Tag Archives: ESA

Messier 81 (M81) Bode’s Galaxy

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, GALEX Space Telescope & Spitzer Space Telescope. CLICK image for larger view and look below for information and related links. This image of the brilliant spiral galaxy M81 comes from a collaboration … Continue reading

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Ariane 5; Intelsat 37E & BSAT 4a Dual Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: ESA/Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: UPDATE: Due to the pad abort at launch, reschedule date for this mission is unclear though planned for late-September.  I’ll re-post with times when applicable. 2017 at NA UTC (NA EDT) Arianespace will … Continue reading

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Next Station Crew is Go for Launch!

Image credit & copyright: RSC Energia. Launch Alert! Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11:41 EDT (15:41 UTC) a Soyuz-FG rocket; MS-05 (ISS 51S or Soyuz 53) will be lifting off from Launch Pad 1/Launcher 5 (LC 1/5) at the legendary Baikonur … Continue reading

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Galaxy on Edge

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Here’s a beautiful edge-on view of a spiral galaxy cataloged at NGC 5866. Located 45 million light years away in the constellation Draco, this galaxy presents us with a wonderful opportunity to … Continue reading

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Arianespace Ariane 5 Dual Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: ESA/Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 20:59 UTC (16:59 EDT) Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA238. This mission will deliver a dual payload of Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat 3 … Continue reading

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V838 Monocerotis Evolved

Image credit & copyright: I created these collages using NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images.  Non-annotated version below. It was January 2, 2002: A new light appears in the constellation Monoceros that until this moment hadn’t even been known to exist.  … Continue reading

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The Destruction of NGC 922

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 150 million light years away lies the remains of a cosmic murder. It appears that as we see it, NGC 922 here was shot through the heart (cue the Bon Jovi music) … Continue reading

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