Satellites

Flaming Space Junk Makes Jaws Drop in Australia

by Bob King July 10, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter “It first looked like a plane with fire coming out of the tail.” – Aaron O. “I have never seen anything like it. Big, bright and moving gently across sky – slower than a plane, not falling at all but moving […]

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It’s Hurricane Season and NASA is Ready Like Never Before

by David Dickinson June 13, 2014

What’s in the cards weather-wise for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season? Although the start of astronomical summer for the northern hemisphere is still over a week away on June 21st, meteorological summer has already begun and with it, hurricane season, which runs from June 1st to November 30th. Remove this ad David Dickinson on Google+

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Captain HiRISE, Space Detective Beams Martian History Album To Earth

by Elizabeth Howell June 5, 2014

Mars, that ever-changing and beautiful Red Planet practically next door to us, is one of the most well-studied places humans have in the universe. We’ve sent spacecraft there for about 50 years. Yet there’s still a lot of mysteries out there. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is among the investigating spacecraft in the area checking out the planet’s […]

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Observing Alert – Space Station ‘Marathon’ Starts This Week

by Bob King May 27, 2014

What’s your favorite satellite? For me it’s the space station. Not only is it the brightest spacecraft in the sky, but it’s regularly visible from so many places. It’s also unique. Most satellites are either spent rocket stages or unmanned science and surveillance probes. The ISS is inhabited by a crew of astronauts. Real people. Every […]

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Russian Proton Rocket Fails After Launch, Destroys Satellite: Reports

by Elizabeth Howell May 16, 2014

About nine minutes after launching towards space, a Russian Proton rocket reportedly crashed Friday (May 16), destroying an advanced satellite being carried on board. The incident happened about 540 seconds after liftoff, after the events of the video shown above. Russian news site RT (among others) reported that the rocket and Express-AM4R mainly burned up in […]

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