Thanks to new information from the European Space Agency's Planck space telescope, the universe has been revealed to be about 80 million years older than previously thought, is expanding slightly slower, has less dark energy, and contains more dark matter and ordinary matter.
On February 15th, a small asteroid plunged into Earth’s atmosphere over Russia, causing damage and injuries. Nobody saw it coming. The same day, astronomers expected asteroid 2012DA14 to make a very close, but harmless, approach to Earth. Both events captured media attention worldwide. It was an educational opportunity not to be missed!