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Kimberly K. Arcand
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Kimberly K. Arcand is the Visualization and Media Production Coordinator for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. She is the principal investigator for the international "Aesthetics and Astronomy" research project. She is also co-author of the popular astronomy book Your Ticket to the Universe with Megan Watzke.

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I Spy: A Horse's Head?

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 3:58 PM

Co-authored with Megan Watzke

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A face in the clouds. Image: Frank Kovalchek, Wikimedia Commons

One of our favorite games to play with our kids (or just ourselves if we're being honest) is trying to find recognizable objects in...

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(Cosmically) Home for the Holidays (PHOTOS)

(6) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 5:50 PM

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An illustration of our Solar System, with its Sun and its eight planets, plus dwarf planets, comets, etc. (Image: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

Whether you brace yourself for the holidays or are actually able to embrace them (or a little bit of both), it's the time of...

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Top 10 Earth Selfies

(19) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 10:37 AM

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Earth from Space (Credit: NASA/GSFC & AVHRR, NDVI, Seawifs, MODIS, NCEP, DMSP and Sky2000 star catalog; AVHRR and Seawifs; Reto Stockli; Marit Jentoft-Nils)

These days, it seems like you can't get online without stumbling across another selfie, whether from a celebrity or a...

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Preserving Our Skies -- And Our Future

(2) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 3:08 PM

Co-authored by Megan Watzke, co-author of Your Ticket to the Universe: A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos from Smithsonian Books


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Planet Earth's bright city lights. Credit: NASA GSFC


The stars are disappearing. At least, that's how it appears for...

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Pink Planets and Green Galaxies: Coloring the Universe

(3) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 11:45 AM

With the fleet of telescopes in space and giant observatories on the ground, we are in what many consider to be a golden age of astronomy. These powerful telescopes produce thousands if not millions of images a year, some of which make their way into the public realm. We see...

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