• SAGANet is looking for science mentors! We need YOU!

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    It’s fall. Imagine yourself in elementary school. You’re waiting at the bus stop with your Ninja Turtle back pack, No. 2 pencils, trapper keeper, and reebok pumps. Oh yeah. You were ready (or at least I’ve totally dated myself). Judging as you are now reading this blog, I imagine you are a scientist or a science enthusiast. Something along your journey through adolescence (perhaps a parent, teacher, tv show, a piece of art…etc) had sparked your interest in science, most likely around the time of middle school

  • #TBT #Astrobiology a new look at an old meme

    It’s thursday, and everyone is posting hilarious old-skool photos of their former awkward selves and it’s AH-MAZING! Here at PaleBlueBlog, we thought we should science up this weekly social media event by sharing some of our favorite science related memes.

    Remember when these were a thing?!

    #TBT #AstrobiologyThis one was created by yours truly, Julia DeMarines (<– click for awkward TBT).

    Happy Thursday everyone!

    Julia

     

     

  • This is the new blog. Same as the old blog.

    Hi, everyone. Shawn here. So, since I moved into our new house I haven’t been blogging much. Or at all. And when I look in the mirror, this is who I see:

    So I’m bringing some awesome friends into the blog, as co-lead people, to help generate more content. Let me introduce you all to them.

    First up, we have Julia DeMarines (@LifeNSpace). Julia has some great blogging chops, having been the official blogger for two science ocean drilling cruises (aboard the vessels JOIDES Resolution: Expedition 350, and the

  • A visit to Kepler-10c

    I’ve been busy raising my kid and moving us into a new house, which is the reason for the non-posts. I didn’t even have TV for about a month, so I couldn’t even do my live-blogging of Cosmos.

    Fortunately, my colleague and (more importantly) good friend Ravi Kopparapu is picking up the slack. Ravi just put up a blog post about the recently-discovered exoplanet, Kepler-10c. I’m reposting it here with his permission. It’s a great read, and I suggest you check out the other fantastic stuff he’s been writing at his blog, “Third Planet Me.

    Here’s read on for Ravi’s post

  • The Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon

    Hey everyone! I hope you enjoyed the lunar eclipse last month. For more on what we can look forward to this month, including a potential (pretty, not necessarily dangerous) meteor shower check out Gordon Johnston’s monthly primer on astronomical happenings. As always, thanks Gordon!
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    The next full Moon will be in one week, on Wednesday afternoon, May 14, 2014. The Moon will be “opposite” the Sun as seen from the Earth (i.e., 180 degrees from the Sun in Earth-based longitude) at 3:16 pm EDT. The Moon will appear full for about 3 days centered on this time,