Astronomy, Guide to Space
24 Apr , 2017 by Tammy Plotner
Located in the direction of the Ursa Major constellation is Messier 40 (Winnecke 4), an optical double star that looks like a double star system.
24 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
Because of its extremely eccentric orbit, slow rotation, and lack of an atmosphere, Mercury experiences extreme variations in surface temperature.
Astronomy, galaxies, Star Formation
24 Apr , 2017 by Evan Gough
A new study of distant, early galaxies helps us understand the early days of our Universe.
Astronomy, Live Broadcasts
23 Apr , 2017 by Fraser Cain
Join Fraser and a panel of space friends for a marathon of COSMOS on Monday at 12:00pm PST. We’ll watch 13 episodes, back to back, answer questions, update the science, and try not to go insane.
23 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
A research team from WSU has created, for the first time under laboratory conditions, a fluid that behaves as if it has a negative mass.
Astronauts, Atlas V, Commercial Space, Earth, Earth Observation, International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center, Launches, NASA, Space Exploration, Space Station, United Launch Alliance
23 Apr , 2017 by Ken Kremer
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – This week’s blastoff of the ‘SS John Glenn’ Cygnus cargo freighter atop an Atlas V rocket on a critical mission delivering over 7000 pounds of science and gear to the International Space Station (ISS) yielded stellar imagery from all around the Florida Space Coast.
Astronauts, Atlas V, Commercial Space, Earth, Earth Observation, esa, International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center, Launches, NASA, Space Exploration, Space Station, United Launch Alliance
22 Apr , 2017 by Ken Kremer
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The SS John Glenn commercial Cygnus resupply vessel arrived at the International Space Station early this morning, April 22, carrying nearly four tons of science and supplies crammed inside for the five person multinational Expedition 51 crew.
Mars, NASA, News
22 Apr , 2017 by Evan Gough
The HiRise camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured color images of the Opportunity’s 2004 Hole In One landing site inside Eagle Crater.
21 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
For the first time ever, an international team of astronomers – using the ALMA array – have taken a clear image of an accretion disk around a young protostar.
Astronomy, Exoplanets, Extrasolar Planets
21 Apr , 2017 by Evan Gough
We assume that habitable exoplanets will have significant land masses, because that’s what we have on Earth. Are we wrong?
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