Antares

Antares is a supergiant star that would fill the Solar System beyond Mars, but its atmosphere is 12 times bigger than that

Antares, the angry red eye of the constellation Taurus the bull, is a red supergiant star near the end of…

4 months ago

Antares Rocket Blasts Off from Virginia Bound for Space Station with Cygnus Cargo Ship and Tons of Vital Science Supplies

NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – An Orbital ATK Antares rocket successfully blasted off this morning, Sunday, Nov. 12, from…

3 years ago

New Study of Antares Creates the Best Map Ever of a Distant Star

A new research study by a group of astronomers, based on observation using the VLTI, has created the most detailed…

3 years ago

NASA Targets ‘Return to Flight’ of Upgraded Antares for mid-October for Station Resupply

NASA is targeting mid-October for the ‘Return to Flight’ launch of the upgraded Orbital ATK Antares rocket on a cargo…

4 years ago

5 Days, 2 Spectacular Conjunctions

Conjunctions of bright planets make for jewelry in the sky. This week, get ready for some celestial shimmer. If you've been…

4 years ago

Messier 19 (M19) – The NGC 6273 Globular Cluster

Located in the constellation of Ophiuchus, some 28,700,000 light years from Earth, lies the faint globular cluster known as Messier…

4 years ago

Re-engined’ Antares Rocket Completes Crucial Engine Test Firing

Orbital ATK announced late Tuesday that the company’s Antares medium-class commercial rocket outfitted with new first stage RD-181 engines has…

4 years ago

Messier 8 (M8) – The Lagoon Nebula

Messier 8, also known as the Lagoon Nebula, is one of only two star-forming nebulae that is visible to the…

5 years ago

Messier 4 (M4) – The NGC 6121 Globular Cluster

During the late 18th century, Charles Messier began to notice that a series of “nebulous” objects in the night sky…

5 years ago