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Russian Crowdfunded Satellite May Soon Become Brightest “Star” in the Sky

A group of Russian engineering students hope to use crowdfunding to build and launch what may be the brightest satellite…

7 years ago

This is Our Planet From a Million Miles Away

This picture of our home planet truly is EPIC – literally! The full-globe image was acquired with NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (aka…

8 years ago

What is the Moon’s Real Name?

We call it the Moon, but... what's its real name? You know, the name that scientists call the Moon. As…

8 years ago

No, This Is Not a Photo of India on Diwali

Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, falls on Thursday, Oct. 23 this year and with it come celebrations, gift-giving, and…

8 years ago

How Many Satellites are in Space?

The space age began on October 4, 1957 with the launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1. This tiny…

9 years ago

30 Years of City Growth Seen From Space

Since the launch of its first satellite in 1972, the eight NASA/USGS Landsat satellites have made the longest continuous observations…

10 years ago

Could Cassini See You On “The Day The Earth Smiled?”

So along with the rest of the world, you smiled. You waved. You went outside on July 19, wherever you…

10 years ago

A Heat Wave So Big You Can See It From Space

Hot enough for ya? If you live anywhere on the eastern half of the United States (like me) you've probably…

10 years ago

Did a Piece of Mir Really Land in Massachusetts?

We love a good space debris mystery. Hey, who doesn't, right?  Regular readers of Universe Today know that it’s a…

10 years ago

Weird Gravity Waves Pulse From a Tropical Cyclone

Last Monday, May 13, the Suomi NPP satellite captured a fascinating image of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen as it moved northeast…

10 years ago