Tag Archives: Mars

The West Coast’s First Interplanetary Launch Coming Up!

Images & videos credit & copyright: NASA/JPL/United Launch Alliance (ULA). More links than you will ever need below. LAUNCH ALERT: Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 04:05 PDT (07:05 EDT & 11:05 UTC) a United Launch Alliance (ULA), Atlas V-401 rocket … Continue reading

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The God of War and God of the Sea to Hold Court

Images credit & copyright: NASA. If you have clear skies and a pair of large binoculars on December 31, 2016 you get to end the year with one of the more beautiful occurrences in the night sky; a planetary conjunction. … Continue reading

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There are no Knuckleballs in Space!

Illustration credit & copyright: NASA. Relax we’re not going to be talking about Red Sox legend, Tim Wakefield or their current knuckleball ace Stephen Wright, but instead this is in regard to solar system bodies or we can safely assume … Continue reading

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Night Life

Image credit & copyright: Manish Mamtani. As if you needed another reason to visit Utah, here’s an amazing image from Manish Mamtani of a friend, Sanket Kolhe reflecting on the Milky Way galaxy which itself is reflecting on the legendary … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Mars (re-post)

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope taken on May 12, 2016. Some of you I know have already been enjoying the view every morning as the Mars, Saturn and Antares trio have been rising before the Sun in … 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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ESA’s ExoMars Orbiter & Lander Bound for the Red Planet

Illustration Credit & Copyright: B. Bethge/European Space Agency (ESA). LAUNCH ALERT: Monday, March 14 at 09:30 UTC (05:30 EDT) The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars mission will be launching to the Red Planet from the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan … Continue reading

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