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5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Dances With Snow Globe, Lordly Rings, and a Jewel Box

Starstruck<p>Our romantic moon roams amid the sky's gems, just ahead of Valentine's Day.<p>Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? Some deep-sky gems come stargazers' way this week, just ahead of the romantic holiday, thanks to Earth's moon pointing the way.<p><b>Zodiacal light.</b> At about an hour after …

Astronomy

Laser-Controlled And See-Through Brains Get Biomedical Prize

In addition to being scientifically important, Karl Deisseroth's research makes for some really cool-looking pictures<p>The scientist who figured out how to make organs see-through and how to control brain cells with laser light is getting a shiny new award today. Psychiatrist Karl Deisseroth, a</i> …

What a Blast! Rosetta Probe Watches Comet in Action

Things are heating up on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and the Rosetta spacecraft is in on the action. Over the past couple of weeks, the European Space Agency's comet-watching probe has captured several images showing jets of dust and gas spewing into space.<p>The jets erupt from beneath the …

Space

See the Double Cluster in Perseus

Tonight, find the gorgeous Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus. It’s a wonderful sight to see, assuming your sky is dark. To see it at this …

Hubble captures 'happy face' in space that smiles for the camera

Hubble say the cosmic 'face' spotted by a contestant in its Hidden Treasures competition is caused by a galactic phenomenon known as gravitational lensing<p>Here's an out-of-this-world space pic that's sure to raise a smile.<p>The stunning image above shows a far away galaxy cluster that appears to be …

The Forgotten Artifacts Neil Armstrong Brought Back From The Moon

His widow discovered a bag in his closet, soon after his death. It seems no one else knew about it, until now.<p>Neil Armstrong, it seems, forgot an important purse in his closet. The white cloth bag, of a type known among astronauts as a McDivitt Purse, held tools, a tether Armstrong used to rest his …

Imperiled Monarch Butterflies Get $3.2 Million From U.S. Government

A new partnership involves government, private donations, and a lot of milkweed.<p>Monarch butterflies have experienced a breathtaking decline in the past 20 years, going from a billion strong in 1996 to roughly 30 million today because of habitat destruction. On Monday, the U.S. government announced …

Was Brian Williams' Story Fib or Folly?

Brian Williams stepped down amid allegations that he's a liar liar pants on fire. The popular news anchor cited concerns that he had become too much a part of the news, after being caught in an apparent lie about his wartime adventures.<p>Williams had claimed that a chinook helicopter he was in had …