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Friday
Jul 25 2014
01:07 UTC

Apollo 11 Splashdown 45 Years Ago on July 24, 1969 Concludes 1st Moon Landing Mission — Gallery

The three man crew of NASA's Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean 45 years ago today on July 24, 1969 – successfully concluding Earth's first journey to land humans on another world and return them safely to our Home Planet. Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Jul 24 2014
11:56 UTC

The Cresent Moon vists Venus and Mercury, Morning July 25-26, 2014

Morning sky on Friday July 25 looking north-east as seen from Adelaide at 6:30 am ACST. The crescent Moon is close to Venus. Mercury is close to the horizon. Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at equivalent local times. (click to embiggen). Morning sky on Saturday July 26 looking north-east as seen from Adelaide at 6:30 am ACST. VThe crescent Moon is close to Mercury . Similar views will be seen throughout Australia at equivalent local times. (click to embiggen). On the morning of

Posted by Astroblog

Tuesday
Jul 22 2014
02:21 UTC

Historic Human Spaceflight Facility at Kennedy Renamed in Honor of Neil Armstrong — 1st Man on the Moon

45 years ago on July 20, 1969, NASA astronaut and Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on another celestial body when he stepped off the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle and onto our Moon's utterly alien surface. Today, July 21, 2014, NASA officially renamed a historic facility at […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Jul 21 2014
18:10 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Saturn Stands While Meteors Fly

Saturn, the true “Lord of the Rings,” dominates the evening sky this week, while the summer's first meteor shower gets under way. Saturn at full stop.¬On Monday, July 21, the ringed world will appear at a standstill in the sky, relative to the background stars in the zodiacal constellation Libra, the Scales. Astronomers call this…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Jul 21 2014
14:16 UTC

What Does The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Site Look Like Today?

Forty-five years ago yesterday, the Sea of Tranquility saw a brief flurry of activity when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin dared to disturb the ancient lunar dust. Now the site has lain quiet, untouched, for almost half a century. Are any traces of the astronauts still visible? The answer is yes! Look at the picture […]

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
Jul 20 2014
23:52 UTC

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 45 Years Ago on July 20, 1969: Relive the Moment! — With an Image Gallery and Watch the Restored EVA Here

Man first walked on the Moon 45 years ago today on July 20, 1969 when American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin opened the hatch to the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, climbed down the ladder and set foot on the surface – marking mankind's greatest achievement. They came in peace for all mankind! You […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Jul 18 2014
22:20 UTC

45th Anniversary of First Men on the Moon: Spot Apollo Landing Sites

... Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Learn how you can spy two of the Apollo landing sites with a set of binoculars.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Jul 18 2014
15:56 UTC

How Humanity's Next Moon Explorers Could Live In Lunar Pits'

... NASA showing the first moon landing site in three dimensions. It's tempting to touch on the surface nearby the Eagle lander there in the center and do some prospecting. You'll notice a lot of craters in that video, which is based on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data. Across the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Jul 18 2014
15:07 UTC

One Small Step' Quote On Apollo 11 Briefly Confused Legendary Broadcaster Cronkite

... celebrations, helmed the moon coverage for CBS. […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Jul 17 2014
14:02 UTC

Moonwalk One' Makes Us Excited About Apollo 11 All Over Again

... stepping on to the moon for the first time. If you're old enough to remember Apollo 11, this documentary above should bring back a lot of warm […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Jul 15 2014
13:41 UTC

Video: A Bright Orange Moon Watches Bastille Day Fireworks from Above

Who had the best view of the Bastille Day fireworks last night? From this lovely video from astrophotographer Thierry Legault, it appears the low-hanging, bright waning Moon may have had the preferred vantage point to watch the fine pyrotechnics from the Eiffel Tower. But Thierry had a pretty good view, as well! He told us […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Jul 14 2014
16:08 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Ice Giants and Deep Sky Jewels

The moon dances with the outer planets this week for sky-gazers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Jul 14 2014
14:55 UTC

Your Weekend SuperMoon' Photos from Around the World

... first of three Supermoons on tap for 2014, where the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Jul 14 2014
14:30 UTC

#Apollo45

Where were you when humans landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969? Buzz Aldrin wants you to share your story on the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. Aldrin encourages you to upload a video to YouTube describing where you were when he and Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon. My favorite part: “Kids, help your parents if they don't know how to use their smartphones.” Use the hashtag #Apollo45! I count myself as one

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Friday
Jul 11 2014
15:44 UTC

Europa Is Covered In Bacon. That Is Why We Must Go.

Whether you're a trend-loving hipster, a breakfast lover, or just fan of meat products in general, you'd have to agree that it does look like a giant piece of bacon* running across the image above. And while the color and shape seems about right, the size and temperature is a bit off — that'd be […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Wednesday
Jul 09 2014
15:38 UTC

A New Image of Europa Emerges

... Jupiter and its family of moons in 1997 and 1998. While the data itself isn't new per se the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Jul 08 2014
17:13 UTC

Would the Real SuperMoon' Please Stand Up?

Tis the season once again, when rogue Full Moons nearing perigee seem roam the summer skies to the breathless exhortations of many an astronomical neophyte at will. We know by now, you'd think that there'd be nothing new under the Sun (or in this case, the Moon) to write about the closest Full Moons of […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Jul 07 2014
15:31 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Ringed Jewel and Cat’s Eye Sparkle

... Cat's Eye stares back at skywatchers in this week's star gazing showcase.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Sunday
Jul 06 2014
13:37 UTC

Tonight's Conjunction As Seen From Mars

Earth as seen from Mars on the the night of the Moon, Mar, Spica conjunction. The Moon is too close to be seen separate from the Earth with the unaided eye. Earth is a morning object from Mars at the moment. Simulated in StellariumLooking back towards the Sun from behind Mars. Simulated in CelestiaSomeone was wondering what the Moon Spica and Mars conjunction would look like from Mars. Well, here are some simulated views for you. As Spica is "behind" Mars, we can see it in these views.

Posted by Astroblog

Sunday
Jul 06 2014
10:53 UTC

The Moon, Mars and Spica, Sunday 6 June 2014

Chart of tonight's sky at 22:00 ACST as seen from Adelaide, similar views will be seen at the equivalent local time (eg 22:00 AEST) elsewhere. The Moon, Spica (left) Mards (above) and Saturn (far right) as seem from my backyard around 19:00 ACST. The blob down the bottom is an imaging artefact. Taken with my Canon IXUS 400 ASA 2 second exposure. Close up of Moon, Mars and Spica 3X Zoom on the Canon IXUS as before. If you have clear skies at the moment go out right now, and look up i

Posted by Astroblog

Thursday
Jul 03 2014
20:48 UTC

Astrophoto: A Mistakenly' Beautiful View of the Crescent Moon and Leaning Tower of Pisa

... mistake led to this stunning image of the crescent Moon and the Tower of Pisa this week. Astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca from Italy had in mind a certain shot he wanted to take of the crescent Moon on June 29. “So I went out during the evening to do so,” he told Universe Today via […]

Posted by Universe Today

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