The Brightest Lights: 12 Awesome Space Stories of 2013

What a year for space exploration! With 2013 coming to a close I thought I would look back on some of the biggest news in space that I’ve featured here on Lights in the Dark. Rather than a “top ten” list, as is common with these year-end reviews, I’m going to do more of a…

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with peace, happiness, health and, of course, new discoveries! (Can you even believe it’s 2013??) “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan  

Lights in the Dark: 2011 in review

Thanks to all my readers and subscribers for making 2011 another great year! Here’s to more exploration in 2012! Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 150,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days…

Happy New Year from the ISS!

2011 has given us many amazing images and videos of our planet from the International Space Station, which received its last US-built components this year during the STS-133 and 134 shuttle missions. The Expedition 30 crew now aboard the ISS will ring in 2012 from orbit, and they have recorded the video above to wish…