Monthly Archives: February 2017

Annular “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse Today

Image credit & copyright: Jia-Hao. Today, Sunday, February 26, 2017 the new moon will cross directly in front of the sun and create the first of two solar eclipses (syzygy’s) of 2017.  If you plan to witness one of the … Continue reading

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NROL-79 Kicks off a 3 Launch March for ULA

Image credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA). LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 17:50 UTC (09:50 PST & 12:50 EST) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), will be launching an Atlas V-401 rocket designated (AV-068) for the National Reconnaissance Office … Continue reading

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Glory of the Night

Image credit & copyright: Morteza Safataj. Here’s an incredible image to take with you into the weekend by Morteza Safataj. In this image we have the Milky Way standing nearly vertical over the travertine terraces of Badab Sourt’s natural hot … Continue reading

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A Momentous Day, Indeed

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. Live streaming links and mission information below. LAUNCH ALERT: Saturday, February 18 at 10:01 EST (15:01 UTC), SpaceX will make history as a Falcon 9 Full Thrust (FT) rocket will rise from NASA’s legendary Launch … Continue reading

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India Lights the 2017 Fire With PSLV-C37

Image credit & copyright: India Space Research Organization (ISRO). Live streaming links below (hopefully). LAUNCH ALERT! Tonight, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 22:30 EST (03:30 UTC on the 15th), the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will be launching a Polar … Continue reading

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Ariane 5’s 2017 Debut Coming Up!

Image credit & copyright: ESA of the VA233 launch.  More launch images like this please! LAUNCH ALERT: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (Hint: Valentine’s Day) at 21:39 UTC (16:39 EST) Arianespace will launch the beautiful and massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 … Continue reading

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The Triangulum Galaxy In Focus

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO)/Very Large Telescope (VLT). In this post we’re going to detail the beautiful Triangulum galaxy which gets its name from being the prominent galaxy in the constellation Triangulum. In this image, captured by … Continue reading

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