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Hale-Bopp: The Bright and Tragic Comet

Hale-Bopp was an unusually bright comet that flew by Earth, reaching its closest approach to the planet in 1997. It was most spectacular in the Northern Hemisphere and visible to the naked eye for about 18 months.

Hale-Bopp: The Bright and Tragic Comet

Hale-Bopp was an unusually bright comet that flew by Earth, reaching its closest approach to the planet in 1997. It was most spectacular in the Northern Hemisphere and visible to the naked eye for about 18 months.

Some Strange Science Will Launch Into Space This Week for NASA

This Thursday, crystallizing proteins from the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a dizzying virtual-reality system, ultratiny membranes and the “Refabricator” — a device that turns waste into 3D-printing filament — will all be shooting into space.

Vintage Pines Pillow Pattern

Vintage Pines Pillow Pattern is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! Today I have one of my favorite makes this year, it’s my Vintage Pines Pillow pattern and I think it goes perfectly with my festive Vintage Christmas Pillow too!   This pattern is 100% pieced and is fairly easy to complete in just a few hours and it’s perfect for beginners! It’s also a great scrap buster as…

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2019 Daily Planner

2019 Daily Planner is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! Honestly I can’t believe 2018 is almost over, this year flew by in a whirlwind of crazy for us! But 2019 is quickly approaching, and so I thought I’d better release the 2019 Daily Planner! Even though I’m a homeschooler, I’m also a work-at-home mama, and then we have all of our personal commitments so I really wanted…

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When and How to Introduce Chinese Characters to Kids?

Kids will learn to read when they are ready, but everybody benefits from early exposure to Chinese characters! Here are tips of how to cultivate interest, attention span, and print awareness and recommended first Chinese characters to teach children!

Books about 12 Major Chinese Festivals (Simplified and Traditional Chinese)

Beautiful collection of Chinese Festivals Stories in simplified and traditional Chinese! These books give an authentic overview of Chinese holidays.
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NASA’s Restored Mission Control Consoles Touch Down in Houston

NASA’s efforts to restore its Apollo-era Mission Control has given new meaning to “We’re go, Flight!” The call, which 50 years ago was in reference to the flight director, could now also apply to the consoles that flew aboard NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft.

NASA’s Restored Mission Control Consoles Touch Down in Houston

NASA’s efforts to restore its Apollo-era Mission Control has given new meaning to “We’re go, Flight!” The call, which 50 years ago was in reference to the flight director, could now also apply to the consoles that flew aboard NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft.

In Photos: Rocket Lab and Its Electron Booster

Rocket Lab aims to make space far more accessible via its Electron booster, which is designed to launch small payloads to orbit for about $5 million per liftoff. See photos of Electron in action here.

Expedition 57: The Space Station Mission in Photos

In 2018, three astronauts flew the 57th mission to the International Space Station, a trip that included much science, dazzling views and a harrowing launch abort for other crewmembers. See photos of the mission here.

Thoughtworthy (Conference Registrations, Current Read Alouds, Blue Blockers, and MORE!)

This post contains affiliate links. :: 1 :: I’m speaking at Great Homeschool Conventions again this year. I’ll be at two of them: Texas and California. Registration opened October 1st and now is the time to get the cheapest pricing, so if you know you’re going, might as well register.   :: 2 :: Speaking of […]

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Best Space Photography Books

Here are Space.com writers’ and editors’ picks for photo collections and astrophotography books that will transport you to other worlds.

Where Are All the Aliens? ‘Out There’ Book Excerpt

In ‘Out There’ (Grand Central Publishing, 2018), Space.com senior writer Mike Wall tackles the search for alien life from many different angles and discusses humanity’s drive to get off its natal rock. Read an excerpt from the new book here.

Best Telescopes for the Money – 2018 Reviews and Guide

Here are the best telescopes for the money. Our top picks include recommendations for city dwellers, hobbyists and gift -givers, as well as budget picks. Our editors have selected a few of the best options in each of five categories.

Ghostly Orange Light Envelopes Earth During Rare Airglow

An eerie, marmalade-colored light show made Earth look like a gigantic orange lollipop early this morning (Nov. 7), prompting an astronaut aboard the International Space Station to snap a photo of it to share with Earthlings down below.

Christmasville Table Runner Pattern

Christmasville Table Runner Pattern is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! I have another new Christmas pattern for you today! I’m calling this one my Christmasville Table Runner, isn’t it so fun and festive? I love everything about this, but mostly I love that it’s super easy and you can make it in just an afternoon! This pattern is 100% pieced and is super  scrap friendly! For this project…

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Give Me A Hearing Heart, Lord

The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. Isaiah 50:4 (NIV 1984) My personal ‘Morning Time’ starts as I wake up, reach for The Cloud of Witness on my bedside table and read […]

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This Planetary Scientist Is Now a Certified Genius

It’s not every day you meet a bona fide genius — much less become one. But that’s exactly what happened to Sarah Stewart, a planetary scientist at the University of California, Davis, when she became one of the MacArthur Foundation’s 25 fellows for 2018