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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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Arianespace Ariane 5 Dual Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: ESA/CNES/Arianespace of the VA236 launch. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 23:45 UTC (19:45 EDT) Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA237. This mission will deliver a dual payload … Continue reading

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An Image of What Was

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. A short thought that I wrote about five or so years ago when I bought my 8” Celestron telescope and aimed it at this object; the Eskimo Nebula. Object information below as … Continue reading

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