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Jupiter Nears Opposition

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Cassini/Space Science Institute. See below for more information to include data and trackers. Those with telescopes and binoculars, now is the time to observe the King of the Planets. For many of you observations of Jupiter have already … Continue reading

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Happy 28th Birthday Hubble

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Launched onboard STS-31 Discovery from KSC LC-39B on April 24, 1990; we are embarking on the legendary Hubble Space Telescope’s 28th birthday week. There may be other important telescopes throughout history but none have … Continue reading

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NGC 5023; A Shower of Diamonds

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This beautiful edge-on spiral galaxy may only be roughly half the size of our Milky Way but the resolution that Hubble delivers is just amazing. What’s great about this image is that … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 TESS Mission Launch

Image credit & copyright: SpaceX. LAUNCH ALERT! Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 18:51 EDT (15:51 PDT & 22:51 UTC) a SpaceX Falcon 9 (core B1045.1) will be launching from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) to deliver Transiting Exoplanet … Continue reading

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Expedition 55/56 Crew Ready for Launch

Images credit & copyright: Roscosmos/NASA. Launch Alert! Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 13:44 EDT (17:44 UTC & 23:44 Baikonur time) a Soyuz-FG rocket; MS-08 (ISS 54S or Soyuz 56) will lift off from Launch Pad 1/Launcher 5 (LC 1/5) at the … Continue reading

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ULA Atlas V NASA/NOAA GOES-S Weather Satellite

Images credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA). LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 17:02 EST (22:02 UTC) a United Launch Alliance (ULA), Atlas V-541 rocket designated (AV-077) will lift off from Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC-41) at the Cape … Continue reading

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The Southern Ring Nebula

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. At only about 2,000 light years away, the Southern Ring Nebula is one of the closer planetary nebulae to us here on vantage point Earth. Located in the Southern constellation Vela, this nearly half … Continue reading

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