12 May , 2016 by David Dickinson
The Big Bear Solar Observatory Captures a high-res image of this week’s transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun.
Astronomy, Guide to Space
11 May , 2016 by Matt Williams
When you remove all the touch-ups and filters, the planets of the Solar System look slightly different than you might imagine, especially in terms of color
Solar Astronomy, sun
10 May , 2016 by Nancy Atkinson
No one had a better view of the transit of Mercury across the Sun than the space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory, as it had a completely unobstructed view of the entire seven-and-a-half-hour event.
Astronomy, Earth, Guide to Space
9 May , 2016 by Matt Williams
In billions of years, the Sun will enter its “Red Giant” phase and expand considerably. So naturally, we have to ask, will the Earth survive?
Astronomy, Aurora, Live Broadcasts, Mercury, sun
8 May , 2016 by Bob King
A review of last night’s spectacular aurora along with a look at tonight’s space weather forecast plus a recap of tomorrow’s big event – the transit of Mercury.
Astronomy, Mercury, Terraforming
29 Apr , 2016 by Matt Williams
Mercury is a hot and hostile planet, but it has many things going for it that make it an attractive option for colonizing and even partial terraforming
Astronomy, Jupiter, Terraforming
22 Apr , 2016 by Matt Williams
Jupiter’s four largest moons – the Galileans – have long been considered as possible sites for human habitation, and even terraforming
Astronomy, Missions, NASA, News
19 Apr , 2016 by Matt Williams
As part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, NASA recently announced 13 radical proposals for funding and development
Astronomy, Mercury, News, Observing, sun
15 Apr , 2016 by Bob King
On Monday, May 9 Mercury will make one of its relatively rare transits of the Sun. Get ready for the event by making sure you have access to a telescope and solar filter.
Guide to Space
31 Mar , 2016 by Matt Williams
Given its proximity to Earth and our history of exploring it, colonizing and terraforming the Moon could be much easier than other Solar bodies
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