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    Friday, October 07, 2022

    DAY NEWSROOM: Special Sections Editor

    Melissa Babcock

    Special Sections Editor
    m.babcock@shorepublishing.com

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    Melissa Babcock

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    By Melissa Babcock

    Call me crazy, but I like turning the clocks back an hour like we did last weekend. Anything that adds stargazing time to the evening is a good thing in my book, and nigh...
    October is a fun month for stargazers. The Orionids meteor shower caused by debris from Halley’s comet peaks on Oct. 21. Both Mercury and Venus, the only two planets betw...
    Part four in a series on life after a breast cancer diagnosis at age 31. When you’re going through cancer, or any personal challenge, it’s priceless to have others c...
    Sunday, Sept. 27, will bring the second of this year’s three supermoons, as well as the closest full moon of the year (a super-duper moon?). Most exciting of all is that ...
    Part three in a series on life after a breast cancer diagnosis at age 31. On June 3 I began three months and six days (but who’s counting?) of chemotherapy, to take ...
    With every new discovery in the hunt for life outside of our solar system, it seems we’re inching closer to meeting our extraterrestrial counterparts. Many people feel th...
    Part two in a series on life after a breast cancer diagnosis at age 31. The weeks following my breast cancer diagnosis were a whirlwind of appointments, meetings, te...
    Pluto was in its final months as an official planet when NASA launched its New Horizons spacecraft on Jan. 19, 2006. Debates about its demotion to dwarf planet have conti...
    My breast cancer story began like that of so many other women — I noticed a lump. What separates me from most of them is that I was just 31 years old when I found mine — ...
    By the time this column runs, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft should have run out of fuel and slammed into the planet Mercury’s surface at around 9,000 miles per hour. The 9-...