Tag Archives: JPL

The Beautiful King of the Gods

Image credit: NASA Juno/SWRI/Kevin M. Gill/Jason Major. Like creamer in your morning coffee, Jupiter’s multicolored gas bands swirl just 3,500 km (2,175 mi.) underneath NASA’s Juno spacecraft and JunoCam during close approach, known as perijove 6, on May 19, 2017. … Continue reading

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Goodbye Cassini, Thank You

Images credit & copyright: NASA/JPL. Many more images and links below. On October 15, 1997 a Titan IV (401)B lifted off from Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40 carrying what would become one of the most successful space probes in our history; Cassini. … Continue reading

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The Coiled Galaxy

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO). 50 million light years away in the southern constellation, Fornax (furnace) is this beautiful barred spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 1097. The sweeping blue spiral arms dotted with pink star forming regions … Continue reading

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Alone in a Galaxy of Billions

Illustration credit & copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech Ever feel alone in a world of billions? Well believe it or not, there are planets in our galaxy and likely in every galaxy that truly are alone. Through the unfortunate interactions of their fellow … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Cassini Spacecraft. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the Saturn, Mars and Antares Trio as it’s been quite a treat for the past few months.  If you haven’t seen this … Continue reading

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Heads-Up Jupiter, You Have Company

Illustration credit & copyright: NASA/JPL. Launched on August 5, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), SLC-41 on an Atlas V 551 Juno, the second of NASA’s New Frontier spacecraft (the first being New Horizons) has been making her … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Mars

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL/USGS of Mars’s Schiaparelli Crater (front & center) by the Viking 1 Orbiter. Some of you I know have already been enjoying the view every morning as the Mars, Saturn and Antares trio have been rising … Continue reading

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