Monthly Archives: November 2015

ULA to Return Cygnus & Deke Slayton to Flight

Image Credit & Copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA). LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 22:55 UTC (17:55 EST & 14:55 PST) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), utilizing an Atlas V-401 rocket designated (AV-061) will be embarking on their first International … Continue reading

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Skyfall

Image Credit & Copyright: Brent Goldman. What a view! In this image from Brent Goldman, we see two titans of legend in the same image. The great and humbling Yosemite National Park spans the foreground with its unique features such … Continue reading

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Gradatim Ferociter 2

Video & Image Credit & Copyright: Blue Origin. “Now safely tucked away at our launch site in West Texas is the rarest of beasts; a used rocket.” – Jeff Bezos. Surprise, again! On Monday, November 23, 2015 Blue Origin, founded … Continue reading

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A Swan’s Scars (Zoom)

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL/Caltech/ Galaxy Evolution Explorer GALEX. GALEX Explorer page for this ultraviolet wavelength image: http://www.galex.caltech.edu/media/glx2012-01r_img01.html Sometime in the past, between 5,000 and 8,000 years ago, a massive star at least ten or twenty times the mass of … Continue reading

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The Great Double Cluster of Perseus

  Image Credit & Copyright: Vangelis Souglakos In the northern hemisphere, on a clear night you have the ability to view one of the most beautiful star clusters in the night sky; the Perseus double. One look at this object … Continue reading

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Oregon Under the Stars

Image Credit & Copyright: Rick Parchen. Here’s a beautiful image of the core of the Milky Way galaxy crossing the skies of Oregon. This image captures a homestead in the open plains; the dark skies provided by the lack of … Continue reading

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Galactic Pine

Image Credit & Copyright: John Davis of Bucksnort Observatory. High in the northwest region of the United States resides some of the darkest skies that the country still has to offer. If you need evidence of that, you need to … Continue reading

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