Friday, October 21, 2011

What's Hot This Week

Halley's Comet to Put on Meteor Show Next Week

by Joe Rao, Skywatching Columnist

If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might try to catch a view of some "cosmic litter" that has been left behind in space by Halley's Comet: the Orionid meteor shower.

The Hazy History of Air on Saturn's Moon Titan

by Shaun McCormack, Astrobiology Magazine Contributor

What rocky moon has a nitrogen-rich atmosphere, Earth-like weather patterns and geology, liquid hydrocarbon seas and a relatively good chance to support life? The answer is Titan, the fascinating moon of Saturn.

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