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The Legendary Delta II to Make its Final Flight With the Launch of NASA’s ICESat2

Images credit & copyright: NASA & United Launch Alliance (ULA). Launch Alert! Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 05:46 PDT (08:46 EDT & 12:46 UTC) a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket will be leaving Earth for a date with … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Neptune

Images credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Voyager 2. If you love the night sky and the planets in particular then this has been a fantastic year.  Jupiter reached opposition (closest point to Earth) back on May 8. Saturn reached opposition on … Continue reading

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ULA and the Delta IV Heavy to Launch NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to the Sun for SCIENCE!

Images and Illustrations credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) & NASA. Launch Alert!!! Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 03:53 EDT (00:53 PDT & 07:53 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA) will be launching the beautifully powerful, heavy lift, Delta … Continue reading

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SpaceX to Launch Telstar 19 VANTAGE (19V)

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX and NASA. Presskit usually comes out a day before launch. LAUNCH ALERT! Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 01:50 EDT (05:50 UTC and 22:50 PDT on the 21st) a SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 (core 1047.1) … 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. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rising one at a time … Continue reading

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The Speedy Barnard’s Star

Image credit & copyright: Daniel LaShomb. Here’s an interesting star that doesn’t look like much but it’s not what it looks like, it’s what it does.  I captured this image last week and not only is this not the first … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image credit: NASA/JPL Cassini Spacecraft. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rising one at a time in the East as it’s been quite a treat for the past … Continue reading

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