SpaceX Dragon Captured on Film in Orbit Over Paris 25 Minutes After Launch

by Nancy Atkinson April 18, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter UPDATE: Thanks to several people on Twitter who pointed out that what is seen in the footage here is the the upper stage of the Falcon 9, the Dragon capsule, and the ejected solar panel covers moving along together in orbit […]

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Check Out These Online Astronomy Classes and Contests

by Nancy Atkinson March 22, 2014

Here are a few upcoming and ongoing astronomy classes and photography contests that our readers may be interested in. Once a year, the One-Minute Astronomer — aka Brian Ventrudo — offers a detailed course called “The Art of Stargazing,” and you need to act fast on this one, as the final signup date is March […]

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Watch Saturn Slip Behind the Moon

by Jason Major February 24, 2014

Or, more accurately, watch the Moon pass in front of Saturn. Either way you get the same result: a beautiful video of planetary motion in action! On the morning of Saturday, Feb. 22, the Moon drifted in front of the planet Saturn from the point of view of certain locations on Earth. Luckily one of […]

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An Amazing Capture of Jupiter and its Moons

by David Dickinson January 15, 2014

It’s always a thrill to watch the action at Jupiter, as its moons pass in front of and behind the gas giant planet. We wrote recently about this month’s opposition of Jove on January 5th, marking the start of the Jupiter evening viewing season for 2014.  Remove this ad David Dickinson on Google+

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Announcing a New Comet ISON Photo Contest!

by Nancy Atkinson November 1, 2013

Universe Today is proud to announce that we are partnering with OPT Telescopes and for a brand new Comet ISON Photo Contest, with over $10,000 in prizes to give away! Comet ISON is one of the most anticipated sky events for years, and already astrophotographers have been busy trying to capture images of this […]

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