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Blog Post First Look at Faraway Worlds At long last, two teams of scientists have directly glimpsed the feeble light of planets orbiting distant stars through the lenses... November 26, 2008 Blog Post Watch Tonight's Asimov Memorial Debate at Watch the 2013 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate, moderated by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson at the American Museum... March 20, 2013 Blog Post Scientists Track Remarkable Asteroid Crash For the first time, scientists have discovered meteorites from a previously tracked asteroid in space after fragments landed in the... April 6, 2009 Blog Post SKY REPORTER: August 2011 What's up in the night sky for August 2011. August 1, 2011 Blog Post March Mammal Madness: Round One! The “Name Your Ancestor” contest resulted in more than 1,000 name suggestions for the hypothetical common placental ancestor that... March 12, 2013 Blog Post SKY REPORTER: December 2012 The Curiosity rover begins digging on Mars, and other celestial highlights. December 1, 2012 Blog Post Chris Raxworthy: Searching for Reptiles on Indian Ocean Islands In January 2013, Museum Curator Christopher Raxworthy set out on a Constantine S. Niarchos Expedition to several island groups in... June 20, 2013 Blog Post Researchers Lead Google+ Hangout About Recent Microbial Study Assistant Curator Eunsoo Kim and Curator Rob DeSalle answered questions about recent microbial research in a Google Science Fair... June 25, 2013 Blog Post The Search for Slow Lorises Museum postdoctoral researcher Mary Blair recently traveled to Vietnam to search for nocturnal primates called slow lorises. Blair... April 12, 2013 Policy Loans Under certain circumstances, material from the collection may be loaned to researchers for a period of six months. Loans are not... Video Life in Water: Vertebrates - Breathing Fish are among the few vertebrates that can breathe underwater. Like humans, fish need oxygen to survive—but water contains far less... Audio From the Vault: the 2008 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate In anticipation of the 2014 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate, "Selling Space," listen in on the debate from 2008, titled "Mining... February 20, 2014