

While the crowd sourcing of science might be a relatively new idea, the rise of amateur astronomers has certainly made the lives of those scouring the skies a little easier. When huge sections of the heavens have to be checked, there are hundreds of people with telescopes ready more than …


Red (Planet) Rover, Come On Over

On August 5th, something incredible is waiting to be known. NASA’s newest Mars rover, Curiosity, will attempt a landing on the Red Planet. The organization’s scientists and space enthusiasts round this blue planet will be gnawing at their nails, as every bit of information we get will be coming with a …

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Thus Passes Venus: A Lesson in How to Handle Your Binoculars

This is probably a good time to make this confession, before I get to the meat of the article: Astronomy terrifies me.  I don’t just mean that I get nervous when I think about zipping on a space suit and going into orbit 240 miles above the Earth, which I …

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Science Sunday: The Transit of Venus

Do you remember what you were doing eight years ago on June 8th, 2004?  No?  Neither do I, but on that early day in the Northern Hemisphere’s summer, celestial bodies in our solar system were aligning.  The planet Venus’ orbit brought it directly between the Earth and the Sun and …

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History Just Happened and You Should Care

T-minus 13 minutes. It’s 2:31 in the morning. I have important exam things tomorrow. But tonight–or really, very early this morning, history is being made. The first privately owned spacecraft is launching to dock with the International Space Station. I am watching it happen, sharing predictions and capital-letter updates with …


Teen Skepchick Interviews: Gwynne Shotwell

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists, skeptics, and feminists about life, the universe, and everything. Gwynne Shotwell is the powerhouse President of SpaceX, (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation), a space transport company founded in 2002. She was the seventh employee to …