Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Jewel of the Southern Sky

Image credit & copyright: Ivan Eder. Seemingly awash in a shower of stars, southern globular star cluster 47 Tuc has been labeled as the “Jewel of the Southern Sky” and for good reason. With an apparent magnitude of 4.9 this … Continue reading

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Orbital ATK SLS Booster Test Tuesday!

  Illustrations & video credit & copyright: NASA. Tuesday, June 28, 2015 at 08:05 EDT (12:05 UTC) Orbital ATK will conduct the second and final horizontal static-fire test on a solid rocket booster (SRB) known as Qualification Motor-2 (QM-2) at … Continue reading

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Night Drive

Image credit &copyright: Mike Taylor. This image goes a long way in feeding my unhealthy love for the southwest desert. Mike Taylor comes through again, this time with a great Milky Way image from The Valley of the Gods, in … Continue reading

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ULA Atlas V to Serve the U.S. Navy Friday

Illustration & image credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA). Much more information to include rocket data and links for live stream below. LAUNCH ALERT: Friday, June 24, 2016 at 10:30 EST (14:30 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), utilizing an Atlas … Continue reading

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Solstice Full Moon

Image credit & copyright: Me. Feel free to use and abuse with credit. Summer begins today, Monday June 20, 2016 at 18:34 EDT (22:34 UTC) for the Northern Hemisphere and happy first day of winter to all of my upside … Continue reading

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Blue Origin’s “Launch, Land, Repeat” Campaign Resumes on Father’s Day

Image & video’s credit & copyright: Blue Origin. Blue Origin’s company motto is Gradatim Ferociter, “Step by step, ferociously” and that next step for the New Shepard capsule and propulsion module is about to take place. Launch Alert: Happy Father’s … Continue reading

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The Water Fall Nebula (Zoom)

The universe is an intriguing and mysterious place and every new bit of information comes with many more questions attached to it. I, like so many others believe this is one of the greatest aspects to learning.  The more that … Continue reading

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