Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Beautifully Twisted M106

Photo Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble, Hubble Heritage team, Robert Gendler. Located relatively close (for a galaxy) at 23.5 million light years away in the constellation Canes Venatici, is this beautiful yet oddly shaped spiral galaxy named Messier 106 (M106). At first … Continue reading

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Seeds of Things to Come

Image credit & copyright: Don Goldman. Roughly 800 light years away in the southern constellation Vela (Sails) is the Vela Supernova Remnant, of which this is a small portion of. Once part of a massive star, (a star with at … Continue reading

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Arianespace Ariane 5 to Launch SGDC & Koreasat 7

Image credit & copyright: ESA of the VA233 launch. LAUNCH ALERT: DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA236. This mission will deliver a dual payload of Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications (SGDC) … Continue reading

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ULA & Delta IV to Serve the U.S. Military This Week

Images credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA). LAUNCH ALERT: Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 19:44 EDT (23:44 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), will be launching a Delta IV rocket in its Medium + (5,4) configuration carrying the ninth Wideband … Continue reading

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JAXA H-IIA to Launch IGS Radar 5 for the Japanese Government

Image credit & copyright: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Launch Alert: Friday, March 17, 2017 at 01:20 UTC (21:20 EDT on the 16th), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), will be launching the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA (H-2A) rocket; Launch … Continue reading

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SpaceX Echostar XXIII From LC-39A Early Thursday Morning

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 01:35 EDT (05:35 UTC), SpaceX will be launching a Falcon 9 Full Thrust (FT) from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) carrying the EchoStar XXIII (23) communication satellite. … Continue reading

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Bow Lake Under the Milky Way

Image credit & copyright: Michael Shainblum. Hope you’re all having a great weekend. Let’s keep it rolling with this beautiful image of the Milky Way over Bow Lake in Banff National Park by Michael Shainblum. Banff National Park spans 2,564 … Continue reading

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