Nancy Atkinson

About Nancy Atkinson

Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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Astrophotos: 2014 Perseid Meteor Shower

by Nancy Atkinson August 16, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter “The sum total of 2 1/2 hours worth of images – one meteor!” lamented photographer Roger Hutchinson (see his image below). A bright Moon is not conducive seeing and capturing meteors on camera, but some astrophotographers persevered and managed to get […]

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Rosetta’s Comet, Now in 3-D

by Nancy Atkinson August 14, 2014

You always have a pair of those cardboard red-blue 3-D glasses by your desk, right? Well, grab them and take a look at this view of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, just out from the Rosetta mission team. It almost feels like you’re right there with the spacecraft. Remove this ad Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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Our Curiosity: Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Felicia Day Narrate Video About Mars Rover

by Nancy Atkinson August 13, 2014

In honor of the 2nd anniversary of the Curiosity rover reaching Mars, Caltech has put out a wonderful new video about the plucky little rover that has captured the hearts and imaginations of people around the world. And some familiar voices do the narration: astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson and actress Felicia Day. The video […]

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Awesome Video of a Satellite in Orbit

by Nancy Atkinson August 12, 2014

Here’s a great video from a camera mounted on the exterior of the TechDemoSat-1, an in-orbit technology demonstration mission from the UK. It launched on July 8, 2014 on a Soyuz-2, and the video shows the satellite moments after separation from the upper stage. The satellite even took a selfie, below. The video shows the […]

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Perigee “Super” Moon Images from Around the World

by Nancy Atkinson August 11, 2014

Wow! The astrophotographers out there are getting artsy! Take a look at some of the most artistic images of the full Moon we’ve seen yet. The August 10 full Moon was a so-called “super” Moon — and it was the “super-est” of a trio of full Moons being at perigee, or its closest approach to […]

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