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Monday
Sep 29 2014
01:18 UTC

Assembly Completed on Powerful Delta IV Rocket Boosting Maiden Orion Capsule Test Flight

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Assembly of the powerful Delta IV rocket boosting the pathfinder version of NASA's Orion crew capsule on its maiden test flight in December has been completed. Orion is NASA's next generation human rated vehicle that will eventually carry America's astronauts beyond Earth on voyages venturing farther into deep […]

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
Sep 28 2014
02:41 UTC

Crescent Triton

And you thought the Voyager mission was over. A crescent Triton as seen by Voyager┬on August 25, 1989. Image by Gordan Ugarkovic.

Posted by wanderingspace

Friday
Sep 26 2014
15:08 UTC

Stargazing in October

October is an interesting month for astronomers as World Space Week falls from 4 October until 10 October and coincidentally it's a good month for keen astronomers to take to […]

Posted by Astronotes

Thursday
Sep 25 2014
14:28 UTC

Total Lunar Eclipse, October 8, 2014

Eastern horizon as seen from Sydney on 8 October at 7:57 pm AEDST. The eclipse is just about to begin. Click to embiggenEastern horizon as seen from Adelaide on 8 October at 8:09 pm ACDST . The eclipse is just starting. Click to embiggenEastern horizon as seen from Perth on 8 October at 6:48 pm AWST. The eclipse is about halfway to totality. Click to embiggenAbove the North-Eastern horizon as seen from Sydney on 8 October at 9:55 pm AEDST. The eclipse is at its maximum extent . Click to embiggen

Posted by Astroblog

Wednesday
Sep 24 2014
18:21 UTC

A Splash of Color Across the Supermoon

... of the┬day-old supermoon in September that clearly conveys color variations across its┬surface. ┬Such┬variations are often┬imperceptible, but┬the brightness and color differences were digitally enhanced┬to make them easier to discern.┬┬ ┬The color variations┬are indicative of┬compositional differences┬across┬the Lunar surface (e. g., iron content and impact ejecta). (...)Read the rest of A […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Sep 23 2014
13:17 UTC

Seeking Apollo Pictures? Here's How To Find Obscure Shots From The Moon-Landing Program

While any image from the Apollo program is stunning, some of the more iconic ones are used over and over again while equally amazing pictures remain relatively unknown. A recent Reddit thread posted what the user said was some of the “more uncommon” images of the program. You can see the full slideshow here. In […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Sep 23 2014
13:07 UTC

A Triple Occultation Bonanza: A Challenging Series of Occultations This Weekend and More

Got clear skies? This week's equinox means the return of astronomical Fall for northern hemisphere observers and a slow but steady return of longer nights afterwards. And as the Moon returns to the evening skies, all eyes turn to the astronomical action transpiring low to the southwest at dusk.(...)Read the rest of A Triple Occultation […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Sep 23 2014
12:30 UTC

A 3-D Printed Telescope Took This Picture Of The Moon And The Plans Are Coming

What would Galileo think of this? Here's a shot of our closest large celestial neighbor, the Moon, taken through a 3-D printed telescope. Better yet — before long, the creators of this telescope promise, the plans will be made available on the Internet for all to use. The concept (called PiKon) is based on a […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Sep 17 2014
01:10 UTC

Our Moon, the Cosmic Ray Detector

The moon provides an easy way to detect rare ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.

Posted by astrobites

Monday
Sep 15 2014
19:35 UTC

Stalking Uranus: A Complete Guide to the 2014 Opposition Season

It's no joke now is the time to begin searching the much-maligned (and mispronounced) planet Uranus as it reaches opposition in early October leading up to a very special celestial event. Last month, we looked at the challenges of spying the solar system's outermost ice giant world, Neptune. Currently located in the adjacent constellation Aquarius, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Sep 15 2014
16:14 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Moon Points to Crab and Leo's Heart

... Lion's Heart and some starry graveyards come this way for skywatchers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Sep 12 2014
12:51 UTC

Lunar Love: Stunning Shots Abound In Phases Around The SuperMoon

While the SuperMoon of earlier this week got a lot of attention — and rightly so, given the Moon was closest in its orbit to Earth when it was full — the waning and waxing phases around our celestial neighbor are also beautiful. Haunting, in fact. (...)Read the rest of Lunar Love: Stunning Shots Abound […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Sep 09 2014
06:00 UTC

Life on Tattoine Planets: More Complicated Than You Might Think

We all know that life on Earth depends on the Sun, and not just to keep the cold out. Plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis, giving us oxygen to breathe, and in one way or another, the whole food chain relies on our parent star for support. But what if our solar system had […]

Posted by Well-Bred Insolence

Monday
Sep 08 2014
21:53 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Bull’s Red Eye and Green Giant Join Moon

... supermoon starts the week for skywatchers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Sep 08 2014
21:14 UTC

Awesome Astrophotos: Caught in the Web of the SuperMoon

Up in the sky — it's a bird, it's a plane… no, it's a spider and a SuperMoon! Well, not quite. This composite image by Brian who is called Brian on Flickr was actually taken last night, on September 7, 2014, but it's an awesome lead-in for our usual request for astrophotos of the Harvest […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Sep 08 2014
18:31 UTC

China's Yutu Rover Is Still Alive, Reports Say, As Lunar Panorama Released

It hasn't been an easy few lunar months for the Yutu rover, which reportedly had problems positioning its solar panels in March while exploring the lunar surface. That said, reports are emerging that the rover is still alive. Along with those reports came a new panorama released in time for the Moon Festival in that […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Sep 08 2014
13:59 UTC

Guide to Tonight's Big Harvest Moon

... between successive moonrises gave farmers in the days before electricity extra light to harvest their crops, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Saturday
Sep 06 2014
16:10 UTC

Watch Final Summer Supermoon This Weekend

... supermoon is on the rise.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Sep 04 2014
15:05 UTC

NASA Curiosity Rover Missing Scientific Focus And Detail' In Mars Mission: Review

NASA's planetary senior review panel harshly criticized the scientific return of the Curiosity rover in a report released yesterday (Sept. 3), saying the mission lacks focus and the team is taking actions that show they think the $2. 5-billion mission is “too big to fail.” While the review did recommend the mission receive more funding — […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Sep 03 2014
13:38 UTC

Get Set for the Super (or Do You Say Harvest?) Full Moon 3 of 3 for 2014

... won't die. The supermoon really brings em out, just […]

Posted by Universe Today

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