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  • NASA JSC Pathways Intern | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com
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    NASA Pathways Intern Program

    Ever since I went to Space Camp in the 8th grade (and again in the 9th), I’ve wanted to work for NASA. What I’ve wanted to do at NASA has constantly…

  • Solar System Planets | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com
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    What is a Planet?

    While it’s quite easy to name a few of the planets in our Solar System, it’s a much harder task to define what a planet actually is. In fact, until quite…

  • How To Use A Star Chart | www.cupakesandthecosmos.com
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    How To Use A Star Chart

    If you’ve ever wanted to navigate the night sky, this post is for you! Today I’m sharing how to use a star chart. After reading this article (and with a little…

  • NASA Nerd Style for Fun | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com
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    SPACE WEEK: What To Expect

    When I first started my blog, I wanted it to be a place of inspiration and discovery, both for others and for myself. I wanted to use this space as a…

  • February 2016 Star Gazer's Guide | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com
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    Star Gazer’s Guide {February 2016}

    Here are this month’s best astronomical events that you can view right from your backyard. Below is a stunning picture captured of a heart-shaped lenticular cloud that formed over Mount Cook National Park…

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    Star Gazer’s Guide {January 2016}

    Happy Wednesday, friends! I decided to try something a little different this month with respect to the Star Gazer’s Guides. Instead of doing a weekly post (past weeks here), I decided to…

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    Star Gazer’s Guide {Dec. 17-23}

    Here are this week’s best astronomical events that you can view right from your backyard. Below is a spectacular image of the Horsehead Nebula, named so because of its resemblance to a…

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    Star Gazer’s Guide {Dec. 10-16}

    Here are this week’s best astronomical events that you can view right from your backyard. Below is a grouping of reflection nebulae in Orion–NGC 1977, NGC 1975, and NGC 1973. These…

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    Star Gazer’s Guide {Dec. 3-9}

    Here are this week’s best astronomical events that you can view right from your backyard. Below is a picture of the Flaming Star Nebula, featured on APOD this week. Although the star…