Monthly Archives: November 2014

ARIANESPACE ARIANE-5 TO MAKE 6TH LAUNCH OF 2014

Image Credit & Copyright: Arianespace launch of Ariane5 VA-206. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, December 4 at 20:38 UTC (15:38 EST) Arianespace will be launching the massive and beautiful Ariane 5 ECA Rocket (designated Flight VA221) with a dual payload of satellites. … Continue reading

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ORION’S TRIAL BY FIRE WILL BE BORN FROM FIRE THIS WEEK

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA. Look below for links to stream this event live as well as mission links and all the social media links you will ever want. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 07:05 EST (12:05 (UTC) … Continue reading

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MORNING LIGHTS AT THE RACETRACK

Image Credit & Copyright: Michael Ince. This photo brings back so many memories for me as I’ve been out here a few times. This beautiful photo comes from Mike Ince and it’s of the Milky Way over what’s known as … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL NYE: THE PLANETARY SOCIETY GUY!

Photo Credit:  Brandon Hill of Brandon Hill Photography. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to William “Bill” Sanford Nye, born on November 27, 1955 to Jacqueline Jenkins who was a WWII code breaker and Edwin “Ned” Darby Nye who was also a WWII veteran.  … Continue reading

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WHAT IF THE SUN DISAPPEARED

Illustration Credit & Copyright: QAuZ on DeviantArt. I really enjoy these thinking posts and it seems that you do as well so let’s fire up another one. What if the Sun disappeared? I’m not talking about the Sun slowly dying, … Continue reading

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THE SURREAL BECOMES REAL

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/Cassini. Here’s a special treat today.  I was just thumbing through some images that I had from Cassini and I came across this wonder inspiring image taken by the Cassini spacecraft on January 11, … Continue reading

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NGC 4622 THE BACKWARD GALAXY

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. A couple things strike me as odd upon initial observations of this galaxy; its nearly circular shape and its long, thin spiral arms.  It’s just not something you expect to see from … Continue reading

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