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I'm a graphic designer and space blogger living in Rhode Island. My love of astronomy and space exploration has driven me to create LightsInTheDark.com, a blog about the exploration of our amazing solar system. I also write for Universe Today.

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Nov 12, 2014 02:52 PM ET
This summer ESA's Venus Express spacecraft daringly dipped into the upper atmosphere of our neighboring planet during a risky but successful aerobraking maneuver. Continue reading →
Nov 4, 2014 11:20 AM ET
It's often said where there's smoke, there's fire -- but the only fire here is the reddish glow from vast clouds of ionized hydrogen, set alight by the powerful UV radiation pouring out of nearby hot young stars. Continue reading →
Oct 28, 2014 10:53 AM ET
Methane ice particles has been detected high inside a thick hood of clouds capping the moon's north pole -- confirming some models of how Titan's atmosphere works. Continue reading →
Oct 22, 2014 11:39 AM ET
Heavy metal ferroelectric "snow" may cover Venus' highest mountain peaks, boosting the alien nature of Earth's weird 'twin.' Continue reading →
Oct 16, 2014 05:42 PM ET
It's the most shocking space news of the 21st century -- literally! Continue reading →
Oct 14, 2014 07:00 AM ET
Only 33 million years ago -- that's only 'last week' in geologic timescales -- volcanoes were erupting on the lunar surface. Continue reading →
Aug 14, 2014 02:54 PM ET
As the European comet-chasing spacecraft gets closer to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, some stunning imagery is being returned. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2014 04:20 PM ET
As hurricanes take aim at Hawaii, astronomers in Hawaii aimed their telescopes at storms raging on another planet: distant Uranus. Continue reading →
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